Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dare to Dream -- Let's Save the World

It’s hard to describe the overwhelming sense of joy I am experiencing these days. I find myself crying and then laughing and then crying and then laughing... I’ve discovered something in the little network marketing company that I’m a part of that can impact our world in ways that no one has ever dreamed possible.

Remember the story of Joseph. Genesis 41. He interpreted Pharaoh’s dream of plenty and then famine. Not only did he interpret the dream but he created a business plan that allowed Egypt to become rich in a time of famine and save his own family from starvation.

I dream these days of wiping out poverty and nourishing the world. Sounds outlandish I know. But in the same way that Joseph put together a sound business plan to save the world of his day, it is possible to have a business plan that will have a global impact on nutrition and finances.

There are countless numbers of people around the world who do not receive adequate nutrition each day.

10 million children under the age of 6 will die this year from preventable diseases.

Many people gladly give their time and resources to help some of them but the problem has always been growing and is bigger than any one person. Those who sacrificed heroically have not been able to keep up with the ravages of this world. The problem has always been one of SUSTAINABILITY.

The answer isn’t going to be found in looking for a few heroes. The answer is in many people giving a little, over and over again.

I’ve decided to give $100 per month of nutritional supplements to orphans and widows each month. That may not seem like much but if many people join me, we can change our world.

By doing this through my company and joining hands with others to do the same, I will get back my $100 in the form of a cheque from my company each month. I will then be able to purchase more nutritional supplements for more widows and orphans.

Every six people that does this with me makes me $100. Every time these people get six more people each, they make $100. This is a SUSTAINABLE business model that will ensure a great start and will only end when there is not a single child who is suffering from malnutrition.

We can feed the widow and orphan and cease the endless cycle of the poor remaining poor. All it takes is looking at moving money a different way.

Jesus said that the people of light do not understand money.

Luke 16:8 (NIV) "The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

But then He went on to say this.

9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. 10 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?13 "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Luke 16:8-13

The choice is up to us.

Does God enjoy the fact that 10 million children will die this year of preventable diseases?
Of course not.

Does He expect us to stop this needless suffering? Yes.

The time for praying is over. The time for action is NOW.

The question is, “Will you do this till Jesus returns?”

I will.

Luke 6:38 (NIV) Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

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