Providing support across the globe to missionaries on the fringe.
A few days ago, missionary Manie Van den Heever posted about the difficulties and blessings of having to raise your own support.
Here's a bit of what he had to say:
"Serving in a ministry like ours, one can feel quite lonely at times, especially when faced with a crisis or need that you don’t even know where to begin trying to meet it. It is amazing to experience the love and help that the Lord raises up in times like those, often from a quarter where we would have not at all expected it. Then I realize all over again what a blessing it is to have people serving the Lord with us. So, I praise the Lord for putting us in a situation where we are forced, as it were, to share our lives with others, so we can know the blessing of many people being involved, not only in our lives, but in God’s work as a result."
Read the full post here.
What do you think? What are the biggest challenges and blessings that come with raising support for missions?
Giving Tuesday is fast approaching! We're encouraging all of our supporters to send out some extra love on December 3rd. Whether it's starting a fundraiser, sending a note of encouragement, or sponsoring a child - we're excited to give back this season.
One simple way we're asking supporters to give back is by texting GTLOVE to short code 20222 to donate $10 to Love Global. This is a quick and easy way to make a big difference. Will you join us?
You don't need to wait until next Tuesday, we're ramping up with text donations this week too!
Thanks in advance for your support. We're so thankful for the great community of missionaries and supporters here at Love Global!
Most people have heard of the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year people are coming together to give back on December 3rd for the inaugral Giving Tuesday Canada.
Love Global's excited to join the movement. We've partnered with Mobile Giving Foundation Canada to launch a text-to-donate mobile giving campaign.
Starting today, you can text GTLOVE to 20222 to donate $10 to Love Global. 100% of your donation will be sent straight to Love Global Foundation. Check out all the details here.
Thanks for giving back!
Saturday, November 2nd is the Epiphaneia Survival of the Weakest Conference in Calgary, AB.
Speakers will discuss themes of justice, mercy, and the local church. To register or find out more info, go to www.epiphaneia.ca.
One of my favourite parts about working with people from different cultures is the many lessons to be learned and shared. Earlier this week, missionary Manie van den Heever shared some of the lessons his bible translator team has been learning in rural Tanzania:"One of our teams in Tanzania had a problem with the translation of the words "forgive" and "forgiveness". They claimed they had no terms for these words in their language... [The exegete] sent the translators back to research these terms in the villages.Finally, they came back, having discovered a beautiful idiom: When they forgive someone, they say that they put the offense on their back. As I mused on this way of expressing forgiveness, I realized that it actually contains a precious truth. In my experience, forgiveness is a tough aspect of the Christian life... God has given us so many different cultures and languages in this world, and wording an idea in another language can throw a different light on it.Since God has graciously taken the burden of our sins and offenses on Himself and thrown it behind his back, can we do any less for those who wrong us? Yes, it is hard (believe me, I have had my fair share of struggling with my sinful nature in this area!), but let us put those things on our back, as one Tanzanian tribe would say."For more on this topic, including some great bible verses, read the full post here.
This morning, on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Shane Bennett from Missions Catalyst shared a thoughtful reflection on 'failure of imagination'. We thought it was worth sharing:
"Today we soberly commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which destroyed the World Trade Centers, killed 2,996 people and led to devastating wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Early this week a friend recalled hearing the attacks attributed to a failure of imagination. That phrase landed on me like a ton of bricks. Most of us didn’t even dream this could happen.
Twelve years on, I wonder in what ways my imagination may be failing today. What is ahead that I don’t see? What does God have in mind that I’m not even remotely hoping for? How about you? How big is your dream for God’s kingdom in your life, in your city, or maybe even among Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists?
My prayer for me and you is that God would give us grace to imagine not every bad thing that might happen, but rather the fullness of his coming kingdom, his unobstructed, winsome, complete rule in our lives and throughout his creation."
See more at www.missionscatalyst.net
The 2nd Annual Love Global Foundation Mini Golf Tournament was a success!
We had tons of fun and raised over $6000 for missions.
A big thank you to all of our great sponsors. AND, a big thank you to everyone who came out and joined in the fun.
We couldn't have done it without you all!
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