Sacrifice feels like a big word. We imagine the soldier who gives his life, the movie where the hero risks everything to save the world, or Jesus Christ himself who gave his very life so that we may truly live. Sacrifice seems too big and unattainable, and yet there it is in Romans 12 — a call for every-day ordinary people to be a living sacrifice.
On February 22, we’re going to share the stories of six inspiring Creative Activists who are doing just that. Their stories of sacrifice are not mystical or far-fetched, rather they are simply six individuals who are faithful, passionate, and relentlessly committed to using their strengths, talents, and influence to help change the world.
While each of these individuals are making a difference in their own unique ways, they have a shared humility. Each of them struggle with the idea that their life is a life of sacrifice, because their sacrifice didn’t bring them death or misery. Instead, it brought them life. That’s what we find in Christ’s death and resurrection – and what we find when we sacrifice for others.
One of these six individuals is Kohl Crecelius, co-founder of Krochet Kids international. Kohl had a vision for how to empower people to rise above poverty and risked his own security to see that vision become a reality.
Today, Krochet Kids intl. provides jobs, education, and mentorship to more than 150 women in Uganda and Peru – as well as a new model for how business can be done.
Here’s a quick video by Bing on their story — check them out, and then come back to learn more about Kohl and the other activists as they experience Relentless ACT:S of Sacrifice throughout Lent.