Give Like Never Before
There is greater need than ever for the poor due to COVID-19. In anticipation of the upcoming HK Government disbursement of HK$10,000 to all qualifying adults without any means test, we request that you prayerfully consider, should you be willing and able, to give any part of that amount to help the grassroots population in HK.
Many of us are hurting right now, yet the following passage is worth meditating on:
“As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.””(Luke 21:1-4)
There are NGOs with Relief Funds that will be directly assisting grassroots individuals shepherded by any of their partner churches, without any administrative fees charged. Others are focusing on creating jobs for marginalized youth through soup kitchen type social enterprises.
We would like to stress that we are not insistent on any particular channel of giving, and our only goal is to see Christ’s name glorified through the needs of the poor being met during this most challenging time. Participating organizations will be free to nominate their own NGO or agency that strives to alleviate poverty in our city.
Do start a conversation on this topic with your pastoral staff. Shalom.
“Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.””(2 Corinthians 8:13-15)