I haven’t always been this way. In fact, I first got involved with this work through colleagues. At the time, I worked with a few individuals whose hearts had been moved in very significant ways by serving the vulnerable around the world.
I made my first donation to World Relief in 2005, as a graduate student. At the time, a big focus of my church was financial discipleship, and I’d sat through many sermons and scriptural teachings on generosity.
Last week, to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the vice president announced a historic investment of $100 million of new resources to expand its engagement with faith-based organizations and communities of faith that are serving on the front lines of our fight against HIV/AIDS through PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Fourteen years ago, a partnership between Fellowship Missionary Church (FMC) in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and World Relief began. In 2005, no one could have predicted the transformational power this relationship would have. Today, it couldn’t be clearer that God was at work in majestic ways.
We first learned about World Relief through Park Street Church in Boston. They were running a series on global justice, with a real emphasis on mission work. It was great to learn about how we might expand our passion for justice globally through World Relief…
Today, millions of vulnerable people around the world are suffering as a result of violence, poverty and injustice. World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to provide relief from this suffering. Through love in action, we bring hope, healing and restoration to the world’s most vulnerable.