Prom season is close. Instead of spending hundreds (if not more) on dresses, tuxedos, limos, etc. for an evening that often ends in temptation and disappointment, why not make an eternal difference by donating that money to an organization that saves lives?
Rapha House (www.raphahouse.org) exists to help save young ladies from sex trafficking.
Active:Water (www.activewater.org) exists to bring clean water and sanitation projects to needy communities around the globe.
There are plenty of great organizations out there. I'm sure if you took time to look you could find some great ones locally as well. Food shelters, house building projects, special olympics...the list goes on an on.
I'm not trying to give anyone a guilt trip about attending prom, but ask yourself this, "In 10 years, will it matter that I went to prom?"
Will it be an evening that honors God? Will you help people see the love of Christ on that night, or will you be surrounded by temptations and end up making bad decisions? How can God use you? How can you make the biggest impact for His Kingdom? The answer to that last question is what will matter.
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."