Is your church doing enough to help the poor?

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Chances are, your members think so. At least according to a recent report.

A national survey, released Monday, showed 67 percent of Americans – over half of whom attend church at least once a month – agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “My church already does enough to help the poor in my community.” Less than half (42 percent) said their church spends more money on itself than on the community.

Despite most Americans thinking they’re doing enough, poverty is on the rise. I can’t help but think with rising fuel and food costs, the number has risen even further this year.

Jesus clearly had a heart for the poor and hurting. Are His churches doing enough to help the impoverished around them?

If not, why not? Are Christians ignorant of the problem, simply disconnected from the issue or is it something else?

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65 Responses to “Is your church doing enough to help the poor?”

  1. cindyinsd Says:

    Good question. Why don’t churches do more to help the poor? I think there may be quite a few answers to that. Just a few I can think of . . .

    1. It costs a lot of money to run a church–keep the building in repair and clean, pay the mortgage, electricity, gas, pastors’ salaries, parsonage(s), insurance, tithes, etc. to district (or whatever a particular denomination calls it) and more. Parishoners are feeling the pinch of higher prices on essentials and don’t give as much. Sometimes churches can’t even pay their bills, let alone give to the poor.

    2. How do you realy help the poor? That’s a complicated proposition, considering that so many of the poor in this country are poor because of chemical adictions, mental illness, and poor choices. A gift of money or even of food or shelter doesn’t do enough, and the money may even harm. (If you gave money to an unstable relative of mine, she would put it in the bank, and immediately write a check to some “sweepstakes” or other, for example.) Truly helping the poor is a very complex proposal. If I bring food to an elderly, impoverished couple, well, that’s easy. Helping the people living under the bridge is a lot harder. Yes, we need to do it, but it requires a lot more than a check in the offering plate.

    3. Many people in the US feel that few people are “legitimately” poor. That is, poor because of circumstances beyond their control. In many cases, this is true, though certainly not in all or even most cases. Still, the bitterness of being forced to “help” the “poor” by the government remains. People feel they’re already doing more than they can afford and that their money is not helping but rather enabling.

    This is by no means a definitive list, but you get my point. You’re right. The church, particularly here in the US, doesn’t do nearly enough to help the poor. I think these may be some reasons. How to fix it? Pray. Nothing else will do.

    God’s strength,

    Cindy

    • Thomas Says:

      I have to disagree and say No! They don’t want to. They don’t care about ppl, they want you to give give and give so they can drive nice cars, go on retreats , to conferences and have good times in the name of jesus , but as I said in my first comment they won’t give anything for you to get to work if ur having hard time, do they reAlly need million dollar bldgs, I know of a few churches I attended, one the pastor had million dollar home, or close , 6 figure income , 5 kids and wife who don’t have to work and only shop at Neiman Marcus , expect you to give, we’ll wife does to them , and makes clear her husband should have good gifts like you know 1,000 suits , yet they know ppl losing homes ,cars can’t get to work and most she can do is say, God will work it out, but want you to pay tithes so they don’t have to come out of their pocket to pay bills for church. Another one wife and him both good jobs, brand new house , new Cadillac , guess old one didn’t do , but he will yell at congregation if they not flying up their tossing money when he says jump. Another one 2 cars, one brand new , nice house , sister own business and got BMW, 2 other ppl go and got nice cars, and she let u knw they rich , but she still begging those who were not in her fam to give , when they struggling , no sell one of the cars to pay bills for church ,

  2. wickle Says:

    I would have to argue that Cindy’s reasons 1 and 3 are what we call “excuses,” not reasons. I don’t remember Jesus, or any Old Testament law, demanding that we means-test our help for the poor. Love, grace, and mercy aren’t based on whether they’re deserved — THANKFULLY!

    Frankly, I think that what we’re looking at the result of too close an affiliation between the Republican Party and the Christian Church. We’ve let ourselves be swayed by this kind of thinking that says some people are less deserving of love than others.

  3. Ken Coffee Says:

    “Is your church doing enough to help the poor?”

    NO!!!

