10 Ways to Give Your Year-End Gifts

One of the first lessons we learned on the mission field was you have to earn a listening ear. It’s hard for hearts to hear the Gospel when their growling bellies are the loudest things they hear.

It difficult to share the love of Christ with our words unless we love like Christ with our lives.

During this Christmas season, we have the opportunity to considering giving to those who can’t give back. When you want to give beyond your four walls, beyond your family and friends, beyond your neighborhood and even beyond your world, there are ways you can make an eternal difference in the lives of others by touching them where they are.
Below are some links to ministries that are not just focusing on humanitarian needs (which are important) but if that’s all we do then we are only making people comfortable on their way to hell. But the ministries below are loving souls to Christ by meeting a physical need in hopes of sharing their answer to their biggest need…Christ.

1.  THE MOM INITIATIVE ~ A personal favorite 😉 

The MOM Initiative is non-profit ministry designed to reach moms and the children they are raising for Christ across the world. They equip and enable churches, missionaries, and women to reach moms in their communities, in prisons, in urban areas, and on the mission field with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through mentoring them. They also connect with other ministries to help prevent women and children from becoming sex traffic victims.

I want to ask you personally to please consider making your tax-deductible year-end donations to help us do what we can not do without your help! 

 http://www.themominitiative.com/donate/

2.  COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL

http://www.compassion.com/default.htm

 

3. SAMARITANS PURSE

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/Giving/Build-A-Box/index.php/Giving/Build-A-Box?hometab

 

 

4. YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS SHELTER

The website address below for the one here in Jacksonville. Please take a moment and look up one in your area.

http://www.crmjax.org/Online_Giving.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=city%20rescue%20mission%20jacksonville&utm_campaign=paid

 

5. TOYS FOR TOTS

They connect with churches and local ministries to find families in need to minister to. Our local site is:

http://jacksonville-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp

6. Life Today (James & Betty Robinson)-LOVE THEM!

http://lifetoday.org/outreaches/

 

7. LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN’S HOMES

http://www.lighthousechildren.com/_oldsite/index2.htm

8. GIVE TO A NEEDY FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR

 

9. URBAN COMMUNITY CENTER AND CHURCHES THAT CAN POINT YOU TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY IN NEED

 

10. NURSING HOME

Go to a nursing home and sit with some of the residents who never have a visitor. Don’t know who they are? Just ask the front desk. They do!

How do you give beyond your family and friends at Christmas? How do you teach your children to give?

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