i read a post online that really encouraged me and i hope it encourages you too.
start here - http://wearethatfamily.com/2011/02/orphan-care-isnt-sexy/
How to Really Give:
* Don’t limit your giving or make it fit into your pre-conceived ideas - give of yourself, your time, your money, your life. Give more than feels comfortable.
* Involve your children - even let them lead you. There’s a reason God asks us to have child-like faith.
* Trust God - giving is partner to trust. We often don’t give because we don’t trust. It’s hard to really give with open hands when we’ve clenched our fists over what we possess.
* Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with giving! There’s something deeply spiritual and satisfying about letting it go and giving it away.
**and then read the rest of this post here - http://wearethatfamily.com/2011/02/how-to-really-give/