COVID-19 Crisis Response
Please join us in a special offering (and special prayer) to help disciples in movements being hit especially hard by this pandemic. Our members have connections with movements in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. This offering will help movement leaders serve the desperately needy people, to prevent death from starvation during the virus-related lockdown. To mention one example, most of the 2 billion people in South Asia are daily wage earners with little or no backup. A day without work is a day without pay, thus no food TODAY.
Your gift will also help continue the multiplication of disciples and churches. For example, in January 2020, God led national teammates in a South Asian movement to set a goal for the existing 50,000 movement-birthed house churches to birth another 60,000 house churches by the end of 2020. Then came COVID 19. They still believe that is God’s mandate for them. These leaders, daily wage earners themselves, along with members of these 50,000 churches, are continuing to feed the poor, orphans, widows, and the sick. And they remain committed to making new disciples and churches in the process. The top leaders, for example, are currently trying to feed 200 other families with their own resources. We are not asking for a long-term commitment to feed the poor. We are asking for assistance to help them be Jesus’ channels of blessing through this crisis, to achieve the goal of birthing 60,000 new house churches this year.
Let us, the global church, be like the early church described in 2 Corinthians 8:4-5: “they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. They begged us again and again for the privilege of [giving to] the believers in Jerusalem. They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.”
Please feel free to contact us at DONORS@BEYOND.ORG if you have any questions.