Since there is such massive need in our world, it is impossible for us as Christians to support every worthwhile cause. So a good strategy is to pick one project and support it for a period of time before moving on to a new project, depending on how the Lord leads you. Whatever you do, great or small, know that the Lord will bless it and use it to help bring his kingdom on earth as in heaven.First, pray for Christians in Iraq. Given the violence perpetrated against them by ISIS and others, the Christian faith is on the verge of extinction there. Here are links to two articles that will help give you an idea of what is going on, even as our media generally fail to report any of it. For a general analysis of the situation start here. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/07/in-iraq-ancient-christianity-lies-in-ruins-but-who-cares/ For a touching and inspiring story of one person’s faithfulness, read this. http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/while-thousands-of-christians-flee-iraq.html (Canon Andrew White is an Anglican priest in the Church of England who has steadfastly remained in this troubled area despite living in mortal danger). Second, consider engaging in a prayer ministry for frontline workers for a year in dangerous areas of the world. It is sponsored by Voice of the Martyrs. You can also choose to make a donation, but that is not a prerequisite for joining in this prayer ministry (see also the attached PDF). You can join this ministry here. https://secure.persecution.com/giftslip/giftslip0714.aspx Third, you can donate to help out with the severe crisis in the Sudan through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. You can read more about that here. http://anglicanaid.net/south-sudan-fact-sheet/. The ARDF also approved five other projects. You can read about them here. http://anglicanaid.net/upcoming-projects-ardf/ Fourth, you can choose to disciple a child through the Samaritan’s Purse, a ministry of Franklin Graham and sponsor of the Shoebox ministry we support. You can read about that here. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/the-greatest-journey/ JKM+ 10 Ways to Pray for Front Line Workers
If you are looking to expand your opportunities beyond our current ministries or to take on a brand new ministry to make a difference for God because you have been changed by God, I commend these opportunities for your prayerful consideration.