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Shop Fair Trade this Christmas
Since we will probably not cut out gift giving, why not give gifts that make a difference?
Proverbs 19:17 says, “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done.”
Psalm 41:1 says, “Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.”
God clearly tells us to help the poor all throughout the Bible, and Christmas is no time to overlook those words. Here are some fair trade sites to get you started.
*Three Cords Haiti (www.threecordshaiti.com) employs Haitians with disabilities and at-risk women. They make amazing purses!
*Joyn (www.joynindia.com) has beautiful items handmade in India, such as bags and scarves.
A few other fair trade companies are:
We have so much and can truly make a difference when we purchase fair trade.
Buying unique handmade items from someone who is trying to support their family is a wonderful way to give them hope and show them they are seen. Jesus loves them and so do we.
Please use this Christmas to love God and love others.
Do you shop Fair Trade? Or what about local small businesses?
Sarah Donegan is a wife, mom, and lover of Jesus. She grew up a tea drinker but switched to coffee once kids came along. Now that her girls are in school, she is embracing the plans God has for her instead of trying to force her own that just don’t fit right. When she isn’t singing or reading, she is probably writing. You can find her at her Blog and Facebook.