    • Victoria Says:

      Shalom,

      Peace be unto you in the mighty name of Our heavenly Father. how are you doing today? You cant imagine how amazed i am to find a group of people that are bent on helping better the lives of the less privileged. My name is Victoria David, a refugee that stays on the Buduburam Refugee camp in Ghana .I am originally from Liberia but when the pressure of the civil war started in my country and reached where my family and i were staying . They killed my husband who was a politician..It harbored danger to my kids so i gave them to a family friend who was heading to Ghana to bring them to Ghana for safety. After a year the family friend abandoned them in the refugee camp. it’s being 10 years since that time I managed to find a way to reach them as i am now in the same refugee camp. We have finally united. They Had to abandon school because i cannot afford it. Life has not being in the best of shape.I thank God the lord has brought me close to my family after years.I Have tried finding work but no one seems to want to employ a refugee who also is a partial illiterate.I was not fortunate to study as during my youth days ,my parent never believed in girl child education. I got work from this cyber cafe as a janitor. I have asked for food in return to help feed my kids but the manager said he is not making profits yet so all he can do now is give me internet access as he knows i cant access the web due to my inability to read well.I have said this word out for someone to type for me and look on google to find organizations that can help me and my children in this camp. I am using this Internet to find some help with school, food and somewhere to stay for my family and i. I came across your website and wanted to ask for your assistance and support. Hope to hear from you soon

      Victoria

  4. Jeff Parsons Says:

    Part of the problem is that people in the middle class are so insulated from the poor in their communities, that they’re not aware true poverty exists. People also don’t understand the rules of the “culture” of poverty. For that reason, the Amarillo Area Baptist Association is conducting a Culture of Poverty Seminar this Saturday.

    To promote the need to address these concerns in our community, I put together the following video:

    The numbers may seem small to most larger communities, but they’re huge for a community of 200,000.

  5. Tomi Lee "T.L." Grover Says:

    Matthew 6: 9-24 (Do we really believe what we pray when we recite the Lord’s prayer?) Is Shalom (the world as God intends it) really what we are after? What are we teaching our churches when we say we should take care of meeting the needs of the poor but, we are not teaching people to have hearts that are in tune with what Christ taught us about why & how we take care of each other? The poor need empowerment through Christ’s body and those of means need to take seriously the responsibility God gives them. Reaching out with Christ’s love to give a “hand up” not just “hand out.” Transformational Missions is meant to spiritually transform both parties on the journey.

    Jesus was asked how to pray… He said,

    9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Courage on the Journey!

  6. Tim Dahl Says:

    “‘Is your church doing enough to help the poor?’

    NO!!!” ~Ken

    Ours isn’t either.

    Also, with the continued media blitz on the down turn in the housing market (mislabeled as a recession); that just fuels the protectionists fires in my church.

  7. John Says:

    OK, so if in this row of commenters seems to think churches aren’t doing enough, what can we do to get churches to do more? How can we change the situation?

  8. James Says:

    I think you have to put faces and names to the problem. In general, people are more willing to help a person versus an issue. I often have a hard time wrapping my head around an issue as complex as poverty but thinking on the experience of another person is easier.

    What if churches or groups within a church adopted a person in poverty? Then you’re support another person and the impact you can make on that one person’s life is significant.

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      God Bless you
      Yours brother in Christ.
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  9. sharon Says:

    This is an email I received the other day. It’s a couple of young adults looking for ways to love people:

    Friday night we fed 12-15 homeless at the library downtown. After we ate we set up a projector on a big screen and watched looney tunes and shrek 3 (their request). A couple of the homeless men invited my friend Wade and I to spend the night on the side walk of the library with them one night. So we camped out, it was a humbling experience. Saturday night we had a big cookout at a low income trailer park where we have been loving and serving people for a couple of months. 40-50 showed up, probably 20 were kids under the age of 5. A couple of our guys had a great time playing soccer with them. It was probably the best meal they had eaten in 2 weeks. 50 hamburgers, 40 chicken legs, 20 hotdogs, potatoe salad, guacomole, and desserts. We ran out of food. We got word of another trailer park on north side of town where homeless live in abandoned trailer, pray for God to open doors. We are also looking into buying a trailer in Acacia, the park we already do ministry at, to get some of the homeless off the street. Be praying for that door to open also. Love you guys. God’s crazy, can’t wait to see what he does next.

  10. Lee Says:

    No. We are not doing enough.

    We are located right off a major freeway exit on a major street, so there are a number of the “poor,” mostly homeless, who show up on our doorstep. We can handle emergency needs, such as a tank of gas, or enough food for a couple of days, or a prescription. We have a food pantry that takes care of about 60 people a month, two days a week. We have learned from experience not to give money, but to offer either to purchase the needed item, or to directly pay rent or utility bills. That usually tells you whether the need is genuine or not.

    We also provide servers and dessert once a month for a street ministry that helps runaways and street people. There is a worship service held first, and then a meal is served afterward.

    But are we doing enough? No. The needs that we see are far greater than our resources set aside to meet them. And I have been told by many people we have helped that they had to knock on a dozen church doors before they got to ours. And not all of these people are coming out of a “culture of poverty.” One of the side effects of our economic system is that you can become a “have not” overnight, and there is very little sympathy or compassion for you when you do.

