Tuesday, November 17, 2009
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you may know that the blog Stuff Christians Like is what inspired me to start my own blog. I love the sense of community that Jon has created on his site. Take a look at my sidebar. Every blog listed there and many more that aren't are folks I've found either directly or indirectly from the comments section of Stuff Christians Like. He truly is the Kevin Bacon of the blogosphere.
Last Monday, Jon asked the question What if?:
"If only you had a platform with hundreds of thousands of friends from around the world that could easily organize and radically change the world through the power of something like a blog. If only...
Right now, right here, you and me and the Stuff Christians Like community have the chance to be much bigger than a blog. I am growing overwhelmed but the sense that God has given us all a tremendous gift called, “being alive on Monday” and He’s holding His breath in eager anticipation to see what we’ll do next.
And what’s next for Stuff Christians Like is that we’re going to build a kindergarten in Vietnam. (No segue whatsoever; we just jumped into that, didn’t we?)"
That's when something amazing happened...Stuff Christians Like raised $30,000 in 18 hours and funded the building of a kindergarten in Vietnam.
And now the community of Stuff Christians Like would like to build a second kindergarten.
This is not the post I had originally scheduled for Bridget's blog carnival topic of "Community". But last night I saw the following from Jon Acuff on twitter:
@prodigaljohn: I've got 5 on it. Tomorrow, Acuff family is matching the 1st 100 $5 donations for 2nd kindgrten http://tinyurl.com/yaye6aa
And I thought, "How cool is that?" So I sent Jon the following direct messages:
prodigaljohn: I'll match the next 50.
prodigaljohn: I mean the next 20 ($50)
prodigaljohn: Okay...I suck at math. I'll match 20 (that's $100 right?) Sigh...
We send a couple DMs back and forth and then Jon tweets this:
Want to play matchmaker? @katdish is matching $1 for every $5 the Acuffs match tomorrow for $500 for Vietnam. You in? 25cent match means $25
So...are you in? Click on the link and get the rest of the scoop from Jon.