Do work that matters. Four words available to anyone. They’re here if you want them. The economy just gave you leverage—the leverage to make a difference, the leverage to spread your ideas and the leverage to have impact. More people have more leverage (more chances and more power) to change the world than at any other time in history. What are you going to do about it? When? —Seth Godin, Brainwash
I love this quote by Seth Godin. Not only does it inspire me, it describes what I’m seeing today in our courageous advocates.
Take Jill Davis. Each day she creates art and shares it with the world via her blog. All for the purpose of ending Bible poverty. Last December she made a commitment for 365 days:
I’m going to blog every day. The blog will include a verse from the Bible. I’m a graphic designer — I like to doodle and I like to read my Bible. And that will make up my blog post.
In one year her goal is to translate the Gospel of John for the Ehty people of South Asia. Friends and followers can contribute one verse of Scripture for $26 through OneVerse, a program of The Seed Company. So far her Year27 project has funded 122 verses, with just 757 to go.
The great news is nothing is stopping you from following her example. You, too, can create art … and do work that matters. Here’s my advice:
1. Get daily inspiration by following Jill at Year27.com.
Today marks the halfway point of Project Year27; it’s not too late to participate!
2. Get to know Bible poverty; experience Silent Sundays.
Each Sunday Jill pauses to reflect on the reality that in addition to the 6,000 Ehty people, more than 350 million people worldwide are without even one verse of Scripture. This is difficult to grasp, but over time it sinks in — especially as you do something about it.
3. Now go, create art. And end Bible poverty while you’re at it.
Think you’re not an artist? Think again. Seth Godin says art is “a human ability to make a difference.” Every person can make a difference. Just last week Traci Veek imagined how handwriting could change the world. She writes:
Wouldn’t it be cool if … we could get a community together to handwrite the Bible in hopes of bringing awareness to Bible poverty??? (Read more here.)
There are many ways to create art for ending Bible poverty, on and offline. Contact us today or comment on this post to share your idea. Just go for it!