My news feed on Facebook is full of different ministries and their updates. I have friends who are serving in a missionary role on college campuses, and friends who have been on the mission field in Kazakhstan, Russia, the Philippines, Siberia, Columbia, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Ireland. Other friends are preparing to go serve long term in Ethiopia.
My mom has been supporting children through World Vision and Compassion International for years. She wants to make a difference in their lives, even though she lives thousands of miles away.
My question to you is, who are you supporting? Jesus said in Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Most of us are not able to literally go to all nations, but we can support those who do. There are some amazing organizations changing lives throughout the world.
Some of the organizations I recommend are:
I-TEC — working to help indigenous people support themselves through education and training in a variety of fields http://www.itecusa.org/
A-21 Campaign — working to end human trafficking around the world http://www.thea21campaign.org/
World Vision— serving communities around the world through support, teaching, and training http://www.Worldvision.org/
Compassion International— similar to World Vision
Samaritan’s Purse— serving the needy throughout the world, most-known for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
IJM-International Justice Mission works as a legal defense team in other countries for those who cannot defend themselves
These are just a few places a person can support. If you don’t find a group that has the same passion as you do, search for one. Support it. Tell people about it, share their mission, their vision with those around you.
We may not travel the world to tell others about Jesus, but we certainly can support those who do.
So, who are you going to support?