Dear New Life Family,
Pandemics. Fires. Floods. Elections. Civil Unrest. Famine. Trafficking.
Do you think our world could use more peace in 2020?
As Jesus was nearing the moment of His arrest and eventual execution, He had a moment with the disciples in which He explained the hardship that they would endure because of their faith. And then He shared this promise with them:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels like our world has won. That God is asleep at the wheel. Or that He has forgotten you. Neither are true.
It’s in spite of our trouble that we can bring peace on earth. That’s what following Jesus means: in our trouble we will have peace. And we can then share that peace with others.
Every year we get to give above and beyond our normal 10% tithe to bring peace on earth. To meet practical needs. To look after the orphan and the widow (James 1:27). To encourage forgotten communities where local churches are the only hope left.
What if your generosity helped bring peace to a world that desperately needed it?
That’s the invitation that Jesus gave to the disciples. And that’s the invitation that He’s extending to us now.
How could we not respond?
Darren Emory, Jon Harris
The 2020 Christmas Offering will bring joy to the world through partnership with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries by providing:
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered everything. Through it all, churches have been and will continue to be vital.
The Iruttumadu Village Development Project is a holistic ministry developed to rebuild a devastated community to meet the spiritual, economic, educational, and physical needs over a five year period.
Empower Liberian Women
Many women in Liberia don’t have the opportunity to finish their education, and gender inequality is a persistent problem in the country.
Human trafficking is a crime in which both children and adults are bought and sold into forced labor or sexual exploitation.
In the aftermath of natural disasters, wars, and famines, those left behind experience a deep sense of loss, insecurity, and overwhelming need.
Pastors And Congregations
In many regions, it is the local Pastors and congregations who are on the front lines.
Together, Let’s Pray For Peace On Earth
Our Faith Goal is: $35,000
Give now to the Peace On Earth Christmas Offering: https://ppay.co/6t7N_xzmuG8
Or make a pledge to give by January 31st, 2021: newlifechurch.com/pledge