Love Does Stuff :: $5 Challenge

Last week Chris and I got a chance to meet and hear from the incredibly inspiring Bob Goff at the first ever Love Does Stuff Conference in Tacoma. If you are not familiar with Bob Goff or his book Love Does let me encourage you to get a copy, curl up with a cup of coffee and laugh and cry over the crazy and incredible things this man has done and how God is using him to spread love and challenge us out from behind our fear to just do stuff. We loved the entire two days and left feeling full and excited about all that God has laid on our hearts to do. (which is for another post entirely!) 

One of the things Bob also challenged us with was five bucks! Not a ton of money but enough to do something to spread love somehow, someway. He gave each of us a crisp five dollar bill and instructed us to just do something good with it. Buy coffee for a friend, donate it, leave it in a secret spot for somebody to find…whatever we could imagine was what he wanted us to do with the money there was no right or wrong.

Bob is a lawyer and he started an incredible organization called Restore International in Uganda. They seek to find daring and audacious ways to combat human rights violations, including forced prostitution, slave labor and human trafficking bringing hope, justice and restoration. I was moved by so many of the testimonies we heard at the conference so I wanted to set out to do something bigger with my five dollars trusting that God can use even the smallest offerings.

I told Chris my idea and he happily gave me his five bucks too and we headed to the craft store to see what I cold make to raise a bit more money for this amazing organization. Being a jewelry girl through and through I landed on a small sack of beads and some findings and came home and got to work – of course my little arts and crafts lover Levi wanted to help!

We put together a few pairs of these chevron earrings and thought we would attempt to sell them, trusting God to do more. We are selling them for $18 including shipping. The entire $18 will go to Restore International to continue the fight against child slavery and injustice! Please won’t you consider helping an amazing cause. (more colors available as well)

If you are interested email me at rebekah(dot)gough(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line $5 challenge. And that’s not all I want to challenge you to do something too with five dollars – anything you could possibly imagine to spread a bit of love. If you need five dollars I have got you covered there is no reason a lack of money should stop us from doing good. Email me and I will send you a five dollar bill, seriously I just want to continue the ripple effect.

So what’s on your heart? What would you do with five bucks to spread a little love? I would love to encourage you to go for it, whatever it is and know that I’ve got your back – we are family and I believe we can do big things together!

**This post was written prior to the tornado destruction and tragedy in Moore Oklahoma this past week so I also wanted to extend another way to spread love. Every single ad space sold this month and next on a bit of sunshine, the entire amount will go to the Red Cross to aid efforts there for the people of Moore! Check out my sponsor page HERE for more details.

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  • angie - Omygoodness! Wish we had known about this event! The earrings look lovely :)ReplyCancel

  • Abigail Robinson - I so needed this inspiration today! Now to do something with this conviction…ReplyCancel

  • Bekah @Lemons & Snickers - What a beautiful post! This was just what I needed. I have been feeling “slow” in my reaching out race and I needed a little kick start, thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Carey - Love this and want to buy a pair from you!!ReplyCancel

  • Possible Mary - So yes, I am taking this $5 challenge. And yes, I am buying this book.

    Awesome. Right up my alley.

    And beautiful earrings.

    It’s amazing what God can do.

    Jessie @possiblemaryReplyCancel

  • JKLR - i keep hearing about this book… i think i’m moving it to the top of my list! cute earrings…sorry my ears aren’t pierced.ReplyCancel

  • Bron - Great things you have been involved in..love the earrings an the cause… I am off to source that book. thanks for the tip. xxReplyCancel

  • stacy bostrom - so amazing rebecca — i love this and your heart!!
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  • Jenny - i want a pair! seriously, sign me up. and i’ll think about the $5 challenge…I’ll need to get that book to get the juices flowing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Parsons - I LOVE what you did with your $5! It’s inspiring to see how you made it into something even bigger that keeps on giving! I was at the conference too! Are you a Tacoma girl as well? Perhaps I’ll run into someday serving God together :)ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Elyse - This is a marvelous idea! I was heartbroken when I couldn’t go to the Love Does Stuff Conference but this is a way that I can still do stuff for the kingdom. I hope you don’t mind if I do something timilar on my blog.

    ~Taylor

    liveandmoveblog.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • The Perfect Pear - These are adorable! Your little helper is so darn cute too! Love that these help a good cause, way to go! :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jane George - so beautiful xxx i love this! xReplyCancel

  • Zoe - Cute earrings, they would also look awesome in ombre!ReplyCancel

  • *laura* - so pretty!looking forward to hearing more about love does! xo *laura*ReplyCancel

  • Jasilyn Albert - How did you make these so perfect? I tried making a pair of my own and I failed miserably at the part where you close the beads at the top!ReplyCancel

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