Making a Difference

There are hundreds of examples of individuals and groups who are …

Acting on what they believe.
They are Making a Difference!

Have you ever been around a person who has a servant heart? They are on a mission! Some are balls of energy, some have listening ears, some are meant to teach and encourage, some just exude calm and assurance, some have learned the gift of waiting and sitting near someone who needs them.

I have discovered a few groups, organizations, and individuals who are making a difference. Some I know personally and work beside them. Some I’ve come to know through my search for God’s truth. They are my inspiration. They have chosen to act on their heartfelt belief that God wants us to serve Him by serving others. “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Matt 20:28



They are Valued Players.

 

Hillside Food Pantry

Hillside Food Pantry is a unique and powerful ministry in the Chicago north suburban area. In just seven years it grew from serving a few needy families in the neighborhood out of the back of a van once a week to close to 500 families in one afternoon. The pantry gives food that has been rescued from local grocery stores and donates the fresh food to thousands weekly. All the work and effort to serve the hungry is done by volunteers.

Set Free Movement

The Set Free Movement Human trafficking is breaking God’s heart. So many children are being trapped into a horrible life.o end modern-day slavery. The Set Free Movement is educating, praying, engaging on the streets, focusing time, effort, and energy to create new futures for trafficked people. Educate, Prevent, Rescue, Restore, Mobilize.

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Together for Adoption

Together for Adoption is confronting the challenges of adoption from a whole world, gospel point of view.They want us to recognize that we have all been adopted by God as His children and to realize their are thousand upon thousands of children waiting for a family. It represents many ministries that seek help for orphans through foster families, churches, and adoptive families.

 

Kevin & Erica Pippert

Kevin and Erica Pippert Their goal is to equip the poor to become self-sufficient. They train leaders in towns and villages in South Africa to teach others how to raise crops, build homes, provide for clean and safe water, and teach their children. They do this through a training concept called CHE (Community Health Evangelism) building Christian leadership in villages to create opportunities for health and well-being for the people.

Better Dads

Better Dads – Ten years ago Rick Johnson chose to venture out as an author and conference leader after running his own engineering company. His heart is with families, and particularly with the men of our world today. He speaks to them about their God-given, honorable place as fathers. Hundreds have been renewed and restored by his books and his teaching.

Amazima

AmazimaAmazima Ministries was founded by 19 year-old Katie Davis in 2008. The organization, based out of Tennessee, feeds, educates, and encourages orphaned and vulnerable children and the poor in the country of Uganda. In the Lugandan language, Amazima (uh-mahz-i-muh) means “truth.” Amazima desires to reveal the truth of God’s unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the Ugandan people.

International Child Care Ministries

 ICCM International Child Care Ministries is a child sponsorship initiative serving 20,000 children in over 30 countries. A Free Methodist ministry, ICCM offers education, meals, clothing and basic medical care. Children in need have an opportunity for a better life.

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Eden's Glory

 Eden’s Glory is a Christ-centered two-year residential treatment program serving adult women, ages 18 and older who are survivors of human trafficking…They are in need of extensive medical and mental health treatment to begin the long journey of recovery. Eden’s Glory is a home where survivors of human trafficking are restored to thrive for the praise and glory of God.

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JOYN

JOYN Here is how the young visionary describes this venture: “I’ve had great opportunities and my passion is to connect disadvantaged people with that same kind of opportunity…JOYN was born, a company with a vision to connect the poor with Western markets. You get beautiful handmade home furnishings and accessories, and the people of northern India have the joy of working in a great environment and providing for their families. It’s a relationship where the joy flows both ways.”  The founder has a heart for God and has chosen to serve His people this way.

1 Comment on Making a Difference

  1. Suzanne
    June 24, 2011 at 2:27 am (6 years ago)

    If you know of a person, group, ministry that is MAKING A DIFFERENCE add a comment here. I’d like to showcase them. Thanks, Suzanne

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