What would you do if someone gave you $1 and asked you to make a difference in the world with that dollar?
A Single Dollar?
Yes One Single Dollar?
I have one. Will you match mine to make a difference?
A Single Dollar?
Saturday Evening Nov 9, 2013 I was given a dollar .. someone else’s dollar, and was asked to be the steward of that dollar .. not an owner.
The card enclosed with the dollar said:
“You have been entrusted with a certain amount of money, it is not yours, but you are responsible for how it gets use. Your challenge is to take this money and make an investment of some kind with it. Then, report back with how your money was invested. Be creative with your investment and remember, you are not the owner.”
I prayerfully asked God to help me to find a way to make this single dollar; a “dynamic dollar”, so that it would make a major difference in the lives of many. After all, Jesus DID feed a crowd of over 5000 with just 5 loaves and 2 fishes. And.. after everyone had eaten their fill, there were 12 baskets left to spare. God is a God of Abundance! I have great faith that He will make a HUGE difference with this “dynamic dollar”!
I’ve always been conscious of the massive number of people in this country and around the world who have been burdened with hunger. Fortunately, and very gratefully, I have not been one of those people, yet this has been something that has been on my heart for a very long time.
In this month of Gratitude and Thanksgiving, my awareness is drawn to the abundance in my life. I am aware of the wonder around me and all the blessings that I have been given. I am blessed with supportive people and an incredible church family. I have many things that much of the world does not… a home, a car, clothing, shoes, and lots more, that many of us take for granted in our day to day lives. I have also been gifted with many talents. I am humbled and oh, so grateful to be using those God given talents to make a difference for others. I believe we have all been given different gifts and talents, and when we put them together, with God’s help, we create abundant blessings for others.
Gratitude pays it forward. “It is in giving that we receive”, as St Francis of Assisi says so well, in his popular prayer. I have a vision to pay forward this one dollar, along with the one dollars of others, to make a damaging dent in the hunger problem of this world. Please help to make that difference.
The Parable of the Talents
A wealthy man entrusts his wealth to his servants while he goes on a long journey.
One is given 5 bags of gold, another 2 bags and a third is given 1 bag, each according to his ability. The first 2 men put the money to work and each doubled what they had been entrusted with. The third man, who had received one bag dug a hole and hid his master’s money.
When the master returned, and it was time to settle the accounts, he commended the first 2 men with words of encouragement “Well done my good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
The third man told his master that he knew the master was a hard man, harvesting where he had not sown and gathering where he had not scattered seed. He was afraid so he dug a hole and hid the gold in the ground. He handed him back exactly what the man had given him.. one bag of gold saying, “Here is what belongs to you”. The master called the servant wicked and lazy telling him he should have at least put the gold in the bank and gained interest. He took the one bag from him and gave it to the man with 10 bags.
“For whoever has will be given more and they will have an abundance” Matthew 25:28
Think Global – Act Local
I have enlisted Wake Up Women, Dynamic Women Live and The Brendon Project, to partner with a variety of people and organizations throughout the country who will make sure that your “Dynamic Dollars” go to buy a Thanksgiving meal for a family who would not otherwise have one without our support.
Won’t You Join Us?
I have a dollar…How about you?
Karen, Christine, Doreen, and Mark from the Wake Up Women team are in with their own “Dynamic Dollars” too…
Please put your “dynamic dollar” next to ours, and together we can make a difference.
Let’s collect dollars, one at a time and put them together
to create a feast for a family.
Want to make a bigger difference? Well, 3 “Dynamic Dollars” goes 3 times as far. There is power in 3!
It’s simple to donate your own “dynamic dollars”.
Just click the button and it will take you to PayPal.
Make a BIG Difference
Make a BIGGER Difference
I have a dollar…How about you?
With an extremely grateful heart.
I thank you for being part of this heartfelt project.