Jon Acuff is the brother of a friend of mine. Jon has a popular and very funny website called Stuff Christians Like. I highly recommend the site.
A few months back Jon decided to challenge his readers to raise $30,000 to build a school in Vietnam, in a community that otherwise wouldn’t have one. But he didn’t raise $30,ooo. He raised $60,ooo instead. So instead of one village getting a school, two did.
We had a similar experience at my law firm a couple of years ago. I challenged the firm to give up bottled water and to donate the savings to drill a well in Kenya. But the effort generated so much support that we raised enough money for two wells. And that led to a significant contribution of medical supplies also. Lots of lives were saved and a permanent connection was made between Tampa, Florida and a slum in Kenya.
That’s the kind of stuff Christians should really like.