Here is a thought-provoking yet interesting question: how many monthly subscriptions do you personally have and pay for? Often, we subscribe to monthly services without batting an eye. Yet, have you ever thought about what difference that same amount would make in the lives of others who could never dream of subscribing to the things many of us subscribe to?
We want to challenge you to take a look at the following 20 common subscriptions (compiled and sent to us by a friend of the ministry) and the difference that same amount could make in the lives of others, and then consider matching that monthly amount in an area (or two) through a ServeNow monthly subscription. We believe it will be both eye-opening and exciting to realize the impact you can make with relatively little money! You may even want or choose to cancel a service and redirect that amount to a ServeNow subscription. Many of us subscribe to things we don’t really need or use anymore…why not channel it to something that actually is needed and makes a difference in others lives? Check it out, get your friends involved, share this article…and let’s see what creative ideas it may spark or movement it might begin!
Monthly subscription: $12; Annual total: $144; Program: Mosquito Nets
By pledging the “Netflix rate,” you can protect 29 families from malaria.
- Access the Word
Monthly subscription: $8.25; Annual total: $99; Program: Basic Things
For the price of Office 365, you can share “the basics” with 10 new believers.
- Find Love
Monthly subscription: $20; Annual total: $240; Program: Summer Camp
For the price of eHarmony, you can send an orphan to Bible camp.
- Business Savvy
Monthly subscription: $32; Annual total: $384; Program: Anti-Trafficking
For the price of the Wall Street Journal, you can give a young woman six months of skills training to start her own business.
- Get Moving
Monthly subscription: $55; Annual total: $660; Program: Bicycles for Pastors
For the price of a YMCA membership, you can buy 4 bicycles for pastors.
- Winter Is Coming
Monthly subscription: $15; Annual total: $180; Program: Winter Coverings
For the price of streaming HBO, you can buy winter clothing for 18 children.
- Test Prep
Monthly subscription: $27; Annual total: $324; Program: Uganda School
For the price of professional SAT prep, you can help build a school in Uganda.
- Bless in Bulk
Monthly subscription: $4.50; Annual total: $54; Program: Ukraine Christmas Gifts
For the price of a Costco membership, you can buy 40 Christmas gifts for children in Ukraine.
- “Free” Shipping
Monthly subscription: $8.25; Annual total: $99; Program: Humanitarian Aid
For the price of Amazon Prime, you can help us transport shipping containers full of valuable medical equipment.
- Sustain a Village
Monthly subscription: $30; Annual total: $360; Program: Medical Clinics
For less than an average farm share, provide a medical clinic for a whole village.
11. A Beautiful Cause
Monthly subscription: $9.25; Annual total: $111; Program: Anti-Trafficking
For the price of a beauty box subscription, you can buy a cosmetology kit and 1 month skills training to help a girl escape the sex trade.
12. Outside Perspective
Monthly subscription: $16; Annual total: $192; Program: Pastor Training
For the price of XM Radio, you can provide Bible training for 10 pastors.
- Taste of Adventure
Monthly subscription: $240; Annual total: $2,880; Program: Mission Trip
For the price of Blue Apron, you can take a life-changing trip to Nepal or Ukraine.
- Good News
Monthly subscription: $21; Annual total: $252; Program: Scripture
For the price of USA Today, you can buy Bibles for a whole congregation.
- Just in Case
Monthly subscription: $6; Annual total: $72; Program: Disaster Relief
For the price of AAA, you can provide disaster relief to the most vulnerable.
- Well Informed
Monthly subscription: $37; Annual total: $444; Program: Child Sponsorship
For the price of The New York Times, sponsor a child’s schooling for a year.
Monthly subscription: $10; Annual total: $120; Program: Water for Life
For the price of Spotify, you can give twelve families clean water!
- A Fresh Start
Monthly subscription: $24; Annual total: $288; Program: Anti-Trafficking
For the price of Weight Watchers, you can buy a sewing machine and 1 month skills training to help a girl avoid human trafficking.
- The Ultimate Hero
Monthly subscription: $10; Annual total: $120; Program: Story of Jesus
For the price of Marvel Unlimited, give 30 kids the Gospel in comic form.
- Bundled Services
Monthly subscription: $120; Annual total: $1,440; Program: Lighthouse Centers
For the price of cable and Internet service, you can provide food, education and a loving environment for children with HIV.
Choose today to make a monthly difference…at whatever level, because it doesn’t take much to make a big difference in the lives of others; Become a monthly ServeNow Subscriber and challenge your friends to do the same!