An Alternative

Something to consider at this point in time.  The stores are going hot and heavy, consumerism is still the love of most Americans.  And the death and suffering that is going on around the world in small villages and big cities would cause Sandy Hook to pale in comparison.

So, instead of buying all that you planned on buying, no matter what the price is, or how many gift cards you get back in return, how about trying Kiva? Kim and I have supported several people through micro loans over the last year or so and have not had one default on us.  They need that money for the real sexy stuff in life.  Vitamins for their pigs, upgrade in the types of dishware they sell, new cattle to breed.  You know, just like what we are seeking this Christmas season.

The process is painless, the cost per loan is less than 30.00 and the reward is, well, eternal.  Your choice.  I write this because about six months ago I sent out a broad invite to join this organization via Facebook.  I got several “likes” and positive comments.  But, according to my account I have a .27 percent success rate in inviting people to participate.  Bummer.

And if these are not what interests you, there are always those dear children with Compassion International or World Vision.  Both are worthy of your money.

About Matt Henry

Middle-aged pastor trying to figure out how to be missional in his world. Loves his wife, his children, and his dog Bear. I have a love of woodworking even though woodworking doesn't always love me. The name is xagete but is pronounced exegete.

Posted on December 18, 2012, in Evangelism, gospel, Missional, Politics, Theology and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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