Just last weekend I posted about My Birthday Wish on Facebook. I posted about how I wanted to raise money for these girls in Turkey. I posted how I thought it would go nowhere. Can you guess how much money I made?
$56 dollars. I can't believe that God empowered me and my friends on facebook to be able to raise $56 dollars for these girls in Turkey.
Just $15 can go towards providing warm boots for girls living in rural, cold areas who have nothing to put on their feet. I like the quote they have on the website: "How many pairs of shoes do you have in your closet? She only needs one." Seriously. Go check.
I have 16 pairs. 16. Stinking. Pairs. Of. Shoes. I have my winter boots, my flip flops, my tennis shows, my school shoes....my goodness. How come I get 16 pairs of shoes when there are MILLIONS of children who don't. have. ONE. What did I do to deserve 16 pairs of shoes? I did nothing, and I didn't even buy them. I did absolutely nothing for them. I even hesitated to put in here that I had 16 pairs because I didn't want people to think I'm a spoiled brat. But honestly, I am. And I am not proud of it.
$30 dollars can go towards "Ten Books for Ten Girls". Ten girls will learn to read and will be provided with their very own books. Shall I go count all my books? That may take me forever.
$45 dollars of this can also be used for a girl to get her own scholarship to a school in her country.
$100 dollars could go towards building a dorm for girls where they can not only get an education but can be cared for.
$500 dollars can support an entire school there. It can allow girls to be able to attend, it pays for books, classroom supplies, and more.
That's not a lot of money.
Most people don't know how curable HIV/AIDS and malaria is. But so many people die from it because people like us, people who have the POTENTIAL to save a life, simply do not care enough. We'd rather buy that new toy, or that new car, or that cute pair of shoes. We think of ourselves. It's all about me, me, me, me, me, me, me in our lives. We are 100% selfish. Care to argue with me?
You can blame it on "being a sinner" like some people do.
"I can't help it, I'm a sinful person. Everybody does it sometimes."
You can blame it on that as much as you'd like but the truth is you are selfish, it's your fault, and you can most certainly help it. Stop being so prideful! Even if you don't have a dime to spare for someone in need, at LEAST pray MEANINGFULLY for them. Not just a "I pray for the people in Africa". I'm saying, go full out and literally pray for them!
Here's a challenge. Make a list. Make a list of things you need. Then do this....
Go ahead. Define Necessity.