Love Offering / Giving A Fresh Start

You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. Psalm 71:20

Re: re- a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or to indicate repetition, or to indicate withdrawal or backward motion.
This is a very common prefix in English. (Think of how many everyday words begin with the prefix – I’m sure you can easily think of 10.) These two letters contain incredible power; power to turn back time, power to grant a second chance, power to bring back value or hope or strength.

This little prefix is at the heart of the Gospel and holds the power of new life. “Vivere” is Latin for life. It’s where we get “joie de vivre” (French for the joy of living) or “viva la Vida” in Spanish (to live life). Add “re” and you have Revival. Our goal is that this year’s love offering will release the power of this prefix to help bring revival in both spiritual and physical ways to a world emerging from the pandemic. With this Love Offering, we will seek projects that:

Revive those hopelessly caught in drought and desperation
Renew the heart and strength of frontline staff and first responders

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Where Your Giving Will Go

Our goal is for the Love Offering to release the power of this prefix to help bring Revival in both spiritual and physical ways to a world emerging from the pandemic. With this Love Offering, we will seek projects that: 

  • Revive those hopelessly caught in drought and desperation 

  • Redeem broken lives and reach the unreached

  • Renew the heart and strength of frontline staff and first responders

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Where Did Your Giving Go Last Year 

In 2021, your generous giving of $3.2M supported 11 projects in bringing healing and hope in Hong Kong and across the globe. Find out more about the ways the Love Offering has made an impact.

 

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Devotion: Blessed to be a Blessing


Christmas is one of the few times when we pay attention to the genealogy of Jesus. In Matthew 1:2, we see that Jesus’ lineage begins with Abraham. God made a covenant with Abraham, which is the precursor of the Christmas story (a covenant is like a promise but even grander and more binding). In Genesis 12:2-3 God says He will bless Abraham, and that all peoples on earth will be blessed through him. Abraham was not to keep God’s blessing just for himself. Because of his obedience, many generations later Abraham’s descendant, Jesus Christ, was to be the Hope of the world and a blessing to people everywhere. God is our Father of lights who blesses us with every good and perfect gift, so let us share these gifts with others for His glory.

 

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