Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Greetings all!

The concept of giving is not very far from our minds here at CSC.  Visitors are often amazed when we tell them that CSC is entirely supported by donations, but amazingly it is the truth.  God works on the hearts and minds of people and after 30+ years, CSC is still standing and has even grown and progressed.  It has reached beyond the humble dreams its founders dared to utter oh so long ago.  But, tis the nature of our God.

There are many ways that people give to CSC.  For instance, we get huge boxes that people fill up with any number of things they think our kids will love and need----then those of us on the Childcare team get to feel like its Christmas morning every time we rip the boxes open and see all of the treasures inside.  Truth be told, I have squealed with delight on more than one occasion, but today, in fact, I squealed when I was shown a ziploc bag of diaper pins!*  The best "Christmas" happened last April when we went through 13 boxes and realized that they contained millions of toy cars, shoes galore, clothing, small toys perfectly made for birthday presents, a child's keyboard, a dollhouse, Barbies, baby dolls, stuffed animals, crayons, coloring books and 5 dismantled bikes---yes, you read it right!  I think we were as excited as the kids were!  ;)

Sometimes the blessings come in the form of people.  Visitors and work teams come and bless our kids with their time and their playfulness.  We have many faithful visitors that come regularly and plan camps for our kids, lead Bible studies, and just play, listen, and care about our kids.  But we also have many people that come only one time and are touched and are excited to spread the word about CSC when they get back to their home.

People pray for CSC.  A powerful measure, to be sure.  For those of you who pray for this organization, thank you.  I see time and time again God working for the good of CSC and it is because of prayer.  There is no question that things come to us at exactly the right time because someone is praying that our needs be met.

People give financially, of course.  Some happen upon our website randomly, some give while attending our banquet, because they know someone connected to CSC or because they have a personal connection to CSC themselves.  Sometimes it is to a special project, such as emergency dental work, costly medications, or for a specific need.

Another opportunity to give is to donate funds to sponsor a school day.  It is called a Day of Hope, and it literally is the opportunity to provide a day of learning for our kids.  Well, I was blown away when 2 days ago, my mom sponsored a Day of Hope in my honor!  Not only did CSC benefit, but so did our kids and I was blessed to boot!  That is what is so cool about a place like CSC.  One act of kindness turns into many blessings.

Thanks so much, Mom!

Such special girls---they also wanted to thank you, Mom!

 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”   
Luke 6:38

Thank you for giving in all the ways that you do!  Just as we have been blessed by your giving, I pray that you also feel blessed!


*Side note, diaper pins (good ones) are about impossible to find here. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Linds! It's a good feeling to give, for sure! Love you! Mom