I’m sure that by now most of you have heard of the financial meltdown being faced by the United States economy. It all started with the banking system starting to tremble. No, wait, it all started with people not being able to pay back all the money they had borrowed from the banks. Actually, I think it all started with real estate prices going down. Well, come to think of it, it really started before that, back when real estate prices went up. Or I guess it started before that, back when the banks decided to loan money to anybody who was willing to borrow money, which is what helped make the land prices go up.
Anyway, it started somewhere, sometime. And by all appearances, getting it started was a lot simpler than getting it stopped is going to be. You see, just this evening President Bush got on the radio, TV, and just about everything else he could get on and told Americans in general that there is going to be a widespread financial disaster. In other words, the average person would lose his house, his job, his retirement, his savings, his insurance, his sanity, and perhaps an arm and a leg. Unless, of course, we allow the government to step in and bail us out. Bail us out, mind you, to the tune of seven hundred billion dollars. For those of you who don’t know how much money that is, it is a 7 with a whole wagon load of zeros.
Anyway, in the midst of a world full of financial turmoil and uncertainty, I thought you would all be excited about a couple of wonderful investment opportunities I recently learned about. These are both guaranteed not to lose any of their value, and will not be affected by moth, rust, thieves, or financial market melt-downs. You have no need to fear when you invest in these securities, because they are backed by a pool of wealth far in excess of a measly 700 billion greenbacks. (For more information about the guarantees behind these investments, read Matthew 6:19-34 and Luke 12:13-34.)
Investment Opportunity #1
Christian Aid Mission says this about the country of Cambodia. “Spending five dollars to purchase a Bible is an insurmountable expense for poor believers who earn 40 cents a day, when they are able to find a job. Workers with Kampuchea for Christ are praying for the Lord’s provision so that 1,000 new believers can have their own Bible ($5 each).” Here is the contact information for this investment:
|Christian Aid Mission
P.O. Box 9037
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Email: DonorRelations at ChristianAid dot org
The reference number for the above opportunity is 725KFC-8. Christian Aid channels funds to many highly effective indigenous ministries located in numerous poverty-stricken countries. Get on the mailing list for their monthly “Prayerline and Praise” report for more wonderful investment opportunities.
Investment Opportunity #2
Christian Aid Ministries’ “Water-for-the-World” program provides funds for wells and other sources of water for poor people in developing countries. By the way, almost 2 million children die each year for want of a glass of clean water and adequate sanitation.
The contact information for this investment is:
|Christian Aid Ministries
P.O. Box 360
Berlin, OH 44610
Subscribe to their monthly newsletter and learn about numerous other wonderful opportunities to minister to the physical and spiritual needs around the world.
So if you have seen the equity you had in real estate or the value you held in the stock market melt away in the last few months, cheer up! Sell the investments you still have left and invest the proceeds in the two securities listed above. If the words of Jesus are true, you will quickly gain back all the wealth you have lost, plus a whole lot more. And if you serve Him faithfully until death, you won’t ever have to worry about losing any of it again.
author of Through the Eye of a Needle