I love the “Why not” spirit of young people. When they see a challenge they don’t analyze it, they simply say, “Why not?” Recently I told you the story of what one 13 year old wanted for her birthday. She saw a challenge and said, “Why not?” Here is another “Why not?” story.
Nathan Hamm is a young man with questions. Three years ago he asked his dad, “Why doesn’t someone do something about all the suffering in the world today?” His dad then asked him a question. “Why don’t YOU do something about it?” Darin Hamm, Nathan’s father, then shared with him the work of Hope Springs International and how we teach Drip Irrigation Farming and the need for a variety of garden seeds used in this training program.
That first year over 400 seed packets were raised through Nathan’s efforts. The following year Nathan’s sister Madison joined the effort and over 700 seed packets were collected. 2012 is the third year that this family has been involved in collecting gardening seed for our work in Nigeria and Chad. This year Nathan stepped up his efforts and found a way to collect more seed packets that ever before. The follow video produced by Nathan’s dad tells this exciting story.
This is just one of numerous ways to be involved in making a real difference in the lives of suffering people throughout the world. Jesus said, “And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” (Matt. 10:42). Click here to learn more about Hope Springs International Or drop us a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Poster created by Darin Hamm)