How you can make a difference in this world!
It is very easy to sit back and do nothing when people all around you are suffering from lack of the basic needs of life. We become numb to the sufferings of others because it does not affect us in anyway.
Until we see it first hand, we sweep the suffering under the rug so we do not have to be convicted by not helping. This has been my life until going to impoverished areas and seeing my fellow human beings suffering from circumstances that were no fault of their own.
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So how can you make a difference?
It's not what you think.
Go through your house and take inventory of everything you have that you don't absolutely need or haven't used in a year. Take it all and put it in a room. Go through your bank statements and highlight every dollar you have spent on luxuries like; eating out, buying things you don't absolutely need, etc. Add it all up.
In some countries a person will work 6-7 days a week, 12-15 hours a day and only make $100 for the entire week and that is if they are lucky enough to find a job. In some countries people live on $1 per day if they are lucky enough to find work. How much do we in the United States spend on ourselves?
We might say, 'but I worked for it, it is my money', this is true, but where is your money going to be when death comes upon you? What are you going to be able to say when you take your final breath? Will you say you did everything you could to change the world or will you only be able to say you lived for yourself? These are questions I ask myself and have lead me to starting something that will change other's life.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and stand before God and have only lived to accumulate stuff and live for my own entertainment and pleasure. I want to see the face of someone made in His image lifted from the dirt and restored to the value of humanity.
What can you do to change the world?
If you do nothing then nothing will happen.
Even a little can go a long way. But only give if it is the desire of your heart.
I myself, with profits from my landscaping business, will support this ministry so don't feel like you have to give to support me. This organization is for missions and to do something different in helping the poor. Instead of only giving money and a temporary band-aid fix we desire to start businesses to help those who do not have jobs or aid existing businesses in hiring more employees.
If you are thinking that we will only be working in foreign countries then you are mistaken. Our desire is to work with businesses and governments in the United States as well. The sad truth is that this is not just a local problem. It is all over the world and we have the power to eradicate poverty from off the face of the world, but it takes compassionate people who take action. And it takes a new approach.
This is not a handout.....it is a way out!
Our philosophy is simple and more effective than just giving a gift. It is this:
Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime!!!
Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed[a] go free,
and to break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house;when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
10 if you pour yourself out for the hungry
and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness
and your gloom be as the noonday."