Please Prayerfully Consider A Gift To Help This Ministry Share The Word Around The World

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Welcome to FaithByTheWord Ministries’ fundraising efforts. These efforts are to support this ministry and are also provided free of charge to other worthy humanitarian causes from whom we receive no compensation in any form other than God’s blessings for our charitable labors of love. As a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit Corporation, all contributions are tax-deductible and documented by a detailed Statement Of Giving for the donor at the close of each year or at anytime on demand.

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What difference can your donation make? Much too often people with good intentions are hesitant to give if they only have $5 – $50 to spare for a worthy cause such as ours. There is too much concern that a small gift will not make enough of an impact to matter. Please look at what your contribution can accomplish in our Outreach to East Africa. Please take a few moments and learn more about our outreach ministries.

$5 will provide a Bible and student materials for a pastoral training conference in East Africa.

$25 will provide the training materials for a new pastor in training for a newly planted church in a remote East African village.

$50 will provide Bibles for every home in a remote East African village of 75. A case of 24 Bibles only costs $49.

$100 will provide monthly rent and utilities for an East African rural village pastor. Living expenses are very low.

$100 will provide food for a month for an East African rural village pastor. This will provide a nourishing diet to which they are not accustomed.

$350 will construct and furnish a basic church for a typical East African village. They feel they are dishonoring God if they cannot at least worship in a simple structure. They do not have electricity or running water in any of their buildings.

$450 will purchase a used motorbike for an East African rural village pastor. They typically walk 20 miles 5-7 days per week preaching and visiting the sick.

The following Urgent & Special Requests are in need of your support. None of the monies raised for FaithByTheWord Ministries are used to compensate any FaithByTheWord Employees. We are all volunteers for Christ in His service. Please bathe these projects in prayer and share these needs with all of your family and friends and God will surely bless you!!!

We Need Your Old Android And iPhone Smartphones To Help Us Share The Word Around The World
FaithByTheWord Ministries, in its never ceasing efforts to to share The Gospel throughout the world, is initiating a campaign to collect out of date and obsolete android / iPhone smartphones that are no longer useful for making calls or surfing the internet, but still work and can be used to store our vast library of Bibles, Study Tools, Sermons, Lessons, Booklets, and other documents. The East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, are desperate for copies of the Bible. There is only 1 Bible for every 300 christians there and with your help and these old phones we can make a difference by putting The Word in their hands to take with them wherever they minister!!! In addition to the pastors in Africa, these phones will provide The Word to those we serve in our Homeless Ministry as well!!!

We hope to collect 2,500 old android / iPhone smartphones which we will factory reset to protect any of your information and reformat to store our vast library of Bibles, study tools, and documents. These will be provided to each of the pastors we hope to plant in each of the 2,500 remote villages of East Africa over the next 4 years. The phones will be equipped with a solar power supply and not require expensive internet access or AC electricity which are not available in these remote villages.
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Please read more about this need or contact us if you would like to assist in this effort or simply send your old android phone to:

Dave Winstead
FaithByTheWord Ministries
404 Collinwood Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 260-2474
We Need Your Extra And Unused Bibles To Help Us Share The Word Around The World.
FaithByTheWord Ministries, in its never ceasing efforts to to share The Gospel throughout the world, is initiating a campaign, by partnering with Project Bible Runners, to collect extra Bibles for distribution wherever needed around the world. 

Please check your bookshelves to see if you have an extra Bible you can give to a waiting believer of Jesus!  Contact Dave Winstead to arrange for a pickup.  Your Bibles can be in any condition or translation!

The rural villages of East Africa – primarily the countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania where we have a large presence – are desperate for copies of the Bible. There is only 1 Bible for every 300 Christians there and with your help and these Bibles we can make a difference in thousands of lives by putting The Word in their hands!!!  For every Bible donated to these villages in East Africa 10 people will accept Jesus Christ as their savior!!!

Our first goal is to make sure all 2500 rural villages have at least one Bible.  Our next goal is to make sure every one of the 25 families in each village has a Bible and eventually to be able to give a Bible to every resident of every village!  We need 125,000 Bibles and with your help we can make this happen 1 Bible at a time within 5 years!

Bibles may be any language or version and in any condition as long as the binding holds them together.
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Please contact us if you would like to assist in this effort or need for us to pickup up your bibles or simply send your unused bibles to:

Dave Winstead
FaithByTheWord Ministries
404 Collinwood Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 260-2474

The following are ministries of FaithByTheWord. None of the monies raised for FaithByTheWord Ministries are used to compensate any FaithByTheWord Employees. All FaithByTheWord employees are volunteers for Christ in His service.