  11. cindyinsd Says:

    Sharon,

    Too cool! What an uplift to hear what God is doing through you. Thanks!

    Cindy

  12. Tim Dahl Says:

    I forget where I read it, but it was about a church that set up a post office for the homeless in their community. It allowed them such things as… access to a social security number. That then opened up all sorts of doors for them. There was another church in Chicago (I think), that bought a McDonald’s franchise. They also had a dorm or something (of which I can’t remember). Anyway, the “homeless” could live in the dorm, work at the McDs, and train (at another church seminar) in interviewing skills (among other things). Eventually, they would have a job, and enough $$$ to go out on their own.

    Now, is my church going to do any of this? Probably not. But, we’ll keep doing our best in benevolence. We’ll try to offer training in money management. We’ll continue to connect people that are struggling with others that are a little ahead of them on the journey. We’ll try to continue to connect people with job opportunities. And in the end, if there happens to be someone that doesn’t want help…for whatever reason; then we let them go.

    Tim

  13. Kim Says:

    My answer is no. Not in your own community. I am very saddened today after attending the same church for 10 years they turned their back on me. I am suffering from a financial hardship and asked them for help. I even offered to pay back a loan. I am a hard working single mom, who last year was laid off and lost her job. I have a decent job now, but still suffering from the repercussions of losing my home and income. I am now 34 days behind on my rent. I must have know in my heart that the church would not help me, because they were my last resource. The middleclass americans cannot get any type of aid in this country and are hurting. I was really disheartened that I could not go to my church for help. I understand Cindy’s comment about giving someone money, but that is why the Lord gives us the gift of dicernment. I feel humiliated and devasted, the one time I have ever asked the church for help they had to say no.

  14. Jeff Says:

    Before everyone hyperventilates and starts condemning all churches remember that there are some great con men out there posing as the homeless and needy. For that reason, it is imperative that the church properly screen all those requesting help.

    If the church is being what it should, it should always provide for those faithful members who have fallen upon hard times.

    I don’t think the church will ever “do enough” to satisfy some people but I think the need is for a willing heart and a discerning spirit and then maybe the right things can be accomplished.

    (By the way, we get people at our church all the time who are lying about their needs and wants so we’re well acquainted with the problem)

  15. Jon Says:

    Up here in Canada I am repsonsible to reach out to our community. We have 271 low income housing that we run – we give every new tenent a welcome basket from the church, it is a laundry basket full of household items, we also run a clothing cupboard where people can come and take free cloths and have breakfast once a week. These are only 2 of the many things we seek to do – Jesus said that the poor would be with us also and Peter commented to Paul (when Paul went to the councel in Jerusamel to let them know what he was preaching to the Gentiles) that he would remember the poor, which Paul responded that it was something that he would do. All this to say that the problem of the poor exists we don’t need to evaluate how to “solve” it or to debate if we are doing a good enough job or not (something is better then nothing). What we need to realize collectively and individually as Christians is that we must put others first. Christ came to die for us while we were sinners. It is our calling to serve the poor, to remember the poor. Our seeking to meet physical needs will pave the way for our words to be heard. We can not speak of love if we do not first seek to live out love. It is only then that they will be able to recieve the true Bread of Life.

  16. Darrell Says:

    In Response to “Kim Says: June 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm”……

    Kim I share your pain. How could “YOUR” church where “YOU” faithfully attend, and faithfully give, and faithfully support the “Rich” Pastor, turn you away when you need help.

    Its so sad to me that some churches asks for free money from you every time you go, but the ONE time you need money, they turn you away.

    In the NT Church, giving was not for the pastor to get rich, or event o buy a church building “because they met house to house”, but rather giving was specifically ONLY for those in attendance who did not have.

    Its very true, even the Apostle Paul, the greatest preacher in the NT, worked with his hands and provided for his own needs. He did not solicit any funds from people he preached to. These Televangelist need to learn from Apostle Paul.

    Some churches have lost compassion for the poor and even their members who fall on tough times.

    The same thing as kim happened to me. I had faithfully attended a very big wealthy church in Michigan, I had lost my job at GM, i didn’t ask for money, i just asked for food, i didn’t even ask for a bag of groceries, i asked for “1 sandwich”, and they turned me away. “1 Sandwich”….

    After that experience, I went to the Churches administrative offices and requested my last check that i wrote to them. It was several hundred dollars.

    After 3 weeks, they returned my check to me. I have NEVER set foot in that big rich “Cold-Hearted” church since.

