Looking for Change in the Cup Holder
We’ve all been there. You’re picking up the dry cleaning or going through the fast food drive-through and suddenly you discover you’re a little short. It’s not much in the big scheme of things, but you’re a little uncomfortable. First, you check the cup holder for loose change. Maybe you look in the glove box or feel around in the bottom of your purse. In the end, you might have to sheepishly apologize to the clerk and hurry home.
That’s what the last year has been like at Global Heart Ministries. Time after time a door was opened or an opportunity presented itself, but when we looked into our wallet, we realized we weren’t able to walk through the door or take advantage of the opportunity. Then we got to the end of the year and realized we’d fallen a little short of our financial goals.
We’re Fine, Really
We’re not complaining. This last year was an amazing one and we can’t believe how God has blessed us. We’re so grateful for all the support we receive, through prayer, volunteering and donations. We know God is providing us with just the amount He wants us to have, but we can’t help yearning for just a little bit more.
Did you know if we could afford to produce the programs to fill it, some of our satellites would double the amount of broadcast time they donate to us? Did you know we own the rights to a gorgeous animated series, but we can’t afford to dub the voices? Did you know we could lip-synch dub shows we have already produced into different languages and multiply their audience? These are just a few of the financial challenges we face every day, knowing there would be so much more we could do, if we just had a little bit more.
How One Donation Encouraged Others
At the end of last year we we were standing at the checkout counter going through our pockets and came up short. One of our beloved donors called to offer us a loan. We loved their heart, but in order to keep our financial accreditation we can’t accept loans. So, they said they’d have to pray about that.
We were very surprised when they called back a short time later and offered $10,000 in a matching funds challenge. If we could raise $10K, then they’d match it.
This was not some rich philanthropist. This was just a regular guy with a modest 9-5 job, but he’d been tucking money into his savings from time to time and now he was offering it to us. We hesitated to accept his offer, but he was adamant; we needed to allow him to be obedient. His only caveat was anonymity.
How About You?
Does God tug at your heart a little bit when you hear about Central Asia and the Middle East? Do you wish there was something you could do? Perhaps there is.
Writing a check is an easy way to donate, but there are others:
- Donate appreciated stock.
- Donate cars, RV’s, boats and other big ticket items.
- Donate your time and talents as a volunteer.
- Make in-kind donations for special event silent auctions or to meet current needs, like video equipment, framing, and artistic supplies.
- Make memorial donations for loved ones or mark special occasions for special people who have a heart for ministry.
- Talk to the missions committee at your church and suggest they support GHM.
- Suggest your Sunday School Class, Life Group, or Fellowship Group adopt us as a special project – either for financial support or as volunteers.
- Invite a group of friends over to your home to hear the GHM story from our founder or one of our TV hosts.
- Sponsor a table at one of our fundraising events.
- Create a legacy by including the ministry in your will.
Perhaps you like the idea of a matching funds challenge. The challenge amount can be offered by an individual, a group or a business. You can remain anonymous, encourage others by using your name or honor someone else. We’re only limited by our imagination.
Join Your Heart to Ours
You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.