A couple weeks ago I started this little cracker ministry, I know your thinking what the heck is a cracker ministry? Well basically I was cleaning out our offices at Elevate and came across so many packs of crackers that we use to stuff bags for advertising that were now sitting and aging. They weren’t exactly expired but they were heading in that direction. So instead of tossing them like I really wanted to, I decide why not give them out to those in need? So I loaded up my car and hit the road, and there started a cracker ministry. Basically there are more homeless in San Diego than one would know what to do with. And they are at every traffic light asking for whatever you got. And I have CRACKERS! So I began handing out these snacks to these guys and only seeing is believing the relief on their face when they recieve what I thought was stupid and what I saw as trash. A cracker? Or is it the gesture? I am not exactly sure but what I do know is everything and everybody in this world is in a place of need and are crying out, it just takes you and I to open our eyes. Here are some sobering statistics from those you come in contact with everyday!
40% of us have inflicted self injury
1 in 5 of us have contemplated SUICIDE!
Over 1500 of us actually go through with killing ourselves each year
65% of us say there is no way to tell which religion is true
53% of us believed Jesus actually SINNED
83% of us believe truth is relative
We will see 14000 sexual references on TV this year
9 out of 10 of us have seen porn online
8000 of us contract an STD everyday
1 in 10 of us have been raped
1/2 of us are no longer virgins and are not married
1 million of us are pregnant
340000 of us get abortions each year
1 in 4 of us use illegal drugs
All of us need to be reached!
What is the idea that you think is stupid that could change a statistic? What is your cracker ministry? Just because everything seems put together in their eyes, most of us are broken and need love. How will you make the dreams of someone else possible?
The time is now.