“The only real legacy you can leave is what you do in the lives of other people.” – Chris Brady
There is no other organization on the planet quite like the Life community. Recently, Life launched its push-up contest 2.0 Life on Life Initiative in order to raise money and support Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit organization that rescues children from the unspeakable evils of human sex trafficking. All Grace Outreach spokesman, Chris Swanson, set a goal to raise $100,000 for O.U.R. between now and October 14th. And we were impressed, but not surprised, when (in a matter of minutes) Life Members spontaneously donated to this important cause by throwing money on the stage during the announcement at the Masters of Leadership convention, totaling over $6,000. It was then that we knew that this was just the beginning of a massive fundraising project that everyone would want to support!
In fact, Life Founder and Chairman, Orrin Woodward, recently challenged the entire Life community to an even greater goal: To raise $1,000,000 for Operation Underground Railroad! The Woodward family generously announced that they will match dollar-per-dollar donations of up to $500k for this campaign. Amazing. In addition, the Life Corporate staff are committed to do their part and will be participating in their own push-up contest at the World Headquarters, where Life CEO Chris and Terri Brady have pledged to match 100% of the donations that the Corporate staff raise.
So, what part will you play in this million dollar mission for O.U.R? Together, we can make a difference and set these children FREE! Please take a moment to read Orrin Woodward’s article in its entirety:
Net Worth versus Net Impact by Orrin Woodward
So many believe financial success is about maximizing net worth, but in the LIFE Community, we feel differently. What if, instead of maximizing financial net worth, people focused on maximizing financial net impact? After all, we aren’t taking any money with us anyway when we leave this world, so why not focus on making a net impact rather than building net worth?
This is the purpose of All Grace Outreach (AGO), a foundation designed to help the LIFE Community have an impact by making a difference. In fact, 100% of the corporate profits for the AGO series (one Christian-based book and CD per month) flow into the foundation to be given away to charities who serve others. For example, at our Des Moines Leadership Convention, Chris Swanson, our All Grace Outreach (AGO) Spokesman, invited Tim Ballard, the founder and CEO of Underground Railroad, to share his mission. Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) is an organization developed to help free children from sex slavery, a slavery that is growing yearly. Shockingly, Ballard stated that there are nearly as many people in slavery (the Physical Matrix) today as at any time in recorded history.
Whereas the Financial Matrix is the biggest system of control, the Physical Matrix is also growing and Operation Underground Railroad is helping set the children free. Tim Ballard, to say the least, is a rare gem. Frustrated by his inability to truly make a difference in the lives of the sex-abused children, he resigned from his cozy, comfortable, and compensated Department of Homeland Security government job, to do the unthinkable – start a charity to free the children. Most of his associates thought he was nuts to leave his secure job to launch such a demanding and dangerous undertaking, designed to work with foreign governments to break up the child sex slave rings.
Ballard, however, ignored the critics and pursued his calling with impressive resolve. He is a modern day hero and it’s vital that the men and women who desire to make a difference hear his story. The men and women in LIFE have committed to help. Following our three rules – Have Fun, Make Money, and Make a Difference – LIFE desires to help those unable to help themselves. Not only do we set people free from the Financial Matrix, but we can also help set children free from the Physical Matrix. Ballard shared why and how he started Underground Railroad and Laurie and I, along with thousands of others, were deeply moved. How has something so vile and oppressive been allowed to grow around the world with so few even being aware, let alone seeking to stop it?
Chris Swanson, after becoming aware of Ballard’s work through Members of the LIFE community, asked and answered this question. Indeed, not only is Chris Swanson my good friend and the human energizer bunny, but he also gives us his time and money like few others. As a result, he launched an AGO fund-raising campaign, where people can support others push-up efforts to help raise awareness and money for the Underground Railroad. The money is used at OUR, not only to set children free from slavery, but also to provide ongoing support in the abuse recovery process. Laurie and I watched Ballard become emotional as thousands of people gave him a standing ovation to honor the work he has done, and we vowed to help. When leaders have the courage to stand for truth and justice, others must stand with them.
Laurie and I have decided to up the ante in this worthy endeavor, for several years back we launched our personal charity, the Woodward Foundation, to complement our corporate charity, AGO. We can think of no better way to shine Light into the children’s darkness than to support the AGO efforts by matching whatever funds AGO can raise with a personal contribution. The Woodward family will match dollar-per-dollar donations of up to $500k for this campaign. In other words, if Chris Swanson, Chris Brady’s corporate staff (UPDATE: Chris and Terri just messaged me saying they will match the corporate staff funds raised!), and the LIFE field leaders can raise $500k between them, the Woodward Foundation will match this gift and in total provide one million or more dollars to Operation Underground Railroad (OUR)!
Can you imagine the impact $1 million dollars can have in OUR as they raise teams that risk their lives to bring the oppressors to justice and shine LIGHT into the children by freeing them from slavery? This is something that everyone in LIFE can contribute to. Whether it’s doing push-ups, supporting others who do push-ups, or simply cheering them on, 100% of the proceeds from this fund raiser will be matched up to $500k so everyone’s efforts are effectively doubled.
This is our opportunity to pay forward our blessing into those who truly need it. Thank you, Tim Ballard, for answering the call to help those who cannot help themselves. You are shining LIGHT in a dark world and you have many friends who are with you physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jesus said it best in 1 John 3:17-18 ESV – But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
What part will you play in setting the children free?
If you plan to play a part in this million dollar mission for O.U.R, we would love to hear from you in the comment section below!
Setting People Free