Café was a little different this week because we had a guest speaker. Tom Basile, who works with BAM (Business-As-Mission) ministries, talked about some of his life experiences and how he has seen God moving in the lives of people all over the world. He and his wife have been living in Puebla, Mexico for the past few years and are currently working to provide clean water resources to the people of that area.
He posed the question to us: "If you had an unlimited amount of money, what would you do with it?" People said some fun-related things they'd spend money on, such as cool cars or traveling the world, but a lot of people eventually concluded that they would want to do something to make the world a better place.
Tom's work with BAM has opened his eyes to how we can create positive change in communities all over the world by using what people already know and are able to do. Whether it's building wells or creating tea from local plants/herbs, everybody can contribute something to help their community prosper and to ultimately grow the kingdom of God.