    The funny thing about this Church, is that when you visit, they lie and say that they love you and sing you a song “your my brother, your my sister”.

    I forgive that Church, but that is whats happening at some big rich churches all over America…”No Compassion for there own members who fall on hard times”…..

  17. Ashly Rajadurai Says:

    Dear Bros & Sisiters in Christ,
    I am sending this mail from Sri Lanka, and would like to know if you are interested in helping the poor & sick children in our country. If so please let us know and we will send you information.
    Thanks & Blessings
    Ashly

  18. Amechi john Says:

    I am poor that is suffering in Nigeria without help.pls God will bless aperson who will help me.

  19. Amechi john Says:

    hi,

  20. Amechi john Says:

    No,the chuurch only help the people who are aready rish.

  21. Michelle Chafe Says:

    I am a developmentally disabled adult I am really struggling right now and need help to pay my rent. I am honest and not trying to cheat anyone I just need help or I will loose everything. I have a DD son who lives with me and we need help PLEASE

  22. ramesh Says:

    MY NAME PASTOR RAMESH FROM INDIA TAMIL NADU YOUR RALETIONSHIP

    GOD BLESS YOU

    Rev.Ramesh Timothy

  23. Kay Says:

    No, we don’t do enough for the poor. Even Christians look to the government to take care of the poor, the sick, the needy. Once upon a time, the even the schools in this country were funded by the local church, not the government. We preach against abortion (as we should) but how well do we support young women who want to keep their babies?

    That being said, most of the members of our little church are living at or below the poverty level themselves. Even so, we manage to give nearly 50 per cent of our tithes and offerings to support local, national and international ministries. Sometimes it is hard for me to see our members being encouraged to give to others out of their meager incomes, but most feel blessed to have the opportunity.

  24. david harris Says:

    YESSSS the church is doing enough i am only a child and i know that we the apostalics do our best. one god one faith one baptism

  25. david harris Says:

    YESSSS the church is doing enough GOD BLESS YALL

  26. Pastor Narendra Says:

    Hello ! My self Pastor Narendra from Vadoadara (INDIA). My church name is Western India church. In my there are 15 families and we are praying for the sick people and married couples. We got many testimony from the sick people those who were near to their death. Our prayer has saved their life in the name of Jesus our Lord. We have saved the married families who went for Divorce in a court. By our prayer we have saved the many families. Our church is very poor we require some kind of music instrument and room also. Because now a days we are praying in one room which we have taken on rent. We are asking help to you. We want to join our church under you. This is fact of our church. For more information you can visit our place also. Or we will send you photograph and other detail if you ask.

    Thanking You,

    Your Brother

    Pastor Narendra

  27. P.B.Sushekar Says:

    I need a financial help for serve god, and flerish the gospel to the unreached. I need monthly just 4000-00 rupees of indian money only for my food and acomidation. I want to serve lord jesus . I want to start fireministry in the slum areas and the areas who dont know the good news of christ

  28. waqas Says:

    Dear in the Lord ! Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.we are serving for the glory of God in pakistan.we see your websaid and very imprassed your work that you are working for God.your help me and help me my people my colony is poor no information the glory of God God Bless you
    From waqasd

  29. anil kumar Says:

    Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Respected sir! I am ANIL KUMAR from India, I am Hindu converted christion, when I was 14 years old I believe Jesus Christ is my saviour, but my parents are Hindu, which means they worship idols, and they sacrifice animals, and they do lot of things like this, but they don’t like me because I believe Christ and they chase me out of there home, but god did not leave me and he lead me to a bible college, and I have studied theology.
    Last 3 years I am doing ministry among Hindus and also I am doing social work among begging children in the streets, becose they don’t have parents and no food to eat and home to stay. And some times these children taken advantage by some drunkard man, that’s way I like to share the gospel to them.
    sir I am writing this letter to u because I have read a you’re your ministry in internet, I need your prayers and support to preach gospel to many people, I don’t have any support from any denomination. I am doing this ministry alone. Pray for us sir.
    IN HIM
    ANIL KUMAR

  30. Diane Says:

    I think we are looking at this all wrong. I belive giveing a hand up teaching people to be self reliant.Having church programs that help teach people skills to better themselfs.So they later can pay it forward. Then feel good about themself.
    Right now I have been helping CNA”s though a workshop study for there CNA skills test with the state. I have been working as a CNA manger teacher for over 35 years. You don’t have to have a perfect education
    to teach or a master degree.
    I donate my time every morning durring the week .Many that I teach have limited english skills but somehow we manage to get though .They are able to pass the state test in english.

