Ep.97 – How to Be Part of A Child’s Hope

You can be a part of a child’s hope today. You can make a difference in the world, and in your own life.

It starts with being open and willing to serve.

Today’s interview is with the long-time friend of Amy’s, Kevin Clegg.  Kevin is a successful businessman, father and serves on the Board of Directors at A Child’s Hope Foundation.How to Be Part of A Child's Hope

Be sure to like A Child’s Hope Foundation on Facebook.

Particularly today, as you listen, pay attention to:

  • Specific feelings in your heart
  • What your mind tells you to do next
  • Then, be sure to write that down for guidance on your personal journey.
  • If you’d like, share your feedback with me.  I would love to know what comes up for you.

Show notes

Finding a way to give more to the community and the world is a way to discover more of your talents and gifts to the world.

Kevin’s request on Giving Tuesday… and the surprise from others that came from that!

How Kevin and his family found the organization and how that changed his family’s perspective on holiday giving.

Why Kevin talks about “The Kids” over again.

How the Clegg family began to make repeat visits regularly.

The timeline of the trips to make and travel looks something along the lines of…

  1. Tuesday night travel together.
  2. Wednesday- Friday schedule. Mornings are working service projects and afternoons are filled with fun family activities with the children.
  3. Saturday family fiesta time!

How you can help even if you have no idea how to work with construction/industrial tools.

The main goal is to engage in the role of aunt/uncle or cousin of the kids in the orphanages to help.

The recommended age to bring your children to help and have a complete experience to serve and give in the projects.  Kids connect can throughout the entire week.

The group of family friends, like-minded people, that becomes friends and has reunions.

A Child’s Hope Beginning

How Paul Cook started the organization with a group in Haiti.

The story of one man helping over 1,200 kids.

The vision of the organization: Connecting kids with families. Back to their families, to a relative, adopted to another family, or giving them the best family experience within the orphanage to be able to have a good life afterward. And how they are bringing this vision to fruition.

Why money isn’t always the solution to this situation.

Relationships are a critical component of the effort.

One of the challenges they face is: “Who can give what to help these kids?”  Matching the right person with the right opportunity.

They are completing over 25 trips with over 1,000 volunteers this year.

How This Opportunity has Helped Kevin

Why Kevin is so lit up to talk about this.

How the energy he receives from giving in this capacity overflows into other areas of his life.  He shares specific examples of how he has seen this evidenced in his own life.

The passion that he has seen throughout this experience.

“Goodness happens when you’re trying to give to others.”

People want to learn more and are attracted to your energy when you have that passion.

“It’s never exactly what you expect either.”

“Connecting orphans with the givers who will help them thrive.”

Why they work to make it affordable to give. It’s about making sure to help families have this experience.

This is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We want you to come back again and again.

You can get your questions answered at ACHF.org.

Working with ACHF may not be the right fit for you. That’s certainly okay.

Closing

Kevin wanted to find something to help his family see a bigger picture of the world, and the decisions that they make have an impact on those around them.  What he received was a life-changing opportunity and now is impacting the lives of hundreds of children, and ultimately, the world.

Your decision to move forward doesn’t start out to make an impact on the world. It starts with finding something that lights you up.

You enrich your life and are impacting the world with that.

Find a way to have an experience, give more to the world, and come alive.

Because, when you enrich a woman’s life, you impact her entire circle of influence.