Category Archives: Charity

“Can I help you with that?”

Bud of a pink rose

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Can I help you with that?

Puis-je vous aider?

Posso aiutarvi?

Naweza kukusaidia kwa hilo?

Tôi có thể giúp bạn?

No matter the language, this one sentence – or rather, the actions that back it, can do wonders. You may have heard of Make-A-Difference Monday, and other efforts to take actions to help others. When you help someone – whether that’s “buying them a cup of coffee,” or some other courtesy, it makes you feel good. It stirs something up in your heart, and maybe even gives you that extra push to do it again. Kindness can be catchy, and that’s certainly a good thing. So why don’t we take advantage of moments where we can express this sentiment?

"A Helping Hand". 1881 painting by E...

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Many times, such action takes spontaneity, and a sincere desire to help others. So next time you see someone in need, don’t worry about who they are, whether or not they’re your friend or someone you dislike, just help. This is something I’m trying to do. To resist the impulse to stand around idly when I can be helping others, and it’s tremendously satisfying – especially when you have a great cause holding you to it. For me, it’s the love of Jesus Christ – the ultimate example of how to reach out.

Today the DailyPost topic was, When was your last random act of kindness? If you haven’t done something for anybody lately – try doing so. Whether it’s opening a door, asking someone how they’re doing, or helping someone carry a heavy load – there’s nothing too small to make a significant difference in someone’s life.

Join our Free Rice Group!

Long grain rice from the United States

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First of all, what is Free Rice?

Free Rice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme. They donate rice to hungry people for free, obtaining the money for such generosity from sponsors via. advertisements on their website.

How can you be involved?

Free Rice is all about a fun, educational game where you can test your knowledge (and learn more in the process) while donating rice (the actual figures are donated). You can choose from a variety of topics – from your knowledge in English Vocabulary, to Foreign Language, or even Famous Paintings. For each question you answer right, you donate 10 grains of rice. Once again, this is accomplished via the money gained from ad’s that are shown while you play.

How is Adventure Writer involved? has recently come up with a 2.0 version of their site where you can create groups to accumulate more grains of rice faster. I’ve started a group called Christian Passion, inspired by Louie Giglio‘s Passion Conferences. Create an account on Free Rice, join the Christian Passion Group (and click “PLAY” on the group page), and start earning rice! Your rice will be added to the group total, which is currently at 14850 Grains and counting.

Who would’ve thought giving could be so simple!