    In my idea want to show the real love of Christ pass on what you know
    help them out of poverty that way. Be it teaching basic english Basic computer (like setting up an email )how to do ceartian things on computer How to do a resume, Have clothing/Free sales exchanges food banks several times a year. Last year one church in our area taught
    cooking skills and basic languge skills to Burnidi people.

    Just think if people just taught other people what they knew donating small amounts of our time, what a wonderful Christ like world we could have .

    In Jeaus Name Amen
    Diane

  31. darpenmasih Says:

    pls pray for start a new ministry in the non-christan people,kindly help me……….

  32. marshall henry Says:

    please pray for our ministry

  33. jim stubits Says:

    and unto the poor the gospel shall be given.I have copyrighted this answer in a board game.simple enough for a six year old child to understand.rev.13:18.A biblical mystery answered.please reply.

  34. darpen masih Says:

    Sir,
    I am a church Evangelist I am looking for some supportes who willingly support our cause to carry on our visin among North Indians . I am a Hidu Convert who accepted Christ as saviour in the year 1995 and I am working among Punjabi Hindus. I have a vision to start a new ministry registered with the Government rules. I am looking for someone to help me to carry it in
    With much love
    Your’s in Christ
    Darpan Kumar

  35. Rev Azaria Mittagadapa Says:

    Dear Pastor,
    Smyrna Ministries Greets you from India
    Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.Iam very happy to say that I have seen your e-mail ID in Website.
    I would like to introduce my self to you.I am Rev.Azaria Mittagadapa,and my dad Rev M V Daniel, doing ministry in Suryapet of Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh state. We Since 4 genrations we are preaching the Word of God. I have been serving the Lord since 5 years. In my family Iam the 3rd one and dedicated myself to ministry through God”s call.
    Our ministry is a small one consisting of few ministries/Bible women. We are having ministry in 30 mandals.All the ministers and Bible women working in villages sorrounding Suryapet. The ministers work in the interior part of villages. God is expanding our work in Nalgonda district. We have subcentres in our branch churches. Every year we convene our Annual General Convention at Suryapet Central Church. So far, we have had annual conventions. We also have village conventions and conventions at subcentres. we cover all the villages and subcentres in these conventions and meetings. We prepare a schedule and work accordingly. All the ministers work actively for our Lord in their respective places.
    I am doing ministry in remote areas and also surrounding villages like Iapuram,Pillalamarri, Valabhapuram,Dhospahad,
    tekmatla,Nereducharla of my home town Suryapet and also running a church in my home town Suryapet..Kindly pray for my vision I want to built Church which is capacity of 3000 people can sit to worship our Lord Saveiour Jesus Christ.And also social charity to feed the poor people those who in below poverty lane.. and old age centers, Bible college,..
    I would like to invite to my place,Ministry and church.. Kindly ACCEPT MY INVITATION
    We request to kindly uphold us in ur prayers. Kindly pray for the work here. We will be grateful to you for valuable prayers,and we will pray for you and ministry. May God bless you.
    Thanking You,
    Yours in HIS service,
    Rev.Azaria Mittagadapa,
    Director & Secretray
    SMYRNA MINISTRIES,
    GOPALAPURAM,
    SURYAPET-508 213,
    NALGONDA DISTRICT,
    ANDHRA PRADESH,INDIA.
    ph: 00-91-9849295149 .

  36. pastor darpen masih Says:

    Dear,pastor praise the Lord

    I am a church Evangelist I am looking for some supportes who willingly support our cause to carry on our visin among North Indians . I am a Hindu Convert who accepted Christ as saviour in the year 1995 and I am working among Punjabi Hindus. I have a vision to start a new ministry registered with the Government rules. I am looking for someone to help me to carry it in and pls pray for me,and help me.who will help me
    Pls, give me help some money for starting a new church in the non-christan people.
    I am short of money these days. Kindly keep this in mind and send us your reply as guided by the Holy Spirit
    With much regards and blessings to you all
    Bible,says.(2corinthians-9:9)-(james-4:17)
    I shall be thankful to you.
    With much love .
    your’s in christ
    Darpen masih

  37. rajeshmoses Says:

    Dear, Pastor Praise the Lord,
    I am looking for a project to help the students for their education and poor for their medical purpose and leprous people. i am a ex – seminarian and i worked for 2 and half year as coordinator(Chittoor D.T) under CF CA project in Cuddapah dioceses. i have been looking for a project to be pure in the work is my first work of mine, my logo is ‘hand- in- hand’ .
    With this i hope you will give a feedback to know more about my work and the places too. Most of the areas are under developed rural and urban too.

    I am the servant of the Almighty.

