Around Know Think Act, we love Thanksgiving. We love setting aside time to remember just how blessed we truly are, we love the food (shout out to mashed potatoes), the celebration, and the friends and family. The idea of being thankful is deep, and should permeate everything we do and how we live. As a staff, we were talking about this idea of giving thanks for the work that we get to do, and the lives that we get to see impacted through participating with you to empower and resource local leaders.
For the next 7 days, one of our staff is going to be sharing one of the reasons we are thankful for Know Think Act. While being thankful is great, there is more to the story than just being grateful. We want to give thanks, but we also want to give to the areas that we are excited about, and invite you to join with us in giving. We are really excited for this week, and can’t wait for you to participate with us. Join us by leaving a comment about what you are thankful for, and give with us by clicking the links included. We are glad you all are a part of our story!
As for me, one of the aspects of KTA that I am most thankful for is our partnership with local leaders. I love that we get to be in relationship with them, learning from their wisdom, experience, and passion for loving their communities. I recently got to spend time with each of our leaders in Africa, and my time with them was my favorite part of my trip.
Peter started Action Ministry, an amazing ministry that is loving the people of Blessed Camp and Got Osimbo in Kenya. I am so thankful for Peter’s leadership and wisdom in the way he leads Action Ministry to not only meet the sometimes overwhelming needs of his community, but how he goes above and beyond to love each person so deeply. I loved walking from home to home through Blessed Camp, meeting the people who lived there. Without fail, when we approached, I loved seeing their faces light up when Peter came to visit each of them. It was truly inspiring to witness such genuine love and leadership. I am grateful for Peter, and if you are interested in learning more and supporting Action Ministry, you can do so here.
Faith is the CEO and Founder of Brining Hope to the Family in Kaihura, Uganda. You can’t spend one moment around Faith without experiencing the depth of wisdom and truth in this woman. The depth of her faith and her passion for leading sets her apart. I am very thankful for Faith, and the way she leaders her organization, developing other leaders and people of a deep faith, but what I am most thankful is her love of Jesus. I got the opportunity to have Faith pray over me before leaving Uganda and those words prayed still echo in my ears. I am thankful for Faith and for Bringing Hope to the Family. You have the chance to support and encourage Faith here.
We hope you will join us in being thankful for this week, and we pray that you will join us in giving as well. We are thankful for you, and are excited to have you leave a comment of how you are thankful for Peter and Faith.
Community Development Coordinator