Activist Faith

This week, I received an email from a friend of mine who works with girls in juvenile detention centers in the Dallas area. One of their programs is a voluntary Bible study where she is able to build friendships with these young women to help provide hope during a difficult time in life.

In her particular email, she requested donations for teenage study Bibles. Since I had served as an editor on a similar study Bible, I forwarded the email to the general editor who in turn contacted our publisher.

Through these and other seemingly random connections (though I believe no connection is random), the end result is that 50 copies of a study Bible I once helped to edit will now be used by young women seeking to grow spiritually despite living in juvenile detention.

I often wonder, “Is what I am doing making any kind of difference to people in need?” Then something like this happens and I remember every bit helps.

Others have helped me along the way; it is only right I do the same.

You may not feel like what you are doing matters at this moment, but it does. God can use whatever you have to offer to help change lives.

Every bit helps.


DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at

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