Thursday, December 1, 2011

Give a Chicken, Change the World

So, this December, much like every December is the Christmas season.  As of today, there are only 24 shopping days left till Christmas, and your kids will hate you forever if you don’t get them the Angry Birds live action game all their friends are getting.

I know you hear it all the time, but there’s more to this season than shopping.  On the other hand, giving freely as we’ve been given is one of the great markers of a Christ-follower.

On that note, here’s something you may not hear a lot about.  Almost all Christian non-profits make or break their budget in December every year.  It’s the month when supporters are most generous, but it’s also the most stressful month of the year if donations aren’t coming in.

In light of this, I’m going to be featuring a link and a little blurb about non-profits I think are worthy of supporting everyday from now until Christmas.  Some of them you may have heard of, and some of them you may not have.  The criteria for the non-profits are three-fold:  they must be God-centered, they must be financially accountable, and finally they must have a mission that includes one of the following: reach the lost, empower believers, or help those in need in the name of Jesus.

I encourage readers of these pages to take some of the funds you’ve set aside for holiday shopping and give to those in need during this Christmas season.

Click here for a complete list of the Non-Profits. 

Featured Non-Profit:

Samaritan’s Purse derives its name from the parable of the Good Samaritan who opened his purse for a man in desperate need.  Headed by Franklin Graham, they are an international Christian relief and evangelism organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease.

Here’s a video with one way you can get involved:

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