Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "Grace Biskie"

Though not as widely discussed as our international friends living in poverty, one in five American children struggles with ongoing hunger. The campaign is trying to put an end to this by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day through programs like school breakfast, summer meals & even classes to teach low-income families how to cook healthy affordable meals. It always warms my heart in the mornings that I walk our 1st-grader, Ransom in to school and see a number of kids being served breakfast that they may not have gotten otherwise. (via When No Kids Go Hungry - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

Despite our vulnerabilities & the constant struggle for equality since the beginning of mankind, I am so happy to be a women, so happy to be the woman God made ME (in particular) to be & I’m so proud and honored to stand with women who have faithfully used their talents to create triumphs for other women. As a woman, go help another one. Give (above) to help women of need succeed. (via 3 Ways to Empower Women on Women’s Day - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

Shanti Uganda has assisted in bringing 113 new lives into the world safely and peacefully, tested over 400 mothers and partners for HIV and other STIs, provided 1000 antenatal care appointments and run a weekly infant immunization and family planning program. Now they need to expand their services to meet the increasing needs of the community. (via My little jaunt to Uganda-ish - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

Human trafficking is a big, big problem. More than 55,000 million people are trafficked or performing forced labor across our globe, 26% of which are children with over 32 billion in yearly profits. (via I Have 17 Slaves Working For Me - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

The heartbreak women in places like Sub-Saharan Africa consistently face are unimaginable, yet they long to deliver healthy babies just the same as we do without fear, complications and death. I’m so thankful for organizations like Maternity Worldwide who believe that no woman should live in fear or die giving birth no matter where she lives. (via $15 Traveling Mercies - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

Did you know that despite being in a recession, holiday spending is on the rise? Over a third of Americans will spend almost $800 this season on gifts, and the average American shopper will spend $107 on themselves. (statistics courtesy of Mashable) We even have a NAME for the day we go bat-crap crazy on our Visa’s: Black Friday. And because one day wasn’t enough we go for another round of damage online during Cyber Monday. (via What difference would it make if every American gave $107 on #GivingTuesday? - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

(via What Would You Do If I was Shot In The Head for Being An Advocate? - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

Isn’t it nearly impossible for us 1st world’ers to imagine someone threatening us to drop out of our bachelors or Masters program simply because we are women?  And even more than that, to threaten us bodily.  If someone hunted me down, put a gun to my head and pulled the trigger because of my desire to finish my Masters degree what would you do?  I hope you would do something.  God, I hope would do something if that happened to you.

(via These Farting Animals are Dangerous - Gabbing with Grace - Gabbing with Grace)

No pressure, just start with something.  Start with one thing and know that every little bit actually helps despite how it feels all swallowed up in the grand global crisis. Believe, it’s NOT swallowed up, it just feels that way. So, go. Do.

For me there is no other way to use my influence in social media than for good. Why would I waste perfectly good influence on things that don’t directly benefit others? My theology of influence expands across all the ways my life intersects with others. If I’m not using my influence to lead, help, give, grow or serve in my home, in my Church, in my neighborhood or in my Twitter feed then I’m not being the leader God has called me to be in every setting He’s placed me in. I feel honored to have any influence at all and I’m thrilled to be able to use it to bless the less fortunate of our planet. May it be a mutually beneficial partnership!

Global Team of 200 Member: Grace Biskie 

Grace is a often rebellious but well-intentioned daughter of God. She’s a learner, a leader & a lover of a very patient husband of 12 years. She’s a Mama of 2 little boys therefore working hard to memorize all of Thomas the Tank Engine’s vast friendship base. Grace likes to think she’s Joyce Meyer meets Halle Berry meets Anne Lamott…but she also knows she shouldn’t think more highly of herself than she ought. She is a writer, a speaker and a program coordinator for a Foundation serving high school students in NYC & Kalamazoo, MI. Grace is an essayist in the upcoming anthology, I Speak for Myself: 40 American Christian Women Under 40 addressing the topic of taboo. (Being published by White Cloud Press, 2013). Also, she’s working on her first book, Detroit’s Daughter, a memoir about surviving her father, her brother, abuse, racism, Christians, boys, and poverty, while growing up in inner-city Detroit. She loves social networking, photography, fashion & swiss cake rolls. She hates horcruxes and human trafficking. You can follow her adventures in trying to lead a purposeful, grace-filled, beautiful life on her blog,