The Power to Dream

Dreaming is one of the most powerful abilities people possess. When we dream, we look beyond current problems to the solutions that could be. We envision a better future for others and ourselves. But for many around the world, dreaming of a better life is inhibited by current circumstances. A lack of opportunity makes them believe that their ideas will never come to fruition, and thus their ideas about “what could be” are abandoned.

How can the lives of a people group be changed for the better if there are no dreamers? Without visionaries, there is no clear way forward. Hope itself is absent.

When great change happens in the world, the dreamers are the pebbles that begin the avalanche of change. What the world needs is more dreamers. When we provide a way for people to achieve their goals, we do more than just help them: we provide for more vision and more change.

To create more vision, hope, and change, we need to remove the things that stand between current dreamers and the achievement of their goals.

Microloans with ecommerce in mind allow for people to achieve their dreams. They help an entrepreneur in the developing world expand his or her very small businesses into a medium-sized business. In the process of doing so, entrepreneurs hire people and thus provide opportunities for others. These opportunities are often dreams coming true in and of themselves. In the developing world, good jobs are extremely hard to come by. Microloans create jobs and thus provide sustainable livelihoods.

Once people have stable work, a portion of a local economy begins to stabilize. And once it stabilizes, people are freed up to dream even bigger—to envision further change for their community.

We believe in dreaming. We believe in dreamers. And we believe in creating more dreamers. Won’t you join us? Give to our Microloan Fund today. One hundred percent of your donation will go directly to funding businesses and job creation in the developing world.

(This is part of the "True Power" blog series.)

John Barry
John Barry


CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. His new book is Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change. It is widely endorsed by Christian leaders from around the world.