The Revival of Kindness – Where Every Sacrifice Counts
When you hear the voice of the Lord, you always tend to think the message is for right then; and it is. And then time slips by and you recall to your mind (see Lamentations ) the words of yesterday and you realize that they carry even greater weight today. So is the case with this short word I am going to deliver to you. It is so true, that I will never forget the morning when the dove of God came gently to me and opened by ear (see Isaiah 50:4) and I heard His voice, “I will have a Revival of Kindness.” I even remember pondering response of my heart, “Now that would be a novel idea. The body of Christ would be kind!” How refreshing!
My own beginnings in ministry is one few really know about. I did an internship in social work and lived in a small non airconditioned bathroom in an inner-city mission. I served at the Wesley Community Center and served people whose skin color was not like mine. I was the minority. I worked among the fatherless, the gangs and learned how to love others as God loved me. I sweat. I prayed. I started journaling. I played with kids. I wept… I did acts of kindness.
Whether it has been building homes in the mountains of Guatemala, doing prayer journeys around the globe, outreaches among the First Nations people, or bathing the elderly in nursing homes, I know a little bit about serving the least of these. I have seen how acts of kindness leave behind a sweet fragrance of Jesus long after you have left. Yes, every sacrifice counts. And I still believe there will be a “Revival of Kindness”. I really do.. How about you?
With this history in mind, GEM Missions is not really some new thing – it is a continuous of a revelation where Mary and Martha are sisters of the same house. In fact, our latest expression, GEM’s Emergency Relief Fund, is another opportunity to let others know that God cares and that you care. And the old truths are still todays truths where everyone can “Pray, Go and Give”.
Remember, in Jesus, We Make A Great Team!
James W. Goll
Roads of Success
Roads of Success is a ministry that serves internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the underprivileged throughout the Middle East and globally. They are currently raising money to provide 100 families in Syria who have been displaced with a heater for their home and they are also providing support for those impacted by the recent earthquake disaster.
Homes of Hope
Homes of Hope in Ukraine is providing small container homes to those in the villages around Kyiv that have lost their homes due to the ongoing war. We want to partner with you to sow into these ministries who are touching the most vulnerable people. If you want to contribute, you can donate to the “Emergency Relief Fund” at GodEncounters.com. Together, we can make a difference!
INFIRE is a ministry embedded in areas of conflict, trafficking, and persecution around the world to apply solutions to protect and empower children through peaceful strategies to end the cycles of violence. One of their projects includes creating food security for their children’s homes in Myanmar through purchasing rice paddies that provide for these children even during times of conflict and shortage.