Those Who Hunger For The Word
The Anointed Who Share The Gospel In East Africa
The Spiritually Needy In East Africa
The Hungry Children Of East Africa
The Sick & Injured
The Elderly
The Homeless
The Incarcerated
The Gangs On The Street
The Theological Bible Studies Institute
Wherever The Need Is Greatest Today

These individuals are not affiliated with FaithByTheWord Ministries in any way but our services are provided free-of-charge to certain individuals as worthy charitable and humanitarian causes.

Establish A Scholarship Fund In Memory Of Brianna Robinson
Free Vernon Garner: God’s Chosen Servant
Help Restore Pastor Alex Kitakufe To Health
Help Ann Hogan Recover From Losing Her leg
Help Jenny & Elissa Dillon rebuild their House, Home, And Lives After A Disastrous Fire
Help Restore Gip & Debbie Edwards After Covid

These ministries are not affiliated with FaithByTheWord Ministries in any way but our fundraising services are provided to them free-of-charge as worthy charitable and humanitarian causes.

Allied Churches of Alamance County
AuthoraCare Hospice Home
Faith Comes By Hearing
Harvest Baptist Church Food Pantry
Help The Refugees Fleeing The Crisis In The Ukraine
International Mission Board
Life In Christ Ministries Uganda
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Project Bible Runners
Samaritan’s Purse
The Gideons International
The Salvation Army
The Southern Baptist Convention
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6 Truths About God’s Blessings

  1. God blesses us even though we don’t deserve it. The Bible tells us, “Out of the fullness of his grace he has blessed us all, giving us one blessing after another” (John 1:16).
  2. God blesses us because he enjoys doing it. Any parent can understand this. We love to bless our children. So does God. God says in Jeremiah 32:41: “I will enjoy blessing them”.
  3. God promises he will bless our lives if we obey him. God’s promises and his blessings are not automatic. They are conditional. You’re not waiting on God to bless you. He is waiting for you to fulfill the conditions necessary for your blessing.
  4. God blesses us as a witness to others. God wants to show off his blessing so that other people can see what a good God he is.
  5. God’s blessing can be multigenerational. God does this over and over throughout the Bible. For example, the Bible says in Genesis 25:11, “After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac”.
  6. God blesses us to bless others. God doesn’t bless you so you can just store up his blessings and keep them all to yourselves. God blesses you so you can bless others.

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”
1 Peter 4:10-11

Why God Blesses Us So We Can Bless Others

No one sacrificed like the early church. In Acts 2:44-45, the Bible says, All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need” (NIV). These early Christians didn’t just give their money. They were generous with everything they had. You could say they were radically generous.

What would happen through our churches if we were just as radically generous? The Bible says we’re stewards—or managers—of all that God has given us. We’re responsible to use our resources in a way that impacts the Kingdom.

God doesn’t just give you resources for your own enjoyment, but to make a difference in the world around you. God never blesses us just to sit on what we have. He blesses us so we can bless others.

That’s a hopeful, encouraging truth to remember throughout the year, because generosity isn’t something we only display at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Find ways to be radically generous, and make an impact on the people in your church, the people in your community, and the people God has strategically placed in your life.

Opportunities For You To Bless Others With Your Time, Treasures, and Talents

Give Blood

For those stuck at home with extra time on their hands, one tangible way they can help others in the midst of this coronavirus crisis is by donating their blood. 

Considering that thousands of blood drives across the nation have been canceled in light of social distancing orders, the American Red Cross is calling on healthy residents to make appointments to donate blood.

The organization warned that the country is facing a “severe blood shortage” and in need of healthy patients to donate “life-saving” blood. 

The Red Cross has implemented new measures at donation centers to ensure safety to donors and staff during the crisis. 

Donate To Local Food Pantries 

There are several food pantries and homeless ministries across the nation that have made adjustments so they can still distribute food to underserved individuals in their communities. 

In Washington, D.C., for example, Mariam’s Kitchen, is an interfaith homeless shelter traditionally located in the dining hall of Western Presbyterian Church in Foggy Bottom. 

The shelter normally provides hot meals but has since shifted to providing take-out meals distributed in the church’s courtyard. 

The organization says it serves over 300 meals a day and provides street outreach and housing programs. The charity is also providing a two-week supply of pantry items to help residents shelter in place. And they’re offering emergency funding to support the needs of guests on a case-by-case basis. To donate to Mariam’s Kitchen, click here

In Houston, Texas, there’s the Christian Community Service Center, a charity backed by dozens of local churches. CCSC is accepting monetary and food donations for its local pantry service. According to CCSC, more than triple the number of clients are turning to the organization for help in the midst of the crisis which has led to mass layoffs. 

“The CCSC food pantries are essential services — serving as a grocery store to our clients — in compliance with the ‘Stay at Home, Work Safe’ order issued by the city of Houston,” the charity’s website explains.  “Your assistance is needed now more than ever.”

