It is Giving Tuesday! What is Giving Tuesday? It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when nonprofits focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
There are many wonderful ministries to give to. I ask that you prayerfully consider giving to Ministry Care this year. The Lord has opened up many doors of opportunity for 2019 and I know those opportunities will continue to grow. In looking ahead, we have set a goal of $3750.00 to raise by the end of the year.
What is the purpose of this you ask? One of the challenges we have observed in 2018 is the inability of a national (a local to the country we are in) to be able to afford the cost to attend a Trauma Healing Training. I can share with you many reasons as to why it is important for them to have "skin in the game" but the bottom line is as we look to 2019, we have opportunities in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and other locations to offer this training. The money raised during Giving Tuesday will go to fund these training's for 2019 by offering scholarships for the locals. When we meet our goal, this will enable 25 nationals to attend the training. In honor of Giving Tuesday, would you consider making a donation to Ministry Care this month?
There are 2 ways you may donate. You can make checks payable to “Ministry Care” and send them to:
14934 Pacer Ct.
Carmel, IN 46032
Or you can also make an online donation, using Givelify, on our website at www.ministrycareinternational.org. Make a note that the donation is for Trauma Healing.
Ministry Care is a 501c3 therefore your donation will be tax deductible.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 765-603-3643.
Written by a Ugandan:
I am so grateful and blessed to be a part of this trauma training. I believe it was made for me because it was exactly what I wanted and needed to hear in this season of my life. Truly my heart was hurt and broken. I was carrying a lot of stress and luggage that my body could not handle. I did not know I was suffering until I attended this training. Now I know I was having a lot of trauma and heart wounds going through my life.
I had never been comforted and encouraged like this before. I always felt lonely, distanced, blamed, condemned, shamed, and I always felt guilty for everything I do. This training impacted my life in so many ways I view myself now and even in handling situations in my life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this training.
From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
I am so thankful for those who chose to partner with and support Ministry Care. We would not have been able to have done this work around the world without YOU! Your generosity makes me pause and be thankful for you. That God has chosen me to serve him in this missionary capacity makes me pause and be thankful to Him.
Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever."
Each day, there are opportunities to chose to be thankful. Even when we find ourselves in dark and troubling places, we can always give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and for His love. A love that no matter our circumstances we cannot be separated from. A love that is constant. A love that never lets us down and is patient beyond belief.
May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy, laughter, family and friends and most of all, a remembrance of what the Lord does in each of our lives-giving thanks to Him and His everlasting love.
Misty Bodkins has a Master's degree in clinical psychology. She has worked both stateside and internationally doing counseling, training, teaching, and research. Her passion is working with people who are in crisis.