I own a pair of TOMS.
For those who aren’t aware of this company, they have a mission to change the way we buy shoes. If you buy a pair, they will give a pair of shoes to someone in a developing country! I love this concept.
I want to be a world changer, buying TOMS shoes is just one little part of this.
Every so often this argument raises it's head. Is sending volunteers from wealthy western countries, over to developing countries, really helping communities to grow and develop, in positive, life-giving ways?!
I can definitely say 100% on behalf of all of the ICS volunteers that we have been unbelievably blessed and wish to thank so many people in their devoted and committed prayers for us as individuals and as a team, in the work we are starting in South Africa and in one another as we develop into global citizens.
Taking a gap year sounds great right?! Especially if you feel that’s what God’s called you to do. That’s what I felt, I thought, “yeah, great, God wants me to take this gap year, let’s do it!”… It’s not until I started looking into all the different gap year opportunities that I realised that this was going to cost me quite a bit of money.