I recently read an article in the alumni magazine from my alma mater, entitled, "Why Giving Matters". The author told a striking story about the industrialist, John D. Rockefeller, who stated, " 'God gave me my money' ".

While some may misinterpret this statement, Rockefeller firmly believed that “‘the power to make money is a gift from God . . . to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind'. He truly believed that he made money because he was charged with helping others, and that if he stopped giving his money in the right way, then God would take his money away."

In the economic times in which we live, this is powerful food for thought.

Reading this article gave me pause to consider ~ how am I investing my money in helping others, in contributing to the upliftment and blessing of others' lives? How am I contributing to alleviate suffering in the world?

A dear friend and colleague of mine, Dr. Barbara Stone, is doing something awesome with hers. She and her partner are volunteering their time, talents, resources and loving hearts to go to Rwanda with The Grace Process International, to provide practical resources and powerful healing for the children left orphaned when their parents died in the genocide that wiped out 20% of the Rwandan population in 100 days.

These children lived through unimaginable horror, and now have few adults to care for and teach them, and yet they are demonstrating the amazing capacity of the human heart for forgiveness, kindness and reconciliation, through the relief work of friends and agencies like Barbara and the Grace Process.

We have the opportunity to participate in making a difference, through our donations to this 503C nonprofit corporation. While Barbara and her colleagues are paying their personal expenses, they still need guides and jeeps, and interpreters, and many other things to bring their healing mission to the children of Rwanda.

Please join me today in helping Barbara to bring healing from God and the angels to these children. Those who contribute online will receive updates from the field, and the first opportunity to view the documentary they will be filming about their healing mission.

The trip is planned for September 2009, so they need our donations right away! All donations are tax deductible. I hope you will join with me and make as generous a donation as you can in your circumstances.

Please visit www.createglobalhealing.org. to learn more and to donate.

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Author's Bio: 

Debra Gordy, MS MRET, is a Transformational Relationahip Therapist & Coach, and author of the forth-coming book, Cinderella Wisdom: A Woman's Journey of Spiritual Healing to Her Dream Marriage. As an innate Spiritual Healing Intuitive, she specializes in supporting women and couples to end their relationship problems for good, and create the loving, emotionally-fulfilling marriage of their dreams.