Tyrone Garay ministering at a school in Nicaragua 25+ years ago.
I give to missions… because it’s a direct way of expanding the Kingdom of God. As for being a resource in the United States, the value of our dollar can make an impact that’s ten and twenty times greater in other countries. We can be a tremendous resource to fund projects such as building churches, water projects, and enabling a national church pioneer/minister to function in ministry in a full-time capacity.
When the average person in third world countries makes about $100-$150/month, you can imagine how $500 can make an impact on a mission endeavor.
The average church in the United States gives less than 5% of their annual budget towards missions. We have a great opportunity to expand the work of Jesus in other regions. Our church’s annual budget for world missions and church planting has increased to 24% of our annual budget. Our goal is to reach giving 75% towards missions and church planting one day.
The Apostle Paul instructed churches to help fund endeavors of other regions from both small and large congregations. His best responses were from poor regions willing to help, because they valued the help that had reached them. Paul referred to this as a, ‘Grace from God.”
Missions is the heartbeat of God.
“And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.”