The Word Among Us

November 2022 Issue

Take Risks for the Lord

The Parable of the Talents

Take Risks for the Lord: The Parable of the Talents

In 2006 an American businessman named Blake Mycoskie was traveling in Argentina when he met a woman who was part of a volunteer organization that provided shoes for poor children. Mycoskie spent some time with the group as they traveled from village to village. That trip dramatically changed his perspective. “I knew somewhere in the back of my mind that poor children around the world often went barefoot,” he later recounted, “but now, for the first time, I saw the real effects of being shoeless: the blisters, the sores, the infections.”

Mycoskie felt compelled to do something. So he founded a new company: Shoes for Better Tomorrows. For every pair of shoes he sold, he...


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