Charitable Ministries Step Up to Help During Crisis

Giving to the poor out of love is one of many things that is the hallmark of the body of Christ. Jesus encouraged his followers to give to the poor in the gospels and in the book of Acts they continued the tradition after witnessing Christ’s example. Centuries later, church members are stepping up in the midst of the current crisis to help those in need, despite the fact meeting in person has been temporarily stopped for many churches and financial gifts to congregations have plummeted recently.

Here are some headlines on what some charitable ministries have been up to lately:

Church in Virginia Beach hands out toilet paper

Fareham [England] churches support more than 30 families with food packages during lockdown

Christians Denied Food in Pakistan, but the Church is Providing

U.S. pastors find personal time for spiritual development and counseling the stressed during coronavirus lockdown

Church leaders come together in response to COVID-19 [to discuss and serve needs of the community in the Springfiel, MO area]

13-year-old New Brunswick, Canada, boy celebrates birthday by having friends and family bring donations to local church for a neighbor whose house burned down

These acts of kindness are real life proof of why it’s still important to share the gospel and put God’s word into practice in both good times and bad. I thank God for people like this and stories like these because they are such an encouragement to me to stay true to the faith.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Proverbs 19:17

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