After looking at a picture of an emaciated Ethiopian, one person stated, "man, that is sad," another stated, "we can help by praying for them."
We can help by sending MONEY, by sending FOOD. How many times have you been in a serious bind, not of hunger or starvation, but lets say you needed money to pay a utility bill or to pay rent/mortgage. You come across someone who says, "I'll pray for you." That's all well and good, and in the long run, sometimes in the short run, prayer can be effective, but you would have been a lot more content if that individual would have said, "here's $500, go pay that bill."
The "long run" has already passed for our starving brothers and sisters (and YES, they are our spiritual brothers and sisters) so they need concrete, direct assistance, NOW.
Send a few bucks, even $5 will help a few people. You sit in church, listening to shysters on a weekly basis, then you give him 10% of your earnings. You have no idea what he's doing with your money. Sure, he has a few non-profit organizations (that are additional tax write-offs and places to launder your money, your tithes), but he's also financing his lavish lifestyle.
I'm sick of people defending their pastors by saying, "he doesn't even collect a salary, he has his own business."
If you think for one moment that your weekly funds are not supporting him, his family, his lifestyle, and his fly-by-night business, you're on some type of acid trip.
Help those who need our help the most! Like it or not, we are our brothers keeper.
- Aid for Africa
6909 Ridgewood Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Tel: (202) 531-2000
Fax: (301) 986-7902
- Feed My Starving Children
Phone: (763) 951-306
- Feed The Children
PO Box 36
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-0036
- World Vision
Phone: (888) 511-6443
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716