    Thanking you
    Yours in Xt,
    Rajeshmoses,
    #3-28, Police Line,
    Palamaner
    Chittor(DT) A.P.
    PIN: 517408

  38. Ramesh Says:

    Dear Brother and Sister

    My name is Rev. Ramesh, doing village and church Ministry in a small rural village a part of , Tamil Nadu, South India. By the grace of God and His blessings, He is helping us to run and maintain the church and family.

    god bless you

    Ramesh
    pastor_ramesh@yahoo.com
    09345243560

  39. PASTEUR OULAI TROH BASILE Says:

    Mon nom est le pasteur Oulai Troh Basile,je vis en Cote d’ivoire et dépuis 6 ans je suis établis sur une église dont je suis président fondateur.
    C’était en 2000 que le seigneur m’a mis à coeur d’ouvrir une église à Mahapleu dans une sous préfecture de Danané.Lorsque j’ai commencé le ministère la guerre civile qui a divisée la cote d’ivoire a commencé.
    UN an après dans cette guerre j’ai fuit avec ma famille pour me retrouver dans la capitale avec ma famille.Dépuis 2004 j’ai commencé une oeuvre et par la grace de Dieu nous venons d’avoir notre agrement de l’état et sommes entrain de batir une église dans la ville de Mahapleu ou nous avons été chassé par la guerre puisque maintenant nous partons vers les élections paisibles le 31 octobre.
    Ma prière, je démande aux personnes de bonnes volontées, aux structures d’aides de me venir au sécours pour la construction des églises dans d’autres villages, puisques mon ministère a pour champ de mission l’implantation des églises dans les villages.
    Que Dieu vous bénisse!
    Pasteur Oulai Troh Basile
    missionbaptiste04@yahoo.fr
    Tel;(225 )23481518 Cell;07349784

  40. David Troublefield Says:

    My name is the pastor Oulai Troh Basile, I saw in Ivory Coast and dépuis 6 years I am established on a church of which I am founder president.
    It was in 2000 that the lord put in me in heart to open a church to Mahapleu in one under prefecture of Danané. When I began the ministry the civil war which divided the quotation of ivory began.
    ONE year afterwards in this war I have run away with my family to find me in the capital with my family. Dépuis on 2004 I began a work and by grace de Dieu we have just had our agrement of the state and sums spirit of batir a church in the city of Mahapleu or we were dispelled by war since now we leave towards gentle elections on October 31st.
    My request, I démande to the persons of good volontées, in help structures to occur to the sécours for the building of churches in other villages, puisques my ministry has the establishment of churches as field of mission in villages.
    That God blesses you!
    Pastor Oulai Troh Basile
    missionbaptiste04@yahoo.fr
    Such; (225) 23481518 Cell; 07349784

  41. Ramesh Says:

    Dear Rev. Oulai Troh

    T hank you brother for your prayers for the team and India ministry, church . lske that we too pray for your ministry, family and church .

    May God Bless You

    Pastor Ramesh

  42. deepak_wagke@yahoo.com Says:

    Excellency,

    I am Deepak Kumar Wagle from Kichnash-5, Syangja, Nepal. I am writing this email to you to explain my problems and to get kind support from you. I am very much hopeful that you will consider it heartily.

    I born in a very very poor family and grew up in a very remote village. My father died when I was just seven year old and my mother is still farming in the village who is 68 year old now. With lots of difficulties and problems, I completed my secondary education from the village where I had to walk more than four hour perday to reach and return from my school. Now, I have completed Masters Degree in British and American Literature. I also studied Sociology and anthropology in the Bachelors Degree, and Mathematics in Intermediate Degree. I tried to get job appling in thousands of vacancies but I am not short listed and I am not provided any chance to compete in fair competition.

    Some year before, I had got chances to serve thourgh UNO and EU during election where I did my best and also got chance to work with chief of mission and diplomats. With the completion of election, my contract aslo completed. Expect it, I served being the volunteer President of Rainbow Youth Club for five year and also served in different schools as a volunteer and Social Studies teacher for six year. The politicical instability and corruption is very high in my country.

    I am totally jobless for few years. I have become hopeless seeing this unfair job competition. Mostly, the people who are staying in capital and who are rich are getting jobs. I have spent lots of money in search of job. I have lots of lone to pay which I spent for my study. I am 32 year old now, but unable to marry because of povetry. My bosses are asking me to return my lone and interest. Behind it, I have great pain and stress in my mind. Why do people commit sucide, I have known it now. I am alive but my body is burning internaly very fast. My unsuccess has brought frustration to the villagers and my followers in their study. They are saying what we can do by study; without jack or money it is impossible to get job. It seems true but I don’t have any person for jack and I don’t have money to give for a job. In this situation, what can I do? If you were in my position, perhaps you might choose to die. If I choose such action, my mother will get lots of problems and my villagers will get frustration to give education to their children.

