40 acts of generosity

40 days, 40 reflections, 40 challenges to make a difference

“In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations…” (2 Corinthians 8:2–5 NIV)

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Shine Relief has joined with Stewardship this lent to participate in “40acts” which began ten years ago with the simple question – what if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? Lent is a time of preparation, of stripping away all the baggage and focussing our attention on the moment God gave his greatest gift, Jesus, to die on a cross and be raised again.

Join forces with a global, generous community of over one hundred thousand people who have completed the 40acts challenge during Lent.

INVOLVE THE KIDS! The 40acts challenge is a great way for children to learn to think about and practice generosity for themselves, by completing one simple act of generosity each day throughout Lent. A good starting point for the challenge is for children to write down what they are thankful for during the week – to help focus on ways to start acting more generously during Lent.

We can help children show generosity to others. Why not download this chart and follow the daily challenges for 40 days with your family?

https://40acts.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/40-Family-Wallchart-2020-v2.pdf/

For further information and all 40 acts resources click here https://40acts.org.uk

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