Monday, November 10, 2008

Got shoes?

The 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge
How many pairs of shoes do you have? Go on, count them. It's OK. I'll wait. If you have more than one you are blessed beyond measure. If you only have one pair, you are still in much better shape than most of the world. Over 300 million people around the world don’t have shoes and are forced to walk around unsafe and in potentially life-threatening conditions.

I have bad feet. I need to wear shoes or my feet ache and my back aches and my legs ache. I wake up in the morning and I can barely walk if I didn't wear shoes the day before, so I can't imagine living life without them. For many in the world, wearing shoes is not an option. Not because they are forbidden or anything; they just don't have them. It's crazy to think about.

I've joined Soles4Souls in trying to dress up feet everywhere. Today is the launch of the 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge. I can't wait to see what God does with the feet He puts in these shoes. Today, blogs, emails, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other social networking sites are lighting up with this challenge.

Here's some info if you are interested in learning more.
Wayne Elsey
Anne Jackson