$5

$5 won’t get you into a movie most places.  It won’t get you a meal at a restaurant.  It might get you an iced tea.

$5 won’t get you much at the grocery store–milk and cookies, maybe, if you get the cheap kind.

$5 won’t get you much, not usually.  Maybe if you’re thrifty, and you cut coupons or search flea markets and garage sales, you can get something good for $5.  But in most cases, $5 just doesn’t buy much.

But imagine this, with me, if you will.  Imagine that you live on $5 a month.

About 17 cents a day.

But that’s not what’s happening to the poorest of the poor in Rwanda.

That’s what’s happening to the poorest who are finding jobs.

Others make nothing.

How–how can a person support himself or herself and children on 17 cents a day?

And how, if a person’s spouse, or child, is sick with AIDS . . how would they get medical help with 17 cents a day?

Can I even pretend I can imagine this lifestyle?

No, I can’t.

But this is reality for children like Divine.

Divine lives with her mother and two siblings in a community of 70,000 where the average income is $5.00 for those who find work.  As much as I can’t imagine her life . . . there is something I can begin to imagine.

What it would be like for her to find out she has a sponsor.

For those who believe in Jesus Christ, there is no reason we should throw our hands in the air when we think about global poverty.

We can help out, whatever we can give, one family, one child at a time, in the name of Jesus Christ.

On behalf of all the Divine’s in the world, I beg all Christians everywhere to help.

What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? (James 2:14-16, NLT)

Help a child today.

Link to sponsor a child from Rwanda.

Give a one-time gift for children in poverty.

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