Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sacrifice and Give

The Dare challenge no. 3:
Over the next year,

I will sacrifice my money for a specific purpose.
You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.  Consider where you spend your money. What can you give up for a year, and give the money to missions?

Here are a few suggestions:

What to give up:

Cable TV, cell phone plan, pizza, Starbucks, movies, new clothes, lunch out every day, eating out, a hobby, orange juice, a big purchase.

You could also sell something (antiques, big toy) or put off a big purchase.

Maybe you would want to give up lunch every Friday for a year, and put $5 aside every week to give to a ministry.

Where to give:
OK, so you are saving up money to give to a purpose.  What are some good places to give?
World Vision, Compassion International, Samaritan’s Purse, K-Love, International Mission Board, Kays in Jamaica, Duhans in Germany, Good Samaritan, Camp Carefree, Operation Homework, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Salvation Army, Living Water, CCC mission trips, the International Mission Board.

These are just suggestions.  Ask God what to sacrifice and where to give.  He's an expert on that.