10 Spot Challenge...$10 to make a differenceSo… a few weeks ago I attended a Sunday morning worship service where the strangest thing happened. Instead of me being compelled to make a donation, the church leadership actually gave away money to everyone in attendance! I kid you not. Everyone in this sizable crowd received a 10-spot ($10 bill). The challenge was “Take this money and use it to bless others.”
So here is my idea. Please take a minute to read this proposition and consider joining me in this 10-Spot Challenge.
About a month ago there was a nationwide sting conducted by the FBI that resulted in the arrest of over 150 domestic human traffickers/pimps and the subsequent liberation and processing of over 100 teens who were domestic sex trafficking victims. In case you missed it, here is the link for the details:
While a bust like this is all well and good, it is easy to overlook the intensive work now involved with caring for these rescued teens, the youngest of which is just 13 years old! Many of these teens have no real family to speak of and will be assigned by the courts to group homes and rehabilitation centers. It is very important to remember that just because a person has been freed does not mean that they will intuitively know how to live like a free person. These girls have suffered terrible abuse, exploitation, manipulation and neglect. Many struggle with drug addiction, mental disorder, personality disorder, physical sickness and spiritual anguish as a result of their enslavement. They now face a difficult journey of recovery, rehab and redemption.
Through ongoing activism in the fight against human trafficking, I have come to know a highly effective intervention center that is trying valiantly to increase their intake capacity in the wake of this most recent sting. So here is my challenge. I am going to lead with a $20 donation to StreetLight USA
$10 is the original 10 spot I received at church and the additional $10 is on behalf of the Campbell family. I have well over 600 Facebook friends. If everyone donates a 10 spot to StreetLight USA we will raise over $6000 in a virtual flash. If you want to be a part of this 10 Spot Challenge, click “like” and then immediately go to streetlightusa.org and donate. Spread the word and let’s see if we can pay this original $10 forward in a major way.