A wise friend once said, “a good deed done without fanfare or knowledge of others is a more worthy good deed”.  With that in mind I have been thinking about a dear friend who, while visiting Africa, met a young mother raising 3 children in poverty. My friend and her husband were so touched by this young family they committed to the cost of food, medical treatment as needed and an education for the three children.  They kept that commitment. The three children grew to wonderful young adults, two obtained PHDs and the third is about to graduate from college. They have contributed to their culture and country and are employed in and contributing to the betterment of Africa. Each has traveled to Canada to spend time with their Canadian parents. 

My friends are not wealthy and the commitment they made probably meant that they did without many material things and stuff. 
It is a privilege to have these good souls as friends.