I like to emphasize to Tyler when we are praying for a specific place that often times we can also help in a practical way. For instance last year when we were learning about Africa we were able to contribute to buy bed nets to help stop the spread of malaria. Next week as we pray for Pakistan we will be collecting pennies for Pennies for Peace to help Greg be able to do more for the people he loves so much. I think almost everybody has a pile of pennies lying around somewhere that you could use to help too. The Pennies for Peace website has some great resources for helping your kids to understand people in Pakistan and Afghanistan and to understand how they can help also.
I would also like to share two videos with you before I go. The first one is a song sung by Greg Mortenson's daughter Amira. It really touched me very deeply.
The second video is the story of Pennies for Peace. I am really looking forward to see how many pennies we can collect and to help children have a better future!