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The 3 Day Challenge!!

Hey everyone! So what is this 3 Day Challenge you ask? Well, let me explain…

James and I have budgeted each day out so that we spend 45 rupees ($1) on food and 45 rupees ($1) on water. Many have asked, “Why?” or “How?” but each time we reply we say the reason is not because “we don’t have a lot of money” or “we don’t want to spend any more than that.” In fact, our reasoning is not about the money at all..

According to the World Resources Institute,  “About 1/5 of the Earth’s population, or 1.1 billion people, currently live on less than $1 a day.

We wanted to make sure that in our own hearts, we knew we did not come to India to stay in luxury A/C rooms, or eat at expensive restaurants, or ride the A/C cars on the trains. We wanted to Serve anyone who needs it, to Live as the poor live, and to Love just like Jesus loved and still loves us. It would be nearly impossible for two young American guys to live in luxury but still want to serve and live like the poor live. So we took on the challenge.

So what does the 3 Day Challenge consist of? We want to challenge all of our followers to take from Saturday 10/1 – Monday 10/3 and commit to only spending $4 (I spend $2 and James spends $2) on one given day on basic necessities. When I think of basic necessities, I think of the root of the word necessity.

 ne·ces·si·ty

[nuh-ses-i-tee]
noun, plural -ties.

1. Something necessary or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life.
As Americans, sometimes we loose track of what is truly necessary and we lean towards getting things that we desire, not as much towards what we really need. So that is what I want you all to focus on. Take on the challenge and see if you can do it!

We want to hear from You!

We want to know how it’s going! Please email either me (clombardi24@gmail.com) or James (miamitomol13@gmail.com) with stories, photos, videos, anything documenting your time living on 4 dollars a day for 3 days! We hope that the money you save by cutting your food spending for those days could be donated to the work that is being done in Chennai with Rocky. If you want to learn more, go to the Rocky’s Vision tab at the top menu bar. We hope that you all can be inspired and feel what so many people in the world feel everyday and make a decision to donate the money you save for those given days. To donate, follow the Donate tab at the top menu bar. 

There are people in the world who would love to have the privileges that we have in America. People would go miles with nothing for another dollar to spend everyday. You can help these people. Take on this challenge and feel the struggle that a fifth of the world feels everyday. Once you feel it, who knows what your spirit will drive you to do for the poor all around the world. Take on the 3 Day Challenge and get connected.

We pray that many can participate. Please, if you feel the urge to do more for the poor, spread the word. Go to your school campuses or cafeterias, go to you friends and family members, and tell them about this challenge. Take part and have fun. The one thing that so many of the poor try to hold on to the most is joy. Being happy and joyful in their present struggles. Feel the pain, feel the joy, and feel the life.

Love your brother,

Caleb

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