Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Churches Helping Churches

Maybe your church can give to Churches Helping Churches. Its a brand-new (one week old!) non-profit formed by Pastor James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Church and Pastor Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. It seems incredible that they could set up an organization to help out so quickly, but I am sure that with the resources available to the mega-church, and staff as well, you can get things done in a hurry when you need to.

Please visit their website: www.churcheshelpingchurches.com.

This past Sunday, Mark Driscoll spoke about his and Dr. MacDonald's trip to Haiti this past week. He shows some graphic video footage, so be warned and keep the young kids away...

There are more videos available at the Churches Helping Churches website.

This is just an opinion, but from what we know of Haiti's corrupt,
dysfunctional government, and the other foreign governments' difficulties in helping out, it may very well be that the local Hatian churches (and orphanages and Christian schools and seminaries) will be the best positioned to help the Hatian people in the most meaningful way: they would be giving a cup of cold water in Jesus' name. But their need is massive...they are scattered because many in their congregations are dead and their buildings are gone. As of right now the Christians there are just trying to survive like everyone else, though some are trying to pull some worship services together too.

Anyway, it looks like Churches Helping Churches is working with churches rather than individuals...is there a way that your church can worship God by giving?  They are asking your church to take a special offering as soon as possible, so maybe God wants you to get this moving in your church.

Galatians 6:10 says, "So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."

Maybe now should be seen as an "opportunity" to "do good" to "those who are in the household of faith."

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