For the first time in nearly two decades, only half of U.S households donated to a charity, according to a study released Tuesday. The findings confirm a trend worrying experts: Donations to charitable causes are reaching record highs, but the giving is done by a smaller and smaller slice of the population.
Study: Only Half of American Households Donate to Charity
If it were not for the financial supporters to FGGAM it would be very, very difficult. We pray that you would pray about a monthly love offering to FGGAM. The Lord formed FGGAM 9 years ago next month. We are celebrating what the Lord has done and is doing with His world wide ministry. The website the Lord has given us and the other social media has enables us to reach the world for JESUS! In our 9 Years we have reached nearly 7 million people with all the tools God has given us. At the outset God gave us marching order to carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION. God has us using many means, our feet, radio, newspaper, internet, social media and the ‘JESUS CAR’ preaching and hitting the streets to tell the world about JESUS! Yesterday at our FGGAM Board meeting Vice Chairman, Pastor Bill Ruhl encouraged me to write a message in asking people to support FGGAM.
I posted this today on Facebook:
If you ever wonder who we reach at FGGAM.ORG
this is our all-time top countries reached. (pictured above, its a screen shot I hope you can read it) We are based in New Mexico, but it is a small part of our total reach. God has made FGGAM.ORG
a world wide ministry. We have a tool called jetpack that keeps track of such things. This is a screen shot. Please pray about becoming a financial supporter of FGGAM. Luke 21:1-4
New King James Version
The Widow’s Two Mites
21 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.[a] 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings [b]for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”
In fact, supporting the needs of pastors and the work of the local church is one of the main purposes of tithing. Tithing helps your local church actively be the church by helping others. Giving encourages a grateful and generous spirit
and can help steer us away from being greedy or loving money too much. Many Christians struggle with the issue of tithing. In some churches giving is over-emphasized. At the same time, many Christians refuse to submit to the biblical exhortations about making offerings to the Lord. Tithing/giving is intended to be a joy and a blessing. Sadly, that is sometimes not the case in the church today. What does the Bible say about Tithing?
Here is one of ther love letters we have recived in celebrating our 9 years here at FGGAM that the LORD has given us……
To whom it may concern,
We celebrate a servant of God in his nine years of providing “news and inspiration from a Biblical Worldview.” FGGAM. ORG.
We all wish to celebrate this milestone with him. Thank you, Pastor Dewey Moede for being a servant of our Lord and Savior.
What is a servant? A servant needs to genuinely care about people. Dewey keeps his eyes, heart, and schedule open for Devine appoint-ments.
He is led of the Spirit of God that leads him to serve, love and help others. Pastor Dewey, serves with his whole heart; he is not merely filling up his Appointment Book. He is known for the love he preaches, and freely shares with all those he meets.
John 12: 26, 32
If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my servant be; if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. Pastor Dewey is about the Master’s business, and leads the way for all humanity…one soul at a time. He is a servant for our Master. No task is ever beneath him, and no place is ever to far for him to travel to where God’s people need him.
Dewey’s life reminds me of a song by Country Singer Josh Turner:
I serve a Savior
It’s what I was made for
His Grace and love
I don’t deserve
I will be faithful
Humble and grateful
My life is greater ’cause
I serve a Savior
A servant’s heart epitomizes Pastor Dewey Moede. You are a light, and a mirror of servant hood each day for Jesus!
Sincerely Gloria J. Jones in West Virginia