Me, giving you what you need, is charity
Me, giving you what I need, is generosity
2 Corinthians 8:1-4 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.
During the past week we, at dia-LOGOS, had an urgent request from our partnering Church in Beirut, Lebanon, to launch a project for the Church in Ukraine. This request comes from a nation that faces one of the biggest economic meltdowns in history and from a population where nearly 80% of the people face the reality of hunger.
This request to give to others in their own time of need, is an amazing act of generosity and equal to the early Church of Macedonia whose overflowing joy and extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. The church in Lebanon understands the hardship of a 15-year civil war with nearly 150,000 people killed. They daily face the reality of caring for people who are displaced with more than 1,5 million refugees in their nation. They can identify with the trauma of bombs falling, they understand the hardship of lives and properties being destroyed and they know the reality of war. It is with this understanding that they not only feel the deep urgency to help their brothers and sisters in Ukraine but also find a deep joy to give as much as they are able, and even beyond their ability.
For us, in a country free of war and destruction, this serves as a timely reminder of the essence of Christian generosity and should motivate us to a partnership that will benefit those who are in desperate need. In 2 Corinthian 8, Paul uses the example of the Macedonian churches to encourage the Corinthian church to generosity.
We would like to use the example of the Lebanese Church to encourage you to generosity
At dia-LOGOS we aim to partner with the Church in Lebanon in their endeavours to assist and strengthen the Church in Ukraine. This is a unique project where the aim is not to raise funds FOR the Church in Lebanon but to raise funds WITH the church in Lebanon. We trust the Lord that we will be able to, at least, match their contribution and therefore multiply their generosity. But we hope for more …
May the generosity of the Church in Beirut ignite something in our hearts that will serve as a platform to strengthen the Church in Ukraine
Friends, there are no agendas behind this initiative, not political, not religious, not financial. We simply want to be vessels of generosity. Would you prayerfully consider joining hands with us in one of the following ways?
- BEING A VOICE: We need friends who will ‘champion’ this project and who will be willing to be a spokesperson on behalf of this Lebanese initiative. If every friend can tell two other friends about the project, then we can have a far greater impact on the lives of those who receive, as well as the lives of those who give.
- MAKING A CONTRIBUTION: We need FUNDS – as much as possible. We want to plant as many seeds as possible on your behalf in partnership with the church in Lebanon. This is a unique opportunity for the Church in Lebanon to impact Ukraine with love and generosity. It is now or never. The soil is ready, the labourers are there but the seed bags are empty.
- OFFERING PRAYERS: This is the Lord’s work, not ours. There is a battle raging for souls, and we cannot do it without your prayers. Thank you that we can count on you.
To make a donation (via PAYPAL for international or PAYFAST for South African) please click the button below.
Alternatively use the following account:
- DIA LOGOS
- First National Bank (FNB) – cheque account
- Number 62875701205
- Branch 210835
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