Thursday, December 10, 2009


I was sitting in church last Sunday listening to the Pastor talk about how we can make a difference in the lives of others and in our community – and out of the blue, he challenged every single person in the congregation to pull out the biggest bill they had in their wallet. Now I know what you are thinking … and if it’s anything like what I was thinking, I just knew they were going to be asking us to drop it in the plate and donate it for a special cause.

But how wrong I was!! To my shock (and shame), instead of asking me to give away my $10.00 bill, my Pastor walked right up to me and gave me ANOTHER $10!

Then he challenged each of us to multiply our original bill, be it a $1, a $5, or a $100 bill… Multiply it with the help of my friends, my family and everyone that I come in contact with.

He challenged me to multiply my money until Dec. 17th – and on Dec. 17th, it will be my charge to take all of the money that I’ve raised and help another with it. It could be an organization, a charity or a stranger on the street that I just walk up to and bless!

How cool is that? I love the idea and now, I’m asking you if you would like to help me out and help me multiply this money.

All I need is a $10.00 match (or what ever you can give) – and I promise you that every cent will be given to someone (or more than one) in real need. And I just know that through this, you will be blessed just like I am!

I don’t know yet how the Lord is going to have me use this money, but I continue to pray over it and know He will reveal exactly how he wants it used. My heart continues to think of the children out there - and I remain patient on God's direction.

“ The Best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them away”... Shane Claiborne, Irresistible Revolution

My husband has accepted the challenge as well, and together I think we are over $285 with payments and pledges! Will you consider helping me multiply it to $500 or maybe even more?

I’m only asking for a $10 match, and only if you have it to spare…

If you would like to be a part of it, just drop me an email (

Please remember I will need to have it by the 17th of Dec

Thanks so much!

PS: I will keep you posted each step of the way - and would you also pray with me that God will give us clear vision on how to make the most of this blessing for others?


BirchBerry Farms said...

Good Morning My dear----Great story!! I think it is wonderful when people help others--it gives us all a sense of 'being' and purpose---and more people should look in their communities for those who are suffering and in need--you are a good person Cook---Take Care and good luck!! Always, Renee

About Me... said...

Love your blog and the many badges that I so relate to. GO SARAH. Merry Christmas to you!