We would like to take a few weeks and let Diane Ellis and Leigh Buchan tell you the story of how the mission group below is coming about, read and feel free to comment.
How to make a difference on a Global level and what motivated us to launch Global Support with a mission
During our travels overseas over the last 4 years we have been exposed to a variety of eye opening, cultural experiences that awakened in us a desire to do something about the plight of others less fortunate. I don’t believe it was coincidence that brought us across the paths of the poorest of the poor in the world. It seemed those that were the most desperate, the most troublesome to us were the children.
The children that we met had no say about the conditions they were born into, about the injustices they were being subjected to. They had no voice in how they were living, no voice in their future. We realized that we had to help, that we had an opportunity to help. But how?
We knew we didn’t want to just throw money at projects or organizations that we knew little about, and we knew we were not in a position to start our own program in a foreign country. No, we needed to find someone that was already doing the work we would like to do, someone that we could come along side and help support what they were doing. So we began to evaluate what we liked about existing programs, what we thought worked and what didn’t. We knew we wanted to stay in a long term relationship. We knew we wanted our efforts to be directed primarily toward children, to help them have a voice in their destiny, in their future. We knew that we wanted to somehow bridge the gap between the resources that are available to us and those that had nothing. But how would we do that? Where would we start? There are thousands of worthy causes, millions of marginalized people. How would we choose? Could WE really make a difference? Still, more questions than answers. Next week more on Global…