HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL READY
In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we’re chatting about:
- How to make a difference, even when you aren’t sure how your little will help
- The secret to not being overwhelmed when you are trying to help others
- Where to start when you have a dream to make a difference
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REVIEW OF THE WEEK:
I am a new listener, and Trish has already helped me so much. My favorite podcast episode so far is 293, since I have listened to it I have been trying to replace my negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Thank you so much Trish!
What is episode #293? An episode on GRATITUDE. “Gratitude: The Gateway to the Good Life.” You can listen at www.trishblackwell.com/293
We have a special guest, my good friend Lauren Fraher, on today’s show, and Lauren will wow you with her and her husbands’ story on how they started to change the world, one child at a time.
FAITH AID: MOVE MOUNTAINS
No child should die from treatable conditions.
QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY LAUREN:
1). How did the idea of FaithAid get started? How did you and your husband decide that you could make a difference, that you could be part of moving the mountain of unnecessary child mortality on a different CONTINENT? Tell us more about The Under Five Initiative and about how your belief that all children deserve a chance at life motivates you.
2). Now, real life questions. How did you not feel overwhelmed? Did you all ever feel less than or underprepared because of your age or because of where you lived? How do you stay focused on one child at a time when you know you have millions to help? How the heck do you time manage running a non-profit on another side of the world while raising three kids three and under?
3). I love the statement you make on your website: “Because behind every suffering child is a family praying for a miracle.” You see these families yourself, you interact with them, you have their photos on your phone, intermixed between your own children’s photos. …. could you share how your process of selecting who to work with and how to fundraise works for Faith Aid? How can someone give and/or get involved?
4). Faith Aid is such a shining light of an example that we all can do so much more – that every though we can each find 1000x reasons why it might not work, why we aren’t ready to show up for our calling, why we are afraid to try or to put ourselves out there, why we short-sell the difference we can make by making a difference in the life of even just one person ….. what advice / encouragement could you offer to someone listening who knows God has put something on their heart to do in this world, but who don’t know (1) where to start (2) how to have the confidence that they really can make a difference and (3) how to really rest in the truth that God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called?
Lauren Fraher is mom to three wonderful kids. She studied English at Creighton University where she met her husband, Jacob. Together, they run Faith Aid a nonprofit that provides access to life saving medical treatment for impoverished Kenyan children.
Between now, 12/18 and 12/31, I will be personally matching all listener donations to FaithAid up to $1,000. If you have it on your heart to give, but what to make sure that your little goes a long way, let’s work together and double your contribution!
All you need to do is donate to FaithAid and then email me to let me know you did! I will reach out to Lauren personally and finance an additional contribution to double your gift and double the amount of help you are able to give to a child in need.
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Chloe from Instagram
Hi Trish! I just found your podcast about two weeks ago and I love it! The one about gratitude helped me so much and I have been trying to replace my negative thoughts with positive thoughts. I am doing one thing that scared me today by messaging you. I am wondering if you have any podcasts about getting close to God and building a relationship with him when you have not had one in the past? Thank you so much!
www.trishblackwell.com/259 > Bob Goff episode is a great conversation to check out!