From Our President
Searching the World
Dear Friend in the Harvest,
The Scriptures tell us that the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him (2 Chron. 16:9).
Christian Aid Mission serves as His eyes for indigenous ministries. We search the world for those ministries who are reaching the remaining unreached peoples. We truly believe that when a witness is established among every tribe, tongue and nation—the Lord will return according to Matthew 24:14.
This drives everything we do. With fervency, we work to strengthen indigenous ministries in 100 nations who are taking the gospel to people groups who have never heard.
When you give to Christian Aid, you are helping to finish the task of the Great Commission.
Value for Stewardship
Do you know the value Christian Aid adds to the stewardship of your giving?
We evaluate native ministries to make sure they do what they say they do. We examine their belief in God’s Word, their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and also their financial accountability. So when you give to Christian Aid, you can trust that your gifts are really being used for the Kingdom of God and, particularly, to reach unreached peoples.
We believe you give because you want to sow into a ministry and cause that accomplishes something for the Lord Jesus Christ. Your offerings meet felt human needs, like food, water and shelter—but more importantly the eternal, spiritual needs of the people, bringing them into God’s Kingdom, discipling them, and raising up future native missionaries who will extend the reach of the gospel into yet another region. That all people may praise Him.
“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee” (Ps. 67:5).
Bringing Value Overseas
Christian Aid also brings value for ministries overseas. These ministries need an accountability structure so they can say to their potential supporters, Christian Aid is vouching for us; you can be sure your money is well-used. We will use it faithfully for God’s Kingdom Mission.”
Christian Aid is that bridge between the donors here and the ministries overseas—between you and those reaching the last tribes before the glorious day of our Lord’s return.
Bridge of Trust
We don’t just send help to anyone who contacts us. Whether they contact us or we contact them based on our research, we evaluate their Christian testimony and life, their purpose and work, learn how they handle funds, seek witnesses to their work from other sources, and do whatever is needed to evaluate them BEFORE recommending them to you for support. This takes resources and countless hours as we build a relationship of trust.
We account for all the funds received and all the funds sent. We receive support for many ministries. Our accounting team works with diligence, rarely making errors. When you send an offering to meet the needs of a native ministry, you can trust that your funds will reach the right destination.
Help Us Search the World
So we add value. And that’s where we need your support for our work.
We serve the ministries. We are a headquarters for them in the United States. We represent them to you, our donors. When you support our work on their behalf, you are supporting the ministries.
We have seen so many ministries try to raise support in the United States, but it costs, and volunteers can’t always keep up with the work. It really does serve them better to have a real office here like Christian Aid. The things we do here are scalable. What we do for a few, we can do for many.
God is doing remarkable things through His servants to reach the unreached. We praise Him for the opportunity to seek and strengthen them with your help. I pray you also fi nd His strength near and His power perfected in your life.
Until there is a witness for our Lord in every nation,
P.S. CREDIT CARD GIVING: All of us enjoy the ease of doing business by credit card. But did you know that vendors pay a fee to the credit card banks for the privilege of using credit cards? If it’s a business, they can raise their prices and distribute the cost to all their customers. But for a non-profit, the fee paid for contributions made by credit card becomes an administrative expense. Please consider giving by check, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), or Bill Pay when possible.
There is almost no cost to the Mission for these types of payments.
If you give the same amount for the same purpose monthly, and have it set up to be paid automatically with your credit card, you can enjoy the ease of automatic giving by using EFT. We pay an average of 3.5% for every gift given by credit card. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that money could be used to plant a church, dig a well, or care for a needy child?
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