10. Buy books for a Christian school.
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Many Christian schools lack funding to maintain a library of good-quality Christian reading material. The need, however, often gets buried under more obvious and urgent shortfalls. When my husband and I received a request to help stock a Christian school library in Spain, we jumped at the chance. Scrolling through the list of wished-for titles, I spotted many of my grandchildren’s favorites.
It was fun to know that because of our donation, children half a world away would soon be reading the same good books we enjoy. If this idea appeals to you, be sure to check with the school to see which titles they need. You’d hate to waste money buying books they already own.
As you can tell from this list, there are as many ways to invest in God’s kingdom as there are people and ministries. If you feel God calling you to give of your time, talent, and treasure, begin with your local church. When the needs are met there, ask God to show you where else he wants to use you. Then watch and listen. He’ll show you exactly where you need to give.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Lori Hatcher is a blogger, inspirational speaker, and author of the Christian Small Publisher’s 2016 Book of the Year, Hungry for God … Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women. She’s also Gigi to three tiny humans. A Toastmasters International contest-winning speaker, Lori’s goal is to help busy women connect with God in the craziness of everyday life. She especially loves small children, soft animals, and chocolate. You’ll find her pondering the marvelous and the mundane on her blog, Hungry for God. . . Starving for Time. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter (@lorihatcher2) or Pinterest (Hungry for God).
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