Plug: Convoy of Hope
It’s always been a challenge of mine to give money to very large relief organizations. When I give, it is nice to know that the recipient is a good steward of God’s resources. I know many organizations are good good organizations, and they help tremendously.. but I have a hard time giving $10 while only $6-7 will actually help the people I’m giving for.
I’m not affiliated with this agency but I am convinced that this is the best place to send money when disaster strikes. Check out this link, they are at the top of the industry in how they spend resources: Convoy of Hope Financials
91% goes to the people, 4% to organizational costs and 5% to fundraisers. Lastly, they are Christian based – BONUS! $9.10 out of $10 will go to the people. This is almost unheard of for an organization of this size. They are good good stewards. (Received the top rating from Charity Navigator for 7yrs running).
Did you know? This is the only place in the bible where God says “Try me”:
8 “ Will a man rob God?
Yet you have robbed Me!
But you say,
‘ In what way have we robbed You?’
In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse,
For you have robbed Me,
Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the LORD of hosts,
“ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 “ And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
Says the LORD of hosts;
12 And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be a delightful land,”
Says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:8-12, New King James Version)