We were all once girls (or boys) with dreams. Have we turned them into a vision or have we left them dusty on the shelf of our past.
What if this year we gave someone the gift of a dream?
What if our gift to someone is the gift of helping to get their dream off the ground?
What if we went to one of our friends, or family members, or even someone we don't know well, and offered our services and support to help make their dream a reality? Can't think of anyone? Comment here if you are a helper and/or a dreamer and maybe we can make some matches.
The background photo is from Hands Producing Hope. The dreams for this organization all started in 2010, when founder, Rebecca, lived in Costa Rica for six months and began to learn about the discrimination and hardships a native people group called the Guaymi face on a daily basis. Moved by their story, she visited the Coppey Abajo reservation for the first time and began dreaming of what her role in this community would be. There, she met women who, in the face of oppression and extreme poverty, still had hopes and dreams for brighter tomorrow. While these women had a passion for learning and creating, Rebecca realized they were in need of a market. Fast forward to 2017 and women in this community AND Rwanda are not only provided dignified work, but also education and physical, mental and emotional wellness. Read the entire story here. Their dreams have made other dreams a reality.
What dreams can we be a part of making happen?
Who can we reach out to?
We could pray for them, be a sounding board, help fund-raise, take on some of the admin tasks, brainstorm, assemble mailings, make phone calls...anything!
That dream...that passion...is there because God put it there. Let's light the fire for each other.
Let's make this the most special gift we give this year. A gift of ourselves and our support to see a dream become a vision become a reality.
Comment here if you are a dreamer or tag someone you know. Comment here also if you are a supporter looking for a a dream to gift your services to. I promise to pray for every. single. name listed...dreamers & supporters alike...every.single. day of Advent as part of my quiet time. I'm rooting for you!