Giving Produces Happiness & Gratitude

No one has ever become poor by giving.

–Anne Frank

Sometimes we are tempted to hold back and not be as generous as we might be capable of being.  Fear may cause our hesitation. Uncertainty of the future might cause us pause.

However, for those who are willing to step out in faith and trust God with their well-being, I have seen amazing life-change.  God gave to us and He has given us the choice to give to others. 

Giving produces gratitude and happiness.  What a powerful tool we have in our hands!  It really doesn’t matter the amount, it is the level of sacrifice that produces the biggest return for each of us.  And, when we know that our sacrifice is valued, appreciated and treated with great care and respect, it is icing on the cake!

I want to wish you and your family a special Christmas season.  I want to thank you for your encouragement and support throughout 2019.  And, I want to ask you to make a tax deductible year-end gift to the work of Gleaning.  Together, we can make our world a little better place to live as we give a hand up to those who are suffering this month.

As you prepare to give this month to family, friends and to those who are less fortunate, I hope you will consider entrusting Gleaning For The World with a special gift. Your gift will be used by our team to share God’s love with those who are facing their greatest challenges. Together, we can make a difference! 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we praise you for the unity we are seeing among your children. People of all ages and denominations are becoming more outspoken about their love for you and their faith in you. During this time of social distancing, people all over social media are praising you and praying to you, and we thank you for that.
Lord, today we ask for mercy for those who have celebrations planned in the coming days. Weddings, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and other events take time, money, and resources to put together. Lord, help those who are cancelling their celebrations to rejoice in your love, and please help them to be able to recover from any financial woes brought on by COVID-19.

With current restrictions in place, Lord, we ask that people are able to share each other’s joys in unique and creative ways. We thank you for the technology in place that helps loved ones celebrate special moments together, even when they are apart. Thank you for the love of friends and family.

We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Romans 5:3-4

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Join our Facebook prayer community: Praying through the pandemic)

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.