Many of you may have heard of “Giving Tuesday”. It is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and it was created for people to have an outlet to give back after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are a lot of non-profit organizations/NGO’s that will be asking for you to donate on Giving Tuesday and many of them are wonderful organizations with hearts that desire to help people in need. We would also like to ask you to consider giving. But why should you give to One Life Ministries? There are many reasons we could provide and are happy to answer any questions you may have, but also, because everything you give, goes right back out to the area it is designated for. Our commitment is that we will not take any fees out of your donation (except for the electronic fees we cannot escape).
As you are well aware, we have many programs happening around the world that need support, and I would like to share with you one area that you can give to; Food for Life.
Recently, I was driving down the road listening to a well-known radio station. I was listening to them doing their annual fundraising event to provide commercial-free Christian radio so they can have more time for music (which of course, I love). They were asking for pledges for $20, $30, $50 or $100 per month or even one time gifts of $1,000, $3,000 or $5,000. They gave examples of little things that you could give up, to achieve that amount. For $20, you give up one trip to Starbucks each week. For $30, could you give up purchasing a bottle of water each day? They were all great examples of ways to help give, but as I listened, the Lord began to speak to me about how many children could be fed for these amounts. $20 per month will provide approximately 600 meals per year or 50 meals per month. Is commercial-free radio more valuable to me than this? This is what God was speaking to ME and I am just sharing how He (God) gets my attention and readjusts my heart.
In 2003, we began by feeding 50 children per month and are now, 16 years later, feeding approximately 3,600 children each month throughout Mindanao Island. We are so thankful for every single donation and continue to utilize the monies as efficiently as possible. But what does that look like? Currently, each feeding program operates only once or twice each week, and we desire to do more. Our goal in 2020 is to increase the frequency of each feeding location as well as be able to help supplement the needs of these children with things such as school supplies, clothing, shoes, Christmas Presents, etc. This is where our supporters come in.
Please ask God how He would like you to give in this season. Can you give financially to feed children, help plant churches, provide disaster relief, train pastors and leaders or support those who go to do these endeavors? Can you make a commitment to pray consistently for One Life Ministries and all of the doors the Lord asks us to step through? Please ask God and purpose in your heart to do whatever it is He asks of you.
You can donate now to help One Life Ministries by going to our website at www.onelifemin.com/donate and click on the “GIVE” button. This will direct you to tithe.ly where you can select where you would like to give. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt via email, directly from tithe.ly. If you prefer to send a check by mail, please write it to Fountain of Life Ministries and attach a note on how to direct your gift (i.e. One Life Ministries, Food for Life, Church Planting, etc). You can then mail to:
Fountain of Life Ministries
290 Newberry Rd
Middletown, PA. 17057
To those who have been giving to One Life Ministries throughout the years, we want to say “THANK YOU”. Without you, we could not have accomplished everything we have. You are part of each meal that is served, each church that is planted, and really, everything we do.