Thought for the Week – Achievement

27 September 2019

Bible reading:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

I am always amazed at the generosity people are capable of when given the opportunity. Just take the charity Children in Need which year on year seems to raise more money; in 2018 they raised a whopping £50.5 million and since their first fundraising event in 1980 they raised over £1 billion. Those are staggering numbers and the impact those donations have both in the UK and worldwide is phenomenal, but those sort of numbers are only generated through the small and seemingly insignificant donations of many, many individuals. It is examples like that which breed hope that humanity can bring about great positive change in the world through our consistent, seemingly small actions adding together.

The King’s Village in Ghana is another such example (visit their website here) of a Christian couple seeing a need in rural Ghana and deciding to do something about it. Their passion motivated by the love of God for those in need, drew in others (including our Academy) who joined with them in supporting that community. Each of our houses sponsor a child in Ghana; raising money which pays for their education – the positive change this makes to those individuals is something that really matters.

Prayer:
Dear God, thank you for the privilege we enjoy in this country; the way of life, the education and the opportunities. We are grateful that from this place ‘having’ we can seek to meet the needs of those who do not have; both in our country and abroad. We think particularly of the village and children we support in Ghana and are thankful for the generosity of spirit that is growing in our students as they learn to give to others. Help us to continue to nurture that generosity and compassion, in Jesus name, Amen.

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