How to Give
Thank You So Very Much!
Almost without exception, those who hear of our ministry, and those who actually witness it in action, humble us with very complimentary words about what a wonderful and necessary ministry it is. We are so grateful for that, and we receive ever-increasing requests for our ministry to expand. However, we can only meet those needs with your generous financial support. Our great desire is to be so much more than a volunteer effort that, “only does what it can.” Instead, we passionately wish to move in an organized direction, equipping others everywhere to lovingly serve the lonely and forgotten. To do that, we need money.
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!” (Romans 12:4-16, NLT)