There’s a post on facebook that says “I give because I know what it is like to have nothing”. This quote sums up my life now.
There was a time in my life when I had nothing…no money, no car and I lived in a basement in Bronx, NY, a home I share with two large rats. I had hit bottom. The first thing I did was to address 25 years of alcohol abuse and sober up! I attended AA meetings in Manhattan daily for many months. By the grace of God, I have been clean and sober for over 33 years.
I was then able to obtain a sales job in New Jersey and had a 20+ year successful run. I was blessed with many awards and prosperity. I was able to have material things never before imagined. God was gracious.
When I see someone struggling, I understand. When I see extreme poverty, I understand. Whatever the cause, when I see people in need, I consider it a “call” to help.
God led me to Haiti and gave me a passion for His precious children. These kids live in distress through no fault of their own. They deserve a chance at life just as much as I do.
Sunday, I will be 77 years young and for my remaining days on this earth, I will “give back” that which God has given me.
C Thomas Murphy, president
Child Hope Worldwide Inc