Last week Chris and I got a chance to meet and hear from the incredibly inspiring Bob Goff at the first ever Love Does Stuff Conference in Tacoma. If you are not familiar with Bob Goff or his book Love Does let me encourage you to get a copy, curl up with a cup of coffee and laugh and cry over the crazy and incredible things this man has done and how God is using him to spread love and challenge us out from behind our fear to just do stuff. We loved the entire two days and left feeling full and excited about all that God has laid on our hearts to do. (which is for another post entirely!)
One of the things Bob also challenged us with was five bucks! Not a ton of money but enough to do something to spread love somehow, someway. He gave each of us a crisp five dollar bill and instructed us to just do something good with it. Buy coffee for a friend, donate it, leave it in a secret spot for somebody to find...whatever we could imagine was what he wanted us to do with the money there was no right or wrong.
Bob is a lawyer and he started an incredible organization called Restore International in Uganda. They seek to find daring and audacious ways to combat human rights violations, including forced prostitution, slave labor and human trafficking bringing hope, justice and restoration. I was moved by so many of the testimonies we heard at the conference so I wanted to set out to do something bigger with my five dollars trusting that God can use even the smallest offerings.
I told Chris my idea and he happily gave me his five bucks too and we headed to the craft store to see what I cold make to raise a bit more money for this amazing organization. Being a jewelry girl through and through I landed on a small sack of beads and some findings and came home and got to work - of course my little arts and crafts lover Levi wanted to help!
If you are interested email me at rebekah(dot)gough(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line $5 challenge. And that's not all I want to challenge you to do something too with five dollars - anything you could possibly imagine to spread a bit of love. If you need five dollars I have got you covered there is no reason a lack of money should stop us from doing good. Email me and I will send you a five dollar bill, seriously I just want to continue the ripple effect.
So what's on your heart? What would you do with five bucks to spread a little love? I would love to encourage you to go for it, whatever it is and know that I've got your back - we are family and I believe we can do big things together!
**This post was written prior to the tornado destruction and tragedy in Moore Oklahoma this past week so I also wanted to extend another way to spread love. Every single ad space sold this month and next on a bit of sunshine, the entire amount will go to the Red Cross to aid efforts there for the people of Moore! Check out my sponsor page HERE for more details.