What’s the Big Deal About Year-End Giving?

2015 is coming to a rapid close. Many of us are probably looking back over 2015 celebrating victories, while at the same time remembering the things we wanted to do. The things we meant to do. The things we promised ourselves we would do but never got around to doing. I believe there is a large percentage of people that want to be more giving, people that desire to serve more. Throughout the year we are touched by the images we see of starving children, of areas torn apart by natural disaster, people whose bodies are ravaged by disease and sickness with no way to access the care they need. Our eyes see these images, our ears hear the stories, our hearts are touched. We have good intentions to do something, to give something, but then our hands and feet stay still. The year comes to a close and we have yet to do the things we said we would do. Natalie Grant recently released a song called, Be One. Watch and listen HERE

One of my favorite parts of the song says,

We pray but never move
We say but never do
It’s time to get our hands dirty
Be love there’s a whole lot of hurting
Calling all hearts
Calling all hands
Calling all feet to take a stand
Why sit around and wait for a miracle to come
When we can be one
Each one of us has the potential to be a miracle for someone. We just have to quit sitting around and get up and Be One. In the next 16 days you have the chance to do this by giving a year-end donation to one of CSI’s many projects. Check them out HERE. Without your donation CSI runs the very real risk of not being able to say Yes to requests as they come in. Requests for food relief, clean water, disaster relief, medical missions and more. CSI relies on the generosity of our donors. Your generosity. Will you help us end 2015 strong so that we can usher in 2016 ready to help people in need around the world? Will you be a miracle or will you sit around and wait for one?
Look at the picture below. These are the faces of children in Burkina Faso, Africa. Your donations help these kids get proper nutrition and clean water.
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Will you be their miracle in 2016?

In 2015 CSI responded to several disasters. Some were large like the earthquake in Nepal. Some were smaller. Flooded villages in Belize, landslide victims in an area of Guatemala and beyond. To those living in areas torn apart by disaster,  help couldn’t come soon enough. When you give to our Rapid Response Fund you ensure that CSI can send aid quickly.

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Nepal Relief

So if you have not yet given this year there is still time. You can Be One for Someone! Every donation matters. Your donation matters.  What can you give? Donate HERE

Deuteronomy 16:17

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.

Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Don’t fear that your gift is too small or insignificant. When Jesus came, He came as a tiny baby. He probably looked insignificant. But the truth of Jesus is that He was and still is the world’s biggest and greatest gift. God takes the gift and then does what only He can do. So you give your gift and then let God transform it for His purposes.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

 

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