Sunday, June 3, 2007


Thanks for all the great response (via phone. . . no one wants to actually comment!) Now, here's the question: If you feel like God is moving in you and you would like to respond to the challenge, please let me know. Just add your comment that you're in. We're going to start an email list to help keep each other accountable and learn together while we're doing this. Don't worry, if you don't feel like God is calling you to the weekly challenge; remember, you're still free to donate money! (I still have to figure out how to do that. . .start a separate checking account, utilize a paypal account online or what?!) I'm just talking to those who feel like they are called to a weekly act of sacrifice so that God can work in them to say "no" to their own indulgences so as to say "yes" to His command to feed the hungry. I've already gotten a yes from Sunday and Jen Mirabile, but not sure about anyone else.

THE CHALLENGE IS THIS: Ask God to show you one thing each week to give up. This may be as small as a cup of coffee or as large as a family dinner out. Then, you choose to say "no" to that thing and put the money you would have saved away. Then, at the end of the year, we'll add that to the donations for feeding children in Liberia. This is a physical act of denial so that God may work in our lives. This isn't to add to our budget (although God may be calling you to do that in some areas), this is to substitute out something you were already going to spend money on and give the money away instead. Then, we'll do a weekly email to each other recounting what we gave up and what we learned in the process.

Hint: even if you aren't on the list, I'll probably post my stuff here! I think God is really going to teach me though this. He already IS!!! Love you! Can't wait to see who will join me!

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