Generosity Tree 2021
PRAYER. PRESENCE. PARTNERSHIP.
“Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.” Isaiah 1:17 (The Message)
Our global and local partners tell us that the most valuable gifts that we can give to those in need are our presence, our prayers, and an ongoing partnership. So instead of a typical gift drive, we figured… let’s do just that and come alongside their great work.
You are invited to choose a partner! Hang the corresponding ornament on your tree to remember them as you celebrate this Christmas. Along with your year-end gift to respond to ministry needs, consider this a way to adopt the partner for a deeper connection in 2022. Click the blue button to sign-up and give.
You can learn a little about each partner’s people, projects, and prayer requests below. Have some conversation around the table to kick things off. How different or the same do you think this community is from you? Why does Jesus matter to them? How does knowing about this ministry inspire you to share Jesus where you are? Add your own prayers to the ones below.
Cambodian Hope Organization
For villagers vulnerable to human trafficking across the Thai border, the Cambodian Hope Organization offers a quality Christian education for their kids and practical tools to provide for their families. Pray for protection from hunger, disease, and despair. Pray for Cambodian pastors to keep the light of faith burning brightly. On virtual visits, you will meet our CHO friends and be able to tell the story of what God is doing in Cambodia.
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Tacoma Rescue Mission shares more than a meal, a warm bed, and safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. They also share our hope in Christ! Pray for holistic, life change in the New Life Recovery program. Pray for stable families and for safety on the streets for those visited by the Search and Rescue team. May all guests know that God is with them. Love our neighbors without homes by volunteering or baking cookies and writing notes.
FISH Food Bank
FISH Food Bank provides groceries and household items to individuals and families in need in the greater Gig Harbor area. They offer caring connections and services to help them overcome poverty. Pray that God will sustain all of us with our daily bread and be nourished by a supportive community. Find ways to offer your hands and feet by volunteering at FISH or you can sign up to deliver food offerings from Chapel Hill for a month.
Thai Christian Foundation
Thai Christian Foundation brings compassion and the word of God to prisoners in Bangkok and through a health clinic at the Burma border. Pray that many experience new life in Christ, and that these many new believers would learn to walk with him all their lives. On virtual visits, you will meet these mission partners and then be able to tell the story of what God is doing in Thailand.
World Relief Haiti
World Relief empowers local churches who are going out to bless their own communities. They demonstrate the good news by bringing hope and healing for marriages, finances, health, and a future beyond poverty and violence for their young people. Pray that God will protect, unify, and multiply our Haitian church family. On virtual visits, you will meet ministry leaders and then be able to tell the story of what God is doing in Haiti.
World Relief Seattle
When families fleeing global unrest arrive in our region, World Relief embraces them with Christian community. Employment, medical, and legal services provide tools to make a life here. Pray over the trauma of leaving a hostile homeland–that they may heal, thrive, and adjust to the language and culture. Pray for staff responding to the influx of new neighbors affected by crises in Afghanistan and Haiti. Learn how you can lift your voice in support or volunteer at the Welcome RV in Tacoma.
Northwest Furniture Bank
Northwest Furniture Bank supports families in the South Sound working to rebuild their lives, often coming out of homelessness, foster care, or domestic violence. Pray that families experience dignity, stability and restoration as they get a good night’s sleep and gather at their own table. Find ways to be part of bringing stability and a fresh start for families by building furniture or volunteering in the warehouse.
Coffee Oasis connects local young people who have nowhere to call home with a safe place to feel welcome. A personal case-worker helps set them up for success in education, counseling, job skills training and more. Pray for young people feeling isolated and stuck to find belonging, hope, and the power to thrive in the Coffee Oasis family. Commit to loving youth by volunteering with programs or making a meal for the Port Orchard drop-in center.
Aqua Viva Ministries
Agua Viva trains up Mexican pastors and trains visiting campers like us to share Jesus in word and deed. Pray for God to give them grace to meet people right where they are…whether at rehab centers, neighborhood outreach, or among indigenous migrant workers. On a virtual visit or at in-person family camp in summer ’22, you will meet ministry leaders and then be able to tell the story of what God is doing in Mexico.