September 2021 Community Letter

Dear Friends of Simple Charity,

One of the most exciting developments this summer was the creation of new language around our program offerings. This may not sound exciting, but the language we use shapes everything we do! It truly matters. Our previous way of summarizing our work was by saying that we “transform habits, gather people and simplify charity.” A simpler way of saying this is that we offer content, community and charity recommendations. In the next few months, I want to explore each of these three, starting with content. In this letter, I’ll share about two content-related projects we are currently working on:

  • Two Coins Podcast Season Two
  • Solidarity Challenge and Resolution

To our Core Supporters, thank you so much for your continued generosity. Your gifts empower our ministry! To those who are not yet Core Supporters, learn more here.

Two Coins Podcast

The Two Coins team from left to right: Chris, Angela, Kristi and Brian

I love getting to work with the Two Coins team. Every meeting is a joy! It is a privilege to work with such talented and thoughtful people. And it is an honor to steward the amazing stories that we get to feature.

Season Two of Two Coins will include more stories of God-loving overcomers around the world. Our team is hard at work conducting interviews, writing scripts and producing audio to tell these stories with excellence. For the first time, we will feature some stories of people who have experienced various kinds of poverty in the United States. Most of the people we are interviewing have been both beneficiary and change-maker, both victim of injustice and generous servant seeking to help others overcome injustice. We can’t wait for you to learn from their perspectives!

We believe that solidarity with the poor includes learning from victims of injustice by seeing their abundance. One way that we do this is by listening to the stories of people who have experienced poverty. By doing so, we grow in gratitude and trust that the God who showed His faithfulness to them is the same God who will be faithful to us.

Solidarity Challenge and Resolution

The goal of our content is not just to share a new perspective but to transform habits and practices. We believe that love is not a feeling, or even a one-time action, but a set of habits born from a story resulting in a stable character trait. Another way of saying this is that love is a virtue. Solidarity with the poor is one way of expressing the love of God toward others, even toward people we will never meet in this life.

Two of the resources that we believe will be most crucial in helping our community live out solidarity with the poor are the Solidarity Challenge, which we published last year, and the Solidarity Resolution, which we hope to release in the next few weeks. The former is a 40-day journey while the latter helps readers practice solidarity for an entire year. Both resources focus on five specific habits: gratitude, trust, prayer, fasting and giving. These habits help us to learn from, stand with and sacrifice for the poor. When it comes to the content that Simple Charity creates, success for us is when Christians embrace these five life-giving habits with consistency and joy!

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If you are not a Core Supporter (or if you don’t know what that means) I would love to find 45 minutes to connect on the mission and vision of Simple Charity and share how you can support us. You can use this link to schedule a video call with me.

We believe that solidarity with the poor is global, essential and part of the abundant life. We believe that loving the poor is an essential component of being a disciple of Jesus. God has called us to bring the message and practice of solidarity with the poor to more and more Christians throughout this country. Thank you for being a part of our story!

With gratitude,

Brian Grasso
Founder & CEO | Simple Charity
770-871-8540 | brian@simplecharity.org


“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency
in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
2nd Corinthians 9:8

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