Yeah, I know.
That whole fundraising thing.
*Especially* in this economy.
Many of you are thinking:
“Great idea Jeannett! I hope you raise a lot of money!”
And then, under your breath: “but unfortunately it can’t come from me, because we can hardly make it as is with one income, three little mouths to feed, a mortgage we’re upside down on, and the kids are gonna need new shoes soon…”
I know. I know.
I am right there with you.
But that’s the whole POINT of this adventure!
I don’t know about the rest of you, but so often I feel like my heart is bigger than my purse.
I want to give, I want to support, I want to participate.
But, the reality is: we’re not exactly rolling in it over here either.
Besides, there. is. so. much. hurt. out. there.
So many causes, so much to be raised.
I get overwhelmed, and I just throw in the towel altogether.
After all, no matter what I do, there will still be poverty and pain and disease and a need for even more research. My measly donation isn’t going to solve the world’s problems…in fact, it won’t even make a *dent*…
…so why. even. BO.THER?
And beyond that, I don’t even know who to give to, or where. It’s just too much to take in.
Am I right???
Did I just describe YOU?
‘Cuz I’m being totally honest right now and telling you that this is ME.
We recently had a speaker at church who said something along these lines, and it really spoke to me:
“Jesus fed 5,000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish that the 12 disciples were able to scrounge up. Even today, in 2010, you can buy a loaf of day old bread for $1. And a can of sardines for $1. That’s $7 of food. Divided among 12 guys. That works out to $0.58 per discliple. So, with $0.58 per person, Jesus took that…and fed 5,000.”
This simple math impacted me profoundly.
Each of us can give a tiny bit. We don’t have to have much. We don’t have to give a huge sum.
We just need our proverbial 58 cents.
We have to do our part. God can take care of the rest.
Don’t sit back and hope that every one else participates.
You tell your kids all the time that “every little bit helps”.
Now it’s time to show them you mean it.
Here’s my challenge to YOU:
No, not the *other* blog reader…YOU.
Can you find $10 per month to give?
Can you find $5 to give to each of the 2 guest blogger selected charities?
Twice a month.
$5 once a month?
Whatever you can do.
I’m asking for your 58 cents.
Let God do the rest.
Because it’s all for His glory.
Yeah. That’s what I thought too.