    Thinking a lot, I have written this email to express my deep interest to join in your organisation. I am ready to go anywhere around the world and any post or support you offered for me will be highly appreciable.

    I think, you haven’t known what is povetry and its difficulties? What is pain and stress? How it burns our heart? etc. Anyway, please keep your mind silent and think for few moment being in my situation. What will be the result, you will know yourself. If I were in such position like your, I certainly take an action to save the life of poors like me. This world is our but why there is so vast discrimination against us? Rich people are being richer and enjoying the life. They have lots of wealth but not doing anything for the poors. My birth in my poor family made me unable to do anything. If I had only $50000, I could show the way for my future generation and could change the life of poors in my village. Because of my povetry I am unable to do anything. I can just imagine it. In this time, I myself would very happy if I get small job or support for me.

    Respected sir, writing in words cannot explain my problems and stess. I don’t want to write more than this though I have lots of things to say. One human must consider another human’s problem and must help to him. This world is our so we all must get equal chance to survive here. Lastly, I don’t have food to eat, I don’t have home to stay, I don’t have anything to survive but I don’t want to be terrorist, robber or cheater to save my life. I heartily request you to save my life. If you wish and show humanity, I will send you my CV.

    Thank you!

    Best Regards,
    Deepak Kumar Wagle
    Kichnash-5, Syangja,Nepal
    Mobile: +977 9814101195 or +977 9846029735
    Email: wagledeepak@gmail.com

  43. Gabriel nyaga njoka Says:

    Hi.i thankyou for enlightening us concerning helping one another i am a young preacher in africa kenya please would like to patner with your ministry we preach the gospel i love you and value you yours pastor Gabriel nyaga njoka po box 57373-00200 nairobi kenya

  44. efraim shaukat Says:

    hello,my name is efraim and my papa was a senior pastor in pakistan but last mounth he was died he was the only way of finance but he is nothing more,i request you please helps me God bless you

  45. Rev.amroz Says:

    Dear beloved brothers & sister greetings to in the name of our saviour Jesus christ. I would like to share one thing. Simply invest 1,00,00 INR You will get very month 10,000 Inr for 20 months and also we will registred 3 cents plot for your name. More details pls write jeevanaditv@gmail.com

  46. sherry Says:

    HI I NEED HELP WITH MY RENT JUST GOT FIRED FROM MY JOB BEEN ON IT FOR A WHILE.MY HUSBAND GETS SSI BUT I MADE TO MUCH IN THE MONTH OF APRIL SO HIS ICOME WONT BE NOTHING BUT 100.00 SO I TOOK EVERYTHING I HAVE FOR THE REST OF THIS MONTH ITS PAID BUT I NEED HELP FOR JUNE 585.00 I STAY IN A HOTEL AND IF I DONT GET HELP I WILL BE HOMELESS I DONT HAVE FAMILY I GREW UP IN A GROUPHOME.I ALWAYS GAVE WHEN I HAD IT.BUT GOD KNOWS WHAT DO U DO WHEN YOU NEED HELP IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE HELP ME I DONT WONT THE MONEY I WONT IT SENT TO THE HOTEL TO THE OFFICE FOR THE RENT IF U CAN HELP PLEASE REACH ME AT MY EMAIL GLEN65772000@YAHOO.COM I WILL THEN HAVE ENOUGH FOR JULY MY HUSBAND CHECK WILL GO UP AND THAT WILL PAY FOR JULY. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.can u please help me with ever you can i really thank you and god bless your church

  47. Over Comers Women's Club Says:

    Hello
    We are a newly formed group of women called over comers women’s club in Zambia, Africa. We are looking for sponsors that can help us buy a hummer mill which will help us raise a revolving fund.
    Contact us at lwgc-trans4ncentre@hotmail.com

  48. Katina Williams Says:

    Hi my name is Katina I live in Katy, Texas I have four children. My husband of 19 years went to work decide he wanted to walk out if this marriage and never return expect to come back and knock holes in the wall. I have been praying how God wanted me to find help with this so I reaching out my prayers to you. I really medd prayers to. Please help my friend Barbie set me up a trust fund at the law office.

