Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If You Can't Feed a Hundred People Then Just Feed One

When 13-year-old Bobby Hill, the son of a U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Italy, read a book about the work of Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, he decided to do something to help the medical missionary.  He sent a bottle of aspirin to Lieutenant General Richard C. Lindsay, Commander of the Allied air forces in Southern Europe, asking if any of his airplanes could parachute the bottle of aspirin to Dr. Schweitzer's jungle hospital in Africa.

Upon hearing the letter, an Italian radio station issued an appeal, resulting in more than $400,000 worth of donated medical supplies.  The French and Italian governments each supplied a plane to fly the medicines and the boy to Dr. Schweitzer.  The grateful doctor responded, "I never thought a child could do so much for my hospital."

None of us may be able to solve all the problems in the world, but we can feed a hungry family in a nearby neighborhood, clothe the homeless person who has just arrived at a shelter, or give a blanket to a street person who lives near our office building.  If every person who could offer help would take just one step every month to meet just one person's need, think what might be accomplished!

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men.
Galatians 6:10

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