Our endeavor has always been and will always be to help people. Years of experience in missionary and philanthropic fields has shown us that there is both resources and great need. We have heard the alarming statistics about how few give. We have seen how much a very small amount of money can accomplish if rightly directed in third world and developing countries. We have seen and experienced the joy of being able to assist those in true need.
We at eMite love that feeling and we want others to experience it. We also believe that once others do experience it - they will want more.
It is not about a few giving much, but rather many giving a little.
The philanthropic world is replete with stories of “big givers” accomplishing great works by releasing some of their wealth in support of causes that have captured their attention. While these big givers have taken headliner props in philanthropy, it is most often not the big gifts that accomplish the greatest impact. Ask any nonprofit director what is more important - large donations or consistent small donations. The overwhelming response is a strong flow of consistent small gifts. This is the heart of giving.
Mark 12 describes a moment in Jesus’ life where he took the time to sit across from the treasury of the Temple. This was the place where the people brought their tithe as commanded by the law. It seems that Jesus was purposeful in His actions and through this He has given us a lesson passed down through Mark’s gospel.
“41 Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny [a mite]. 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
We at eMite see this as the first mite given.