    Law office
    George Thompson
    1330 Post Oak Blvd Ste#1600
    Houston,Texas 77056
    713-439-0700

  49. tasswer abbas Says:

    – i m poor man i need 20000/GBP kindlly help me GOD bles u always my account no 01147900289803 kindly help me only for sake of
    — GOD

  50. SANDEEP Says:

    anyone if believe in god then please help me im very needy persone rite now
    i have need 2.5 Lakh Rupees. but i have no money if anyone help me i do anything
    for him. I see two way one goes to bad way and another goes in good way but im
    im very bad person in my past life but i want one chance and i need 2.5 lkh rupees.
    Someone say to me “believe in God” he help you, So if anyone who believe in GOD
    then help me Whatever you can help 25000-50000 anything please help me. But if
    anyone not help then i am not believe in GOD and do something bad in my life for
    this ammount.
    MY A/C No- 696 0101 0000 1427
    Axis Bank
    my id is sandeep86.com@gmail.com

    please please please help me

  51. Pastor Haron and Vivian Says:

    Dear Brothers and Sistters in Christ,

    Much greetings in the name of Our Almighty God.
    I am very much happy to know you through your web page, I thank God for making us to know each other.I am Pastor Haron with my beloved wife Vivian from Kenya and the 13 orphaned children whom are under my care.

    I have went through your website and we were much inspired by the word of God, I thank God for what He is using you reach and teach His people.
    Here in Kenya, we have a church but we have no the founder of the church, so we request you humbly to hear our prayer request and partiner with us so that we can build the broken hearts. Your prayers and response will be of much blessings to us.

    Our mailing address is :
    P.O.Box 334_40204.

    Thank you and pass our sincere Love to all our Brethrens all over threre

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    Why is the church not helping people

  54. Eric Says:

    sir,
    I am Eric from Pakistan to live in Karachi.I have started a school for children for free education and also those who not support their children for education as well.and we are also trying to help orphan and needed people who needs for help them.Now we are looking some one who support us to continues our services for more people in Karachi.we live in poor country and need your help to come and see our work and become our sponsor as well. we open our hands to come and see our services for Pakistani christian people who needs help as well.

    God Bless your team as well and your ministry as well.

    Best Regards
    Eric

  55. patrick Bahadur Says:

    Patrick Request
    Dear Sir,
    Greetings in Christ Our Lord.

    I am from pakistan and from 4 generations we are serving Lord we have 45 churches and 500 students who belong to very stagnant and poor family , we aslo have boarding hostel where these student are studying biblical and acadamic education. we have 14 pastors.
    We want to have affiliation with you so that if Lord leeds you to help us and support us. my email bahadurpatrick@yahoo.com

    May God Bless you.
    Regards.
    Patrick

  56. EPIE Joseph Says:

    Dear soldiers of Christ, calvary greetings.
    We are a young ministry in the Republic of Cameroon in central Africa. We are known as the Church of Jesus Christ in Cameroon. God has been helping us in forwarding the good news in this nation. We are also engaged in social works. Mainly we are carrying duties in hospitals, orphanages, prisons and we would wish to do more. Actually we are struggling to help some poor widows to meet up with their children school fees, since the school year is at hand. We dream to make Jesus Christ known even in the most remote areas in our country. By the special Grace of God we are establishing some vocational centers to help the uneducated and the handicaps to learn a job or a tread.
    Beloved in the Lord, we need your support, your help or your partnership in this mission. We know we can count on you since we have the same vision. We can provide some photos and pictures taken during some of our works.
    Thank you and God bless you.

    Pastor Joseph EPIE
    (+237) 99981906 / 75176074

  57. suresh.s Says:

    Praise the Lord,
    sir,
    my name is suresh.s from India, andhra pradesh, east godavari disstrict, amalapuram, ambajipeta mandal. gangalakurru agraharam village.
    i know English a little. i read your aims. you are helping the poor people and churches.i am very thankful to you about for helping churches and poor people.
    sir i requested my village and church people very poor. they are no houses and children s has no dresses, food sufficient . my village a small village.
    please help to me my church.

  58. Thomas Says:

    I used to get so angry and sometimes still do about these churches who turn ppl away. But their day will come. I just stopped tithing and giving to homeless shelters instead. God blessed me for that. im tired of supporting churches wont give you 5.00 for gas to get to your job but have the audacity to expect from your paycheck when you get it, The book of Matthew says : 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
    36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
    37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?
    38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
    39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
    40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
    41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
    42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
    44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
    45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.
    46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

  59. Thomas Says:

    And to add , it’s a shame when a cult will help you faster than supposed true Christians.

  60. johnny Says:

    Rudyard, Montana family in need of help, please show us there is someone who still cares, we are going to lose everything,. we need help with bills and Christmas gifts for to teenage kids , in Montana. anything will help, food, cloths, money to pay heat and lights, phone, anything. and please pray for us. finelinepainting1965@yahoo.com

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