By now you have probably realised that I have signed up to take part in 40acts during Lent again this year. This will be my fourth year taking part and my third year blogging about it (and possibly vlogging this year…)! If you haven’t heard of 40 acts, it is a generosity challenge that runs throughout lent. Everyday you are emailed a challenge to do that day and a thought about why we should so that we can cultivate generosity in our own lives, our family’s lives and the community around us.
Why should you take part?
40 acts is an amazing experience – it really does open your eyes to see the opportunities we have to be generous every day. Since discovering it 4 years ago, I have tried to spot the things that I can do to bring joy to people more, I have tried to reach out to my community more and I have hopefully shown the love of God more because of this. Here is a post I wrote at the beginning of last year’s challenge and one from the end. I hope these will inspire you to take part!
win a godventure generosity kit!
Another amazing change that happened last year was that Godventure, an amazing company that creates resources to help families connect with the bible together, created a sticker book and family version of the 40 acts challenge. This meant I was able to take part with Sam and teach him all about being generous! He loved this!! This year Godventure have released a generosity kit, which includes the sticker book and everything you need to get straight into the family challenge (with nil preparation!!). I won one for Sam, and then Godventure gave me a second kit to giveaway to my lovely blog readers. So hop over to my facebook page to enter before 8pm on Monday 20th Feb!
I need you!
I have challenged myself to get 40 people to sign up to take part in 40 acts before the challenge starts. That would be 1600 extra generous acts going out into the world this lent. Will you be one of them? If so then head over to www.40acts.org.uk and click “get started”. Then comment below to let me know you are on the team! I will be sharing my highlights and failure on here so do join me on this generous journey.