Opportunity to Give
5 Ways to Spend your $10.00 for great causes!
Give the gift that makes a difference.
Why we do what we do? “What you do in the present—by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbor as yourself—will last into God’s future. These activities are not simply ways of making the present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether. They are part of what we may call building for God’s kingdom.” N.T. Wright
$ 10 – Give the Gift of Rice Bucket – The idea of the Rice Bucket (about 10 pounds) is considered a valuable provision to our ministry partners. This coming Christmas we will distribute 100 buckets to our ministry partners in the Philippines. Will you take this challenge? Your $10 will provide one bucket for one family. Your $50 will provide 5 buckets of rice for 5 families. Bring about a small change in the lives of the needy families. Share your blessings this Christmas. (R1861)
$10 – Give the gift of Education – MEANS Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) – Our goal is to develop Christian leaders, enabling young men and women to be an agent of change in their families, communities and the nation. Young people selected for LDI have distinguished themselves by academic excellence, active involvement in IVCF programs, attended a least one IVCF leadership training camp, and are leaders in the IVCF chapters in their campus. They are committed Christians and are faithful servants of Jesus Christ. This initiative offers the selected college students the opportunity to refine their gifts through a university education and targeted Christian leadership training in IVCF camps and conferences. (R1823)
$10.00 – Give the gift of Reading – Read to Grow Project – We will provide books to the locals in the communities we serve . MEANS will give books and help established reading centers in the communities that will be available to children. A Read-to-Grow Reading Center is a safe place for underprivileged and traumatized children and young adults to go to. Reading these books will open their minds to the reality of God’s love, His presence in the world and will teach them good Christian values, The child’s story books are written by Filipino authors and printed locally by OMF Literature Publishers in the Philippines. Your gift of $10 will purchase 4 children’s books. (R1642)
$10.00 – Give the Gift of Trees – Care For Creation – Plant with Purpose. We plant fruit trees native to the local school community. The garden tools that MEANS will purchase to plant these trees will be donated to the school. A year or two from today the fruit trees will add beauty to the surroundings and also bear fruits. Who will benefit? Fruits will be picked and consumed by the school community. MEANS is partnering with local volunteers to work together and experienced the joy of serving the community. Your gift of $10.00 will help purchase at least 3 garden tools. (R1713)
$10.00 Give the gift of Flip-flops – The Flip-flops (rubber slippers) will help protect children’s feet from rough terrain, infection, and soil-based diseases. Some soil-based diseases not only cause physical symptoms, but create cognitive impairment too, crippling a child’s long-term potential. The children’s feet are usually neglected by relief workers because most of the basic needs like food, medicine, etc., are met first before other things. Flip Flops – are less expensive to purchase in the Philippines but it is not a priority to most of the poor communities. The Flip Flops are purchased locally. We believe that purchasing local goods will help generate income and help the local economy. Your gift of $10.00 will help purchase 10 pairs of flip-flops. (R1664)
Our local ministry partners have the information, network, capacity and volunteers to help in the implementation of MEANS Projects and distribution of donations in kind. As we collaborate with our ministry partners in some parts of Southeast Asia and the Philippines, we pray that through these projects, they will experience God’s love and compassion.
“and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 59: 10-11
Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.