Thursday, 22 August 2013

Who gave the most amongst us?

After I shared with the children the story of the nuns, I asked them "Would you like to donate?"

This was their reaction:

#1: My savings is running low. (I guess that was a 'no')

#2: Ok, I'll donate 1 brick. Here's $30.

#3: I need to think. The next day, she was ready with her answer. I'll donate 2 bricks. I paid for my school's mid-autumn festival tickets for all of us already so you just return me $3. (The tickets were $63)

#4: (her immediate and enthusiastic response) I will donate 2 bricks.

#5: Here is my piggy bank. You can take everything to give to the nuns.
(His savings amounted to a grand total of $5)

I am so proud of them. I'm sure they will be richly blessed for their generosity.

I will take them to see the new convent when it is completed and we will look for our name in the book. It is a tangible way for the children to see where their donation has gone to, and hopefully it will spur them to continue giving generously.

P.S. Just before I wrote out my cheque, #4 gave me money for 2 more bricks. Aww.. such a dear little child.

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