The Gift of Giving

I thought I’d share something written by our daughter.  As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, she has really blown us away by her thoughtfulness and generosity.

The Gift of Giving

      A little bit ago I started a small earring business called B-Jeweled.  It started as a regular business, me getting all of the money from it.  About the same time I was reading an awesome book by a 14 year old, Austin Gutwin.  The book was called Take Your Best Shot and quickly inspired me to do something “bigger than myself”.

      About 2 weeks before the beginning of B-Jeweled, my parents went to a meeting.  This meeting was about a mission trip to one of the oldest and poorest slums in the world, Nairobi, Kenya.  In Kenya my parents were going to see our sponsor child, Jonathan (see Sponsor Spotlight), teach the teachers at the schools there, put light in their huts, and help out in the medical clinics.  They soon decided that they would go and started collecting money (the trip is about 4,000 each).

      As I said before, I was inspired to do something and I found the answer in my parent’s trip to Kenya.  Instead of giving   B-Jeweled earnings to myself, I decided to give prophets to my parent’s trip to Kenya.

      Before I knew it, it was 2 weeks before Christmas and I had $26.30. Wow! Who knew I could raise so much money with a small earring business!


B-Jeweled has continued to grow and raise money for Kenya. So far B-Jeweled has raised more than $70!