Overwhelmed by the Need

East Africa food crisis.

Bible poverty.

The lost on campus.

The village of La Gonave.

Children waiting for sponsors.

Everywhere I turn, I see incredible need, and I feel the pull to do something about it.

Bodies in need of nourishment. Hearts in need of healing. Souls in need of Christ.

The call to engage the lost, feed the poor, give sacrificially—take the gospel to the nations—is sometimes overwhelming and I let the great amount of need become paralyzing…

…and I do nothing.

The Grand Design

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:13-15 ESV)

This is God’s two-fold plan. Preachers and senders.

You—if you are a child of God— and I are part of this plan. We are to preach where we are, send where we are not. We send by both praying and giving.

God has put these specific ministries on my heart for a reason, and the compelling desire to meet the need is not to be ignored.

So, by His grace I will go if I can go. And if I can’t I will pray regularly and I will give sacrificially.

Will you join me?

Give aid to the drought.

Partner with the Guerriers in Haiti.

Help us bring the Word of God to the Vidunda people group.

Become a OneVerse Partner

Support a Campus Ministry.

Sponsor a child.

Go. Send.

Do something.

What ministries has the Lord put on your heart? Where are you preaching? Where are you sending? 

 

Linking up with Friday Favorites, since these are my favorite ministries!

friday favorite things | finding joy

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Lara and I were recently interviewed by OneVerse, wanting to know more about how we decided to partner with OneVerse through our book, Savoring Living Water. They are posting the interview today over on their blog! Check it out, and if the Lord leads, will you help us bring the Word of God to the Vidunda people?

 

10 replies
    • Katie
      Katie says:

      I am so guilty of thinking I “need” something, when truly I have NEVER been in need of anything. Thanks for stopping by, friend!

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  1. carissa
    carissa says:

    great post. it’s so easy to lose sight of the true poverty that exists all over the world. it’s nice and comfy here in the good ol’ usa; it’s hard for us to get out of our comfort zones. but, boy are we called to! i get “voice of the martyrs” (they are my FAVORITE organization) newsletters each month to keep my perspective in check.

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    • Katie
      Katie says:

      Perspective is everything. Then acting on where He leads.

      Love Voice of the Martyrs.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Stefanie Brown
    Stefanie Brown says:

    Incredibly challenging post, Katie!
    We, too, take giving seriously ~ we support clean water in Africa, many missionaries around the world, The Gideon project to get Bibles in the hands of everyone possible, and so on…
    Thank you for always sharing your heart and the needs that are EVERYWHERE!

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    • Katie
      Katie says:

      Thank you, Stefanie.

      So many needs! we just need to be faithful in responding to where God leads!

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  3. Danise Jurado
    Danise Jurado says:

    Hi Katie. I am a new follower of your blog. I share your heart to go, help and preach… I preach and serve at the Los Angeles Dream Center every week. It is an inner city outreach and church that gives hope to the hopeless, food to the hungry, shelter to homeless families (including children) right here in America… I too give to overseas ministries, but I feel convicted that America needs missionaries too. Great post!

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  4. yana
    yana says:

    The need may seem overwhelming, but our God is greater. Thank God for His grace, through which we can pray, give, and strive to meet these needs!

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  5. Rhoda
    Rhoda says:

    That’s a great practical post of how we CAN do something in the midst of dishes, nappies and homeschooling 🙂 I think also that doing our best to bring up our children with a heart for the lost and needy can do a great deal in the future.

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  6. Julie
    Julie says:

    The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. There is so much to be done. Haiti holds a special place in our families heart. Thanks for all the great links.

    Julie from Just Jules

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