Serving the Less Fortunate

Are you a Christian who is interested in helping those who may be less fortunate than yourself?  If you are, you have a number of different options.  For instance, you can volunteer your services or you can offer money, food, clothing, and other donations.  Since these are all great options, you may want to try a combination of them all.  The good news is that this is relatively easy with Christian organizations.

Generally speaking, you will find that Christian organizations are ones that aim to help those in need or those who are less fortune.  With that in mind, there are some variations, as Christian organizations and Christian programs do come in a number of different formats.  If you have your heart set on volunteering or donating money to those who are truly less fortunate than you, you will want to examine a few of the Christian organization types outlined below.

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me” Matthew 25:45.

One of the many goals of a number of Christian organizations has been and still is to help get the homeless off the streets.  Christians know that there is nothing worse than not having a home to go to each and every night.  The streets are no place to live.  If you feel that same way, you may want to volunteer or donate money to those who aim to provide the homeless with overnight accommodations, which may include cheap apartment rentals or shelter stays.

In addition to assisting those who are homeless, there are also Christian organizations and programs that are designed to assist those in need of food.  Those who are in need of food have a number of different options, when it comes to receiving support.  This means that you have a number of different options, when looking to volunteer or donate.  For starters, food and drinks are always welcome donations.  You may also volunteer with a Christian organization that aims to bring food to those who need it by collecting donations from around your community or by volunteering to delivery that food to those who need it or by working as server at a food pantry dinner.

The few Christian organizations types outlined above are just a few of the many that you will find provide assistance to those who are less fortune than most Americans.  Although many of these organizations will allow you to also donate money online, you may want to keep your local community in mind.  This is particularly important if you have problems with violence or a large number of homeless people in your area.  By helping the less fortunate in and around your community, you may not only be helping them, but your community as a whole as well.

As stated above, you will find that Christian organizations and programs come in a number of different sizes, shapes, and styles.  In addition to the above mentioned programs, you may also find those that offer advice, guidance, and support to those who may be in need of a job, those who are having marriage difficulties, or those who have debt problems.  You should help those that focus on the less fortunate, as it is the right thing to do and these people truly need your assistance, possibly even to survive. 

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs” John 21:15.

As you can see for yourself, you have a number of different options.  Donating or volunteering your time and services to those who are less fortunate than you can do more good than you may have ever imagined.

May almighty God bless you always,


Tony Marino
Founder, Executive Publisher
Christian Times Online

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