God loves this world so much that He always gives the very best He can think of. First He gave His Word. Then He gave His Son and finally He gave His own Spirit to mankind. Love and giving go hand in hand. You cannot love people without caring about them. You cannot love people without giving to them. Giving and forgiving are at the heart of the Good News. The world needs this. There is a hunger for this message of giving and forgiveness in word and deed.
Poverty is not the only problem many people face. What do you think of the 1,000,000 orphans growing up in Nepal without love, without education and without protection from horrific forms of sexual exploitation? What do you think of the countless Christian widows in Egypt who no longer have anyone to earn a living for them and are looked down upon by society? What do you think of all the believers who are discriminated and persecuted for their faith? Or any people who have never had a chance to see a Bible or hear the Good News?
As a family, we have committed ourselves to meeting the needs of this world. We regularly travel to areas where lies, injustice, poverty, suffering and persecution are commonplace. We map the physical and spiritual needs of an area together with the local church. Then we get to work to train local believers to do something about the need from the Word of God. We also set up project-oriented fundraising to lift as many local people as possible out of poverty and to provide for the basic needs of the community.
Not every Christian is called to leave his country to bring the Good News to the poor in word and deed. However, every Christian is called to live fully for God and his Kingdom. That includes time – to pray for the work among the poor people of the world. That includes money – to give to the work of the poor people of the world. Those who are called to go cannot do without those who are called to stay. Those who are not called to go cannot do without those who are called to go. That’s why we want to ask you boldly: