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Gifts from Grandma

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Grandma started peeking over the wall from the moment we moved into the HUB (our Red House LIFEHUB at the border communities). Soon she brought over food and we began small exchanges like bananas for banana bread.

Once our Youth Vision Training began and Grandma saw aid going in and out of our centre, without any invitation, she joined in. As she saw backpacks piling up, she collected a box full from her friends and brought them over. When bags of clothes were spotted, suddenly more clothes arrived.

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6

What started as a small personal gift of avocados or bananas, became huge bunches of bananas and bags stuffed with papayas for us to load on the truck with aid. How amazing that one Grandma with her eyes and heart open to help, could win the hearts of each one of us with her practical care and generosity!


Grandma looked and saw the needs. Her heart and generosity grew as she shared more and more of her resources, she also received joy in helping others. What are some seeds of generosity you can sow today?

  • I will invite a newcomer from my neighbourhood/community for a meal.

  • I will deliver groceries to the elderly person who lives alone in my apartment.

  • I will donate the money from selling some used items to those in need.

Nation to Nation works with vulnerable women, children, youth and families to bring hope that changes lives. Find out how we are involved. #hopethatchangeslives


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