Today, and every Saturday morning during this month of February, Brad and Heather Long and their two daughters will be eating breakfast at home instead of eating out together--a tradition that has been years in the making for them.
Heather explained their Giving Up To Give donation this way:
"We have lived in our current town for almost 10 years. For almost that whole time, we have spent our Saturday mornings enjoying breakfast at our local Chick-Fil-A. We love the food, the service is wonderful, and it's right next to many of our errand stops. The staff there has obviously gotten to know us over that time, celebrating the birth of our older daughter, hosting a fundraiser for our adoption from DRC, and welcoming home our beautiful Congolese daughter. We have been doing a lot of thinking on how we can Give Up To Give and help the wonderful children of Congo. While our weekly trips to Chick-Fil-A probably aren't monetarily the same as giving up fancy dinner every week (we don't have those to give up!), it will be a noticeable change for our family to not have that time together every week. We've already had the chance to explain to our girls how making a small sacrifice like this can help kids that don't have the same opportunities at school that we are so richly blessed with."
Do you have any weekend traditions you could Give Up To Give for a week or a month? Are there places in your life where a small but meaningful sacrifice could may a big difference for children in the Congo?