“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 13:15
Over the last 5 weeks Stewardship has come together with a number of leading international partners including Tearfund, World Vision, A21 and Open Doors, as well as grass roots Christian charities in Lebanon, Brazil, South Africa and India, to encourage churches to take part in its Global Rapid Response Campaign. We would like to invite you to be a part of it too.
Stewart McCulloch, our CEO, said: “Covid-19 will have and is already having a disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people and yet our UK media is occupied with domestic issues. We hear little of the international impact where our brothers and sisters face the trauma of crisis upon crisis. We have spoken to Christians all over the world…who risk their lives every day to bring help and hope to their neighbours. In turn we are called to help them carry on their life saving ministries.”
Our opening video aims to stimulate faith into action for Stewardship’s Global Rapid Response initiative. It highlights five webinars where front line charity leaders and local church leaders were able to share their experiences and explain how we can make a real difference to the lives of those suffering around the globe. We were deeply moved by each of the stories shared throughout this campaign. It may be that you feel a call towards a specific area of the world, or maybe you’re looking for inspiration on where to start. Either way, we hope these videos help in your time of discernment.
The Philanthropy Services team is ready to help with your international giving needs and aims to make it as easy as possible for you to reach those causes you care about. We work closely with international partners such as the TrustBridge Global Foundation and the National Christian Foundation in the US, and if you have dual tax liability in the UK and the US, ask us about Stewardship America.
We have been amazed at how the Church has risen to the challenge of 2020 both at home and across the globe. Thank you for your part in it!