We’ve all heard the saying, “If one is good, MORE is better”… and, in this case, we couldn’t agree MORE! If you follow us on social media, via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or PikMobile, then you’ve had the opportunity to see the modern-day MIRACLES you made possible in Santa Pancha, Nicaragua – so, why should we stop NOW?!
The recent trip to Nicaragua, fulfilling the 1Nation1Day challenge, allowed our Founder Dani Johnson and a dedicated group of King’s Ransom supporters to witness – first-hand – how they could actually CHANGE the lives of entire families FOREVER! Sadly, they also saw rampant poverty, life-threatening living conditions, children literally eating garbage… and KNEW the work was far from done.
In that moment, God touched hearts, leading to a pledge for ANOTHER 1000 homes in Santa Pancha. So, let’s start Round II on the right foot – this is NOT us; this is ALL God! Daring to even imagine such a daunting goal, two-and-a-half years ago, was definitely the MOST AUDACIOUS thing we’d ever considered.
Yet here we are – less than three years later – SEEING the power of God moving through multitudes of people worldwide to not only offer “aid and comfort,” but HOPE for a sustainable future for these families… and their families. Who would’ve thought something as simple as “sacrificing” a latte or two a week, would have such profound and lasting effects?!
This leads us to return to our recent discussions on perspective and provision. One venti, half-caf, soy mocha (with no foam, of course) represents a daily “treat” for one person. After all, it’s just $6… right?! But, that SAME $6 could feed everyone in a Nicaraguan family for a day – or more! Even GOD takes our abilities and intent into account: “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds.” (Jeremiah 17:10)
Not only can you impact REAL people, in the here-and-now, BUT you have the chance to bank yourself some genuine wealth for ETERNITY! “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21) Sounds like a win-win, to us!
Personally, as much as I love my morning chai latte… I love being able to lift someone else from the grips of desperation, EVEN MORE. Just seeing the tears of joy flow down the faces of both givers and recipients, alike, allows me to plow through a morning or two without that latte. My minor sacrifice has the power to TRANSFORM a life, a nation and the world – and YOU can, too!
Just as that morning caffeine can be addicting, so can the joy of giving. Once you genuinely experience that feeling, there’s honestly no going back! We all remember our “firsts”… first ride on a roller coaster, first kiss, first real job, first time you held your child, first loves. Well, the first time I felt that overwhelming “rush” from giving something to someone who had NOTHING, I was hooked! To think something so “small” in my world, could mean so MUCH to someone else, was indeed, humbling.
My pittance CAN transform the world – such an empowering thought! And, so can yours. So how will YOU choose to transform your corner of the world? Start just like we did, ONE dollar, ONE home at a time… and a thousand homes later, the impact is undeniable. C’mon, join us… because EVERYONE knows, if one is good imagine how much BETTER 1000 more will be!