My boat is kind of tiny when it comes to money, but I have learned something over the past few years about adoption and giving.
My drop in the bucket counts. It really counts.
Countless times I have given $10, $50, even a few hundred dollars to adoptions. I’ve donated services. I’ve given artwork for auctions. It may seem pointless to some when thousands are needed.
What good could my measly $25 be when a family is trying to raise $25,000?
Two years ago, I helped raise funds for an adoption, and I payed attention. I counted every dollar and did the math. You can read the full story HERE.
I was curious.
And this is what I found:
182 donations were received (total being raised was $14,500)
91 people gave under $30
38 people gave $31-$60
2 people gave $61-$99
42 people gave $100-$200
5 people gave $201-$500
4 people gave $501-$1000
1 person gave over $1000
(The average donation was $80.)
My $25 does matter! It really does. Yes, the big gifts are amazing. I’ve been on the receiving side of those gifts. They build faith and give hope that there will be an end in sight.
But the little gifts count too.
I give for many of the reasons my guest bloggers have already shared this week. (No need for me to re-state what has already been shared so eloquently.)
There is JOY in giving. Every time I give, regardless of the amount. There is JOY!
As I close this series, it is my heart’s deepest desire that you will be provoked to give, that the body of Christ will be provoked to give.
Give where it counts. Give where the return on your investment is so astronomical that it cannot be counted.