"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done." Proverbs 14:31
This year, the need has never been greater for the hundreds of children who will attend the 10th annual Balling For Jesus youth summit hosted by Pastor Dee of Living Waters United Church. Listen as Pastor Dee shares how meaningful your support is to a little girl, like Dana pictured above!
Dana lives in southwest Florida. Every day is a struggle for Dana’s mom, who works two part-time jobs just to pay the rent. During COVID-19, she hasn't been able to work. The thought of providing school supplies for her daughter seems impossible.
However, like you, we believe all things are possible in Christ Jesus. We are standing in the gap for Dana and the 10th Annual Balling for Jesus youth summit. Will you stand in agreement with us?
Be Kind to Humankind Week, observed every year between Aug 25 - 31, is an annual celebration of kindness recognized globally. Every day has its own theme with a list of lovely suggestions of ways to be kind to family, friends, neighbors – even those who may consider you their enemy.
The celebration is a reminder of how simple it is to show loving kindness to another individual – be it a friend in need or a stranger you pass on the street. The suggestions are as simple as being mindful to someone’s feelings, picking up the telephone to call a family member or friend whom you have not been in touch with for a long time, and even committing to safer driving in our busy lives.
Be Kind to Humankind Week began with two women who provided assistance to stranded boaters when no one else took the time to be bothered. With that as a starting point, take the time to “be bothered” to provide kindness to other human beings, as taught by Christ,...
What’s a “Mitzvah”?
You may have heard people – primarily Jews – use the term “Mitzvah” in describing a good deed accomplished or within the name of transformational ceremonies for young boys and girls – the Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
Translated from Hebrew, the word “mitzvah" is not merely a “good deed,” but actually a commandment, among over 600 derived from the Torah. All such commandments were traditionally understood to come from God in guiding Jewish people on how to live their lives.
So, a “mitzvah” in a sense is more than just acting with goodness and generosity in dealing with families, friends and strangers. Rather, it is all about making an ongoing commitment to live a holy life, most often giving of one’s time, talent and philanthropy in support of an individual in need or a specific cause.
As a group of Christian Women we challenge ourselves to live like Jesus to...