I got the idea while I was bookmarking a book I was reading on Depression and Anxiety. I gave the $ away by tucking it with the scripture (Phil. 4:19) and a note that read “You are loved” into pages of books on Depression at the library.
I felt like sometimes even a little light in someone’s life when they are battling with depression can offer hope. Hope and love are very powerful.
Catherine W, Texas
My daughter’s Economics professor’s family in Kenya was deeply affected by the Al-Sahab Massacre at the University. Two daughters were murdered. I could not stop thinking about this whole situation. It haunted me and I wanted them to know we care in America about their suffering. I gave a letter with the $100, to the professor explaining what Ten for Him was, and how we were heartbroken for him and his family. He sent a thank you letter and verification of the money transfer to Kenya.
His note said, “ Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
“I thank the Lord for using you and your Ten for Him sisters to comfort my family. Words cannot fully express the gratitude I feel for what you have shown to me and my family. Your prayers mean the world to me. Please pass my sincere appreciation to the other sisters in Christ, The Ten for Him. Maybe one day I will meet all of them and thank them in person.”
I felt unified with people far away that are being persecuted for being a Christian. How easily we take for granted our religious freedom.
Catherine W, TX
I am a CASA Advocate for those who don’t know what that is…it is a court appointed special advocate. This is a person who represents the best interest of children who are in CPS. The advocate visits the child monthly and develops a very important trusting relationship with the child. I have two cases presently. At first I thought I would give it to the family of a case that I have that involves twin babies. However, as we know how Ten for Him works things change! I also have another case that involves teenage siblings. These teens are actually in a home that is with their aunt and uncle. I have come to develop a strong relationship with the whole family. The aunt and uncle are amazing people. I am convinced the aunt and uncle are in this for the long run and they truly love my teens as if they are their own children. As you can imagine having six kids in one house and you both work..there is chaos just getting people where they need to be and get dinner on the table. On my last visit I decided to give the Ten for Him money to the aunt and uncle. I gave her the history on Ten for Him and told her I thought she should take her husband to dinner! Although, I doubt she will, the money will more than likely go towards family bills. She loved the idea of Ten for Him and was very moved by receiving the money.