An estimated two billion people in the world are living in poverty. Keith Kogler believes that the task of healing the world is massive and that it all starts with the willingness to show kindness. He and his wife Rosemary exemplify this belief through their sponsorship of forty ChildFund children.
“It is by helping others that we find our true purpose and ourselves,” Keith wrote in his book, “Message From the Light.” “Peace, joy and happiness all come from helping others and showing kindness toward our fellow man.”
The Koglers also show kindness to entire ChildFund communities. Special book signing events have raised enough money to support malaria prevention programs, to build a well for fresh water and to plant a stand of fruit trees for fresh produce and income generation.
Rosemary writes letters to all of their sponsored children. She tells them about her family and her five grandchildren to create a “global perspective.” She receives letters from each of them.
“All of the children write back,” she says. “Even if an older sibling or a relative has to write when they are too young.” Their letters are filled with exuberance and excitement surrounding the Koglers’ grandchildren.
Rosemary believes that exchanging letters builds a sense of responsibility in their sponsored children. And the letters help show what it’s like to show kindness through ChildFund. Keith displays Rosemary’s binders of the children’s letters at his book signing events. He encourages others to join them as sponsors.
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