Giving to the needy represents the giving of ourselves to meet the needs of those around us. MFW caters to both physical and spiritual well being of those in need. When Jesus said "Feed my sheep"(John 21:17)
He meant that we should give the Bread of Life to His sheep. However; when Jesus saw the hungry five thousand who had already received "spiritual food" He had compassion on the physically hungry multitude and turned to the disciples and said, "You give them something to eat" meaning material food (Mathew 14:16).
Also, "If anyone has material possession and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions
and in truth" (1 John 3:17-18).
Whenever the Christian seeks only to please God - where no one sees but God alone - God promises His reward. Only as we ourselves receive from God do we have anything to give. (from my study of the
book of Mathew on Giving- B.S.F.)
Also, Matthew 25:40 states, "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.'"
It is my privilege to give and an honor to serve Him through My Father's World.
"I am new to My Fathers World, but the moment I saw the web site, I knew that I wanted to be a faith partner. This organization is and will be a huge blessing to the people of God and I count it a privilege to be a small part of the great things God is going to accomplish through this anointed organization."
I was sitting in a fast food restaurant when Rose was telling me about Isaac the Child without a name. She was telling me how wild Children were running around like animals, scavenging for food. It hurt my heart to hear the story. Hearing the stories and watching Rose persevere with determination to help these needy Children, put it into my Heart to help her with this Noble cause.
The passage in the Bible John 21:15 Jesus said to Simon Peter,
"Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?"
"Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."
When I heard this passage I thought of the Ati Children immediately, Lambs are Children Sheep. I feel this is a clear message that Jesus wants us to take care of his Children.
Since I have become a Faith Partner it has dramatically affected my life. This is without a doubt the best investment I have ever made in my life. Doing Gods work is the most satisfying thing I have ever done. God has rewarding me greatly since I have been a Faith partner.
I also would like to share a Poem that inspires me.
by George Washington Doane
CHISEL in hand stood a sculptor boy
With his marble block before him,
And his eyes lit up with a smile of joy,
As an angel-dream passed o'er him.
He carved the dream on that shapeless stone,
With many a sharp incision;
With heaven's own light the sculpture shone,--
He'd caught that angel-vision.
Children of life are we, as we stand
With our lives uncarved before us,
Waiting the hour when, at God's command,
Our life-dream shall pass o'er us.
If we carve it then on the yielding stone,
With many a sharp incision,
Its heavenly beauty shall be our own,--
Our lives, that angel-vision.