If anyone reading this knows David Beckham please can you pass it on to him as I would really value his opinion. I feel certain that he will see things somewhat differently to me and if he replies I promise to post his response.
I almost said that the Beckham family have been in the news recently but that would be a silly comment as they are in the news all the time. The most recent article I have seen talked about the fact the he and his family are on holiday (vacation) in the Maldives and things are not going very well. The Daily Mail newspaper puts it like this “Are the Beckhams having a holiday from hell? Body washes up on Maldives beach followed by huge explosion at resort where they are staying” (See article)
This follows last years Christmas holiday (vacation) also to the Maldives where according to the Metro newspaper “David and Victoria Beckham cut short £250,000 ($414,000) family holiday in Maldives after constant rain” (See article)
So two consecutive family Christmas breaks, both a disaster and between them costing half a million British pounds ($828,000)
Now I am sure the Beckham’s are very nice people but it feels to me that they have lost touch with the real world. They do know that there are people suffering. At the end of November we were treated to newspaper headlines trumpeting the fact that they were giving unwanted second-hand clothes to the Red Cross to be sold to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan which devastated parts of the Philippines.
This reminds me of the old tale of the very wealthy miser who saved and dried out his used tea bags to send them to a missionary. After all they had only been used once.
David and Victoria do you have any concept of what good your money could do?
The amount that you spent on just 1 day of your disastrous vacation would have been enough for us to complete all the buildings needed at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. That means 80 children would have a far better life for the amount you apparently wasted on every day of your vacation.
I want to respect David Beckham. He is/was a great sportsman and became a role model to many youngsters. In fact I believe many still try to model their lives on him. But sadly, in my personal opinion, he is setting the wrong example.
Yes he and his family are entitled to enjoy their wealth. But how can they be happy knowing how many people could have their entire future changed without any real sacrifice on their part?
I am not against vacations! We run a ministry to help Christians all over the world have a vacation that they could not otherwise have afforded.
Many of our members have worked as hard as, if not harder than, the Beckhams but did so for God not for money.
We have helped missionaries, ministers, ordinary one and two parent families, young people and older folk. Through our services they can enjoy a rent-free vacation in lovely homes all around the world. You can read about this if you CLICK HERE.
All the income from this ministry goes to Home of Peace to provide those needy children with food, clothing, accommodation, shelter, education and medical care. For details CLICK HERE
I do not believe that the Beckham family should be thinking of using our service but I do feel that the next time they are tempted to spend hundreds of thousands they should pause and ask if some of that money could be put to better use.
God bless you
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