We all want to know how to make a big difference but how do you decide who, where and how much to invest in?
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Every day, 1 billion people wake up to another day without safe drinking water. Children are sick and weak. There’s a constant struggle to find the most basic of human needs. Poverty grips 80% of the worlds’ population and won’t let go. The lack of safe drinking water is a crisis worldwide.
Here’s how this applies you. Watch this 3 minute video.
This young girl wants to buy 1,000,000 chickens – doesn’t that video make you scream – “what can I do to apply this teaching to my life to make a difference?” Through this and other events in my life, I realized being generous meant drilling wells as the most cost effective way to help the most people. But not everyone’s called to do this. However, everyone can make a difference by asking “how many people will I try to help”?
Lack of clean drinking water steals the lives of 5,500 people every day – one every 15 seconds – more than war, natural disasters, AIDS or hunger. This crisis doesn’t make headlines. Yet how would we in the west feel, if everyday twice as many people die from something that’s preventable, as died on Sept 11th? Worse it’s mostly children under the age of 10. It’s today’s silent killer.
But there is hope. Gospel For Asia is the low cost leader in water solutions for India and 12 other South East Asian countries. ((Watch video click here.)) Maybe you’re like me and have been overseas and seen the lack of clean drinking water up close and personal. It changes you. When you see children without the most basic of human needs you’ll never forget it.
Don’t just give to good causes, give to eternal ones!
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1 Timothy 6:18
For only $1,000, I think over 1,000 lives will be saved over the next 4 generations, by drilling just one well. Gospel For Asia has an amazing video showing how using Social Media can let you partner with others to help make a difference faster. To watch video click here. If you’d like to partner with GFA for anything click here.
Imagine if we all started asking “how many people will I to try to help” to make a difference?Envision all of us Thinking Big. Today with the help of email, Social Media, and just plain getting involved, we can all make a difference. Make a decision to help someone – start with one and then multiply! You will make a difference.
Attitude Do you realize how much of a Butterfly Effect you can have?
Action Begin asking “how many people will I try to help”?
Question How are you going to make a difference?