Today I want to talk about how all of us can do humanitarian work wherever we are in this world. You can do it in your families, communities, churches, social settings, and of course traveling to the far corners of the earth. Now that we have social media you can also use that platform to be a voice and raise social awareness about things that are going on around the world. All of us can do our part to make a difference and be the change we want to see in the world. Why am I writing about this? Because I want to inspire you to get involved from wherever you live and make an impact.
Definition of Humanitarian
1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
2. of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism.
3. pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
a humanitarian crisis.
4. a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
5. a person who professes ethical or theological humanitarianism.
I haven’t always been actively engaged in humanitarian work until recently. When I started opening my eyes to what is happening around the world and getting informed, I realized that I cannot sit back and not doing anything to help. God has given me gifts that I need to utilize to help others and bring hope to the hopeless. We all have a responsibility to do something. We all have been given something to share whether it be our time, resources, and of course we all have a voice to speak out against injustices that are taking place all over the world. As we say in Hawaii, I believe it is the “Pono Thing” to do (the right way of doing things) .
What is the humanitarian work I have been doing? I”m working as a subcontracted affiliate with World Impact Solutions and we are on a mission to save the lives of children all over the world. Did you know that every 5 seconds a child dies from something totally preventable? All of these instances come from malnutrition, dirty water, and mosquito-born diseases. Maybe your thinking this isn’t happening in my world, so why should I care? I used to think this way too. Until I started getting educated about what is happening around other parts of the world. By reading articles and seeing photos of these little ones suffering every day just trying to survive really breaks my heart. It has caused me to take action by using my voice on social media to raise awareness and also to share with others the information that is out there.
I love the quote in this photo by Rachel Zelon, Listed as one of the top 30 Humanitarians in 2014 alongside Bill Gates and Bono- “Human Suffering is not something to be feared, but something that we need to look at, understand, and figure out together what role, if any, we want to take in helping to address some of that suffering.”
We should not be afraid of human suffering. It comes in all forms every single day. Someone on this planet is fighting a battle every day which could involve starvation and deadly disease. We should seriously take a hard look at the suffering we see and figure out how to get involved to make a difference. I want to challenge you to do something. If you are breathing right now, you have an assignment to make an impact in this world. God didn’t create you to sit around and not doing anything fulfilling with your life. You were created for something greater than yourself. Someone out there needs a miracle and why can’t you be that miracle for them?
If you would like to get involved with World Impact Solutions, please contact me or just go to the link and get started today. For as little as $20, you can save a life starting right now. Will you be a Humanitarian and change the world? I sure hope so! I pray this post has inspired you to be the change you wish to see in the world.
As long as I breathe, I will be a voice for those who don’t have one!