Let me ask you something: would you purposely move into a low-income city to be a light and an encouragement with your husband and young family? I live not too far away from the city where Rebecca Smith and her family purposely moved and have used their gifts to reach out to their neighbors. Friends? It is not an area where most consider moving to, but she and her husband felt led to do that and took a step in obedience.
What came from that is really, very beautiful. She was just getting settled when she found herself starting up a custom bag business strictly based on demand. And as that demand grew, so did her need to employ others to help. She knew she wanted to use the sale of her bags to help others but that turned from making a donation to a wonderful organization to hiring a woman who couldn't work because of her religious beliefs. Now, she rents sewing machines to women and gives them lessons so they can work in a way that supports their family while honoring their beliefs and guarding their dignity.