Nepal Earthquake Victims

Dear Family and Friends,

The Earthquake in Nepal has claimed over 4,000 lives at last report, with many thousands more injured and homeless. But Olivet Presbyterian Church has already been able to respond in providing relief thanks to your generous giving to Mission Outreach (formerly called “Benevolence giving”), and Olivet’s support and partnership with Heifer International. From monies you’ve already given to Missions/Outreach, our committee is sending $900 to Heifer, who already has people on site.

Heifer is a new mission cause added in 2015, one committed to helping lift people out of poverty and become self-sustaining. To learn more about their work that we support, you can click on this link:

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As God’s people, we should take this as a valuable lesson in giving to support not a budget item, but a ministry that tangibly affects people’s lives. Paul writes to the Corinthian Christians “I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you, and arrange in advance for this bountiful gift that you have promised, so that it may be ready as a voluntary gift and not as an extortion. The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:5-7).

Let us continue to give not only to the general budget, but to Mission Outreach so that when emergencies like this happen, God’s people are ready to respond generously!

Many Blessings to you all in Christ’s Name!

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