To donate to CCSC, click here

Interested individuals in other areas of the country can check with local food pantries and ministries to see if they are still operating and what the protocols are for volunteer work.  To find food pantries near you just Google “food pantries near me”.

Donate Needed Items To The Salvation Army

The 154-year-old Protestant relief organization, one of the largest in the United States, is working to provide emergency support such as assistance for rent and utilities as well as food assistance for people facing low wages and unemployment due to COVID-19. 

Through its “Let’s Fight Together” campaign, the charity is calling on individuals to donate various items such as water, dry goods, toiletries, cleaning products, and hygiene products. 

The organization is accepting many items, including: water bottles, unopened sparkling water, soft drinks, juice bottles, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, deodorant, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, combs, nail clippers, hand sanitizer, sanitization wipes, hand soap, rubbing alcohol, laundry detergent, and first-aid supplies.

Additionally, The Salvation Army is looking for unopened canned goods, bags of rice, crackers and other non-perishables.

To find a Salvation Army drop-off location, click here

Help Struggling Churches 

More than $250,000 so far has been raised in the “Churches Helping Churches” Challenge championed by retired NFL tight end Benjamin Watson and the AND Campaign. 

The goal of the initiative is to encourage larger churches and faith organizations from across racial and denominational lines to help smaller churches struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. 

A Barna Group survey conducted in late March showed that nearly a quarter of churches have reduced staff hours, laid-off employees or reduced compensation. The data also showed that at least 6% of pastors are unsure or not confident that their church will be able to survive the crisis.

On Monday, the Churches Helping Churches initiative announced that 50 churches struggling financially in the midst of the pandemic so far have been selected to receive $3,000 grants from the COVID-19 Church Relief Fund

The initiative is backed by a handful of prominent Christian leaders and Christian groups such as the American Bible Society, Pinetops Foundation, the Pulse MovementMovement Day, Urban Ministries and City Gospel Movements. 

The initiative’s initial goal is to raise $500,000 by the end of April to help at least 100 churches nationwide. 

Churches wishing to apply for a grant through the initiative can click here. Donors looking to donate to the Church Relief Fund can click here.

Send A Letter To The Elderly

At a time when social distancing protocols are in place, isolated elderly people with little to no access to their friends or families can be overlooked. 

The organization Love for the Elderly, which is devoted to combating social isolation with love, has initiated a COVID-19 Emergency Response as its work of delivering handwritten letters and making visits to senior facilities has become more difficult. 

“Social distancing has led older adults living in long term care facilities to be isolated from their loved ones,” the organization’s founder Jacob Cramer wrote in a message posted to the charity’s website. 

Love for the Elderly is calling on people to mail senior care facilities handwritten letters of encouragement to show “love to a strangers.”

“Isolation creates feelings of loneliness, which can lead to poorer physical health and quality of life. You can do your part today to embrace our elders during these scary, uncertain times,” Cramer wrote. “The CDC, World Health Organization, and Surgeon General have indicated that there is no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail.”

Respond In Times Of Tragedy

We’re all human. So it makes sense that our hearts often hurt for people impacted by tragedies here and abroad—tragedies that can leave us feeling helpless.

What can we do in response to the violence and destruction around us?

1. Pray Deeply

“Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon.” —Billy Graham

As believers, we look up. We seek out God through prayer—and trust in His sovereignty.

Scripture tells us prayer is one of our most powerful resources. But how can you pray more deeply?

When you don’t have any words, or when you feel like you’re beating down God’s door with the same prayer day after day, ask God’s Holy Spirit to help you. The Bible tells us the Holy Spirit is an intercessor for us and cries out to God on our behalf.

2. Immerse Yourself in God’s Word

When you feel as if your very soul hurts from news reports of another shooting, evil act or disaster, how do you find comfort?

There is a place of refuge. The Bible tells us, “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him” (Proverbs 30:5).

3. Guard Your Heart

“Grief can kill a person emotionally and physically. If not counteracted with God’s strength and power, our personal weakness may debilitate us.” —Billy Graham

Do our minds ever erase graphic images such as horrifying footage from tragic events?

You may have experienced what’s called secondary trauma from viewing video clips and photos on TV and social media. It’s important to recognize how these lasting impressions can affect you, as they can be physically, emotionally and spiritually damaging.

Although Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains are trained to offer hope and comfort in times of crisis, they can experience secondary trauma themselves.

4. Care for Others

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” —Galatians 6:2 

It’s important to guard your heart, but you can also support others experiencing secondary trauma—some who may be going through a personal crisis as well.

5. Support Crisis Ministry

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” —Philippians 2:4

No matter how out of control the world gets, taking action and selflessly serving others can allow God’s perfect peace to fill your heart. If you feel God leading you to help people but can’t be there in person, you can still share hope with others worldwide.

By being a blessing to others you will be blessed even more richly by God…

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