Should Christians help the poor? Throughout Proverbs we find that God tells us to be merciful and kind to the poor, yet I’ve also been told that if we do not couple that with the Gospel our efforts are in vain. I like to take the Word literally and say that we as Christians have an obligation to help the poor because we love God and want to show His compassion.
If we are walking in the Spirit, we will be a living example of what God can do for a person and our lives will point them to Christ. Of course we need to open our mouth and testify of Him, and that will happen if we make it our practice to testify of Him whenever we are given the opportunity. Our responsibilty is to “show” and “tell” by our actions and words. God will take care of the rest.
I challenge all Christians to show the love of God in whatever way the Holy Spirit directs. This may be lending a helping hand to an older saint, the neighbor who lost his job, or a small child who has no family. We must be atune to the Holy Spirit’s leading every moment of the day so we do not miss opportunities to serve God by meeting the needs of the poor.
Prov. 14:21 “He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.”
Prov. 19:17 ”He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.”
Prov. 28:27 ”He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.”
Prov. 31:9 “Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
The last one I dedicate to all those who are a friend to the poor and needy child.
Matthew 10:42 “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
To love a poor and despised child of God for Christ’s sake shows greater love to Christ than if we love the honorable, and amiable, and rich members of his church. Acts of love are divinely estimated rather by motive than by measure.
Help us Keep Our Feeding Centers Open so we can Feed the Hungry and Keep Showing and Teaching these children how much Jesus Loves them.
May God Bless You,
Good Samaritan Mission
In just a few days young people will be coming from villages all over the southern part of Honduras seeking an opportunity to study. For us to board and take care of them 24 hours a day we have to have a minimum of two sponsors paying $30.00 per month each, or one sponsor paying $60.00. This includes dormitories, three meals a day, their uniforms, shoes, and schooling. Some students have been studying in the villages with one sponsor for a long time but now it is time to go to high school and there are no high schools in their villages. Their hope is to come to Good Samaritan High School and live in the dormitories.
We desperately need your help. Please go to our website at www.goodsamaritan.ms in the menu, you will see a link that says “Sponsor a Child” and look at the pictures. If you could only come here and see what our program has done for these children and young people, you would see why my life is dedicated to trying to help them. When our high school principal was recently in a very serious automobile accident, she was met and attended to at the hospital in the capitol by students that she had taught years ago, now doctors or interns about to become doctors. They are everywhere – in banks, offices, teachers, military academies, doctors, nurses, pastors, pastors wives, and on and on. Do you know the wonderful part? The majority of these young people are born again Christians, having received the Lord in our schools. We are adding new children to the site everyday.
I need your help. It is so, so hard for me to say no and see someone leave, knowing they have no opportunity in this life. Together with our grammar school, in Honduras alone, last year over 1100 young people had the opportunity of hearing God’s Word every day of the week. Many received the Lord as Savior. Please do not think of this as a social program. THIS IS OUR MISSION FIELD. Our goal is that every young person leave our school with the Lord in his/her heart.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE TODAY AND ALLOW THE LORD TO SPEAK TO YOUR HEART. CHOOSE ONE OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF THE LORD IN YOUR HEART KNOWING YOU ARE GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO A DESERVING YOUNG PERSON OR CHILD.
PROVERBS 19:17 “HE THAT HATH PITY UPON THE POOR LENDETH UNTO THE LORD; AND THAT WHICH HE HATH GIVEN WILL HE PAY HIM AGAIN”. WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO MAKE A LOAN TO THE LORD TODAY?
October 18, 2011
Dear friends of Good Samaritan,
We have an emergency going on in Honduras right now as a result of the hurricane that hit Mexico a few days ago. The hurricane has caused heavy rains and flooding all over Honduras and neighboring countries and the rains keep coming.
Many of the villages are completely cut off or isolated because of mudslides that have destroyed parts of the roads. A part of the Pan American highway between the capital city of Tegucigalpa and the largest city in the south, Choluteca, has been washed away in one place, cutting off Choluteca and all surrounding towns and villages including San Marcos de Colon.
The President of Honduras has declared this a national disaster. All schools, including ours, have been closed. The people who work in the fields have been unable to work for days due to all of this rain and this means no pay and no food in their homes.
Our pastors are investigating how many homes have been affected in their areas.
We want to make up food bags and start giving these out just as quickly as possible. The mayor of San Marcos de Colon has asked for the mission’s help but we prefer to work directly with the people through our pastors.
We don’t have time right now to send out a letter by regular mail so we are using e-mail. If the Lord touches your heart to buy some food bags, the fastest way would be to send your donation by PayPal or any major credit card. Just note that this is emergency relief for Honduras. We plan to make up $20 food bags and you can buy as many as you want. We want to give out one food bag in every home that has been affected by this disaster. I know that many people are calling on God right now for help and we are praying that God will touch many hearts to help them.
May God richly bless and repay you. Please keep the people of Honduras in your prayers.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is that time once again for the Second Annual Feed the Hungry Benefit to raise funds for the Feed the Hungry program in Honduras and Nicaragua. Last year was an incredible success thanks to all of you for helping us raise extra funds to feed hungry children who without your help, have no hope of receiving a good meal everyday. In 2010, we were able to raise over 40,000 dollars which over 150,000 plates of food were able to be delivered. These children not only fed but they were showed that Jesus loves them and He does not want them to go hungry and He also wants them to receive Christ as their savior.
This year, our goal is to raise enough money for 200,000 plates of food. We are hoping to raise 60,000 dollars and we can only do this with your help. The Feed the Hungry Benefit fundraising drive starts today and will end sometime in September. We will be holding several Benefit singings in several churches and in the near future, we will be announcing where these benefits will be held.
We pray that you will help us start our fundraising drive today by visiting our website atwww.goodsamaritan.ms and on the left hand side, you will see a box that says 2011 FEED THE HUNGRY BENEFIT and by clicking GIVE you can choose to give between $5 and $5,000 toward this need. Every dollar counts and just imagine that Five Dollars will purchase 15 plates of food.
Because of the economic situation in Honduras, our Feeding Centers are over capacitated. People are out of work and the children have nothing to eat unless they visit our centers. Everything we do, is done in the name of Jesus and the children are taught that Jesus loves them so much that He does not want them to go hungry.
Please make a donation today by visiting our website at www.goodsamaritan.ms and you will see the donation box on the left hand side. Just click GIVE and help us reach our goal.
The Bible Says in Isaiah 59:10 - "And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day"
Thank you so much and May God Bless You.