Pastor Tim Keller once said, “If we do not give away our money in remarkable proportions, we have not grasped (or we are not currently remembering) Christ’s generosity in saving us. Let’s put it more starkly: You will always give effortlessly to that which is your salvation, to those things that give your life meaning. If Jesus is the One who saved you, your money flows out easily into His work, his people, His causes. If, however, your real religion is your appearance, your social status, or your pleasure, your money flows most easily into those items and symbols.”
Grace from God should be transformative, and as a relatively new Christian, I have looked back over my life and realized I have been extremely fortunate in the gifts I have received and that in order for me to continue my growth with Christ, it is imperative I develop a passion for giving. It has been extremely hard coming from an athestic point of view where I feel "I earned it, and its mine to do as I please," but coming to understand Christ's life and his follower's unshakeable faith, it dawned on me that with the short moment I have on earth, I must do all that I can to help those who are in need.
The seed money put together here should give hope to those who strive for relief, and I pray that in God's will - their entrepreneurial aspirations are well founded and provide the opportunities to see His message move throughout their community.
Every dollar invested in Opportunity becomes $6 invested in microenterprises over the course of 5 years.
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Impact in 5yrs
Opportunity International helps 14.3 million unique clients in 24 countries.
By investing in entrepreneurs and providing financial services like loans, savings, insurance and training, Opportunity empowers people to build businesses, support their families and transform their communities.