Project 10^100

Yesterday, Google announced the launch of Project 10^100 (“ten to the hundredth”). This is “a call for ideas to change the world, in the hope of helping as many people as possible.”

They are soliciting ideas that will help the most people in this world, and have committed 10 million dollars to make some of the best ideas come to fruition.

In their words:

Why this project?

Never in history have so many people had so much information, so many tools at their disposal, so many ways of making good ideas come to life. Yet at the same time, so many people, of all walks of life, could use so much help, in both little ways and big.

In the midst of this, new studies are reinforcing the simple wisdom that beyond a certain very basic level of material wealth, the only thing that increases individual happiness over time is helping other people.

In other words, helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike.

My first thought when reading this article was, “that sounds a little bit like the ‘Kingdom project’ that WUMC sponsored a few years ago!” The church was able to provide $100 in seed money for new ministries that testify to the nearness of God’s kingdom. Some of them really have really taken off! One of them is the Fauquier Faith Partners. The goal of FFP is to support victims of domestic abuse.

If you’re interested in being part of this ministry come to WUMC this Saturday for a training event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn about their mission and the opportunities to serve women and children in our County. To reserve a seat, please contact ffpmoreinfo@yahoo.com with your contact information.

If you had $100, $1,000,000 or ever $10,000,000 to invest into God’s Kingdom…what would you do????

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3 Responses to Project 10^100

  1. Becca Clark says:

    Hi Sarah, in case you didn’t have a chance to look back through, I did respond to your comment about clericals on my blog. http://pastorbecca.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/on-vesting/#comment-442

    Blessings, and great blog!
    Becca

  2. Lorene Head says:

    Hi Sarah, thanks for letting everyone know about our volunteer training session — it was a success with more interest than I expected. I am very much looking forward to our 28 Oct prayer vigil for victims of domestic violence. Thank you WUMC!

  3. revsarah says:

    Lorene, I’m so pleased it was a success! I trust the vigil on the 28th will be as well. Blessings, Sarah

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