Do you know what I can DO with $200?!

Two Sundays ago while at Bay City Wesleyan Church, the pastor (my father) was talking about finances and how God can help us make the shift from being consumer-minded to steward-minded.  In it he talked about how on our own we think that giving money hurts and when we think about giving, say $200, we think to ourselves, “$200!  Think of what I could do with $200!  I don’t want to give that up.”  And what could we do really?  Get a new TV or a few new pieces of clothing?  When Pastor Mark said the words, “Do you know what I could DO with $200?” I immediately thought of what a underdeveloped village could do with $200.  I know that organizations like World Hope give out micro-loans of $200 or less to families in developing areas.  It goes to buy something like a goat or cow and it becomes a renewable source of income for the family and village.  Micro-loans like that can turn around the economic situation of an entire village!  And when families and villages are economically healthy their men , women, sons and daughters are much less prone to being taken and trafficked into modern slavery.

Do you know what I can do with $200?  I can turn things around for people I haven’t met yet.

Here’s the challenge.  If you’re like me and actually get money back from the government come tax time, consider spending $200 on this site: World Hope International’s Giving Page, and you will greatly increase the impact of that bit of money.  We can have such a large impact for such a simple gift.

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About nicole5181

I'm thirty (yes I admit it). I'm a single mom working in retail and wanting to find my role in the fight to end modern-day slavery. I'm hopeful that I will.
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4 Responses to Do you know what I can DO with $200?!

  1. Lynda says:

    🙂 Walter and I LOVE this idea!

  2. Good idea Nicole! And a good challenge about being stewards. Makes me consider how to use $200 for Christ instead of myself. Thanks!

  3. Pingback: How to be a 21st Century Abolistionist | Everyday Abolitionist

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