Non-Financial Ways to Support a Missionary

As a church member, I listened to many missionaries come to my church, talk about their ministry, and present the opportunity to sow a financial seed into the work they were doing. I would often feel drawn to them, engage in conversation with them after the service, and ask how I could help, only to … Continue reading Non-Financial Ways to Support a Missionary

The Theology of Justice: Sustainability

Allow me the privilege of preaching from a soap box for a moment. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, consumerism is defined as “the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods.” Americans are known for consumerism, but it is a quality of many Western-culture countries. Both the American and European fashion industries promote … Continue reading The Theology of Justice: Sustainability

Local Outreach in a Pandemic

What does local outreach look like when opportunities to volunteer are restricted, donation intake is limited, and the needs of your community are climbing? This is the exact situation we have found ourselves facing for the past seven months. Across the country, businesses have attempted to figure out creative approaches to navigate the “new normal” … Continue reading Local Outreach in a Pandemic

Who do I support? (A Guide for Missions-Minded Churches)

Recently I was asked by a leader at another church, “How does your church decide which missionaries to support?” If you have ever worked at a church, you have probably encountered this question. There are thousands of missionaries, needing thousands of prayers and thousands of dollars in support, and your church cannot support them all! … Continue reading Who do I support? (A Guide for Missions-Minded Churches)

Empowering Mothers

Food for the Hungry has been one of my favorite organizations for years. I’ve had the joy of sponsoring several kiddos through them, and while I lived in Uganda I even had the opportunity to meet one of my sponsored kids! During this visit, I got to see what Food for the Hungry (FH) does … Continue reading Empowering Mothers

See the Invisible Girl: an Interview with Jill McElya of Invisible Girl Project

A few weeks ago I sat at my desk at home, typing out a blog about 200 million missing girls and deeply thinking about the impact of a single post. I knew I had found this amazing organization, Invisible Girl Project, but IGP was one of the only organizations on my list that I had … Continue reading See the Invisible Girl: an Interview with Jill McElya of Invisible Girl Project