Koinonia (sharing) for the needs of the saints
Dear brethren, New Creatures in Christ, according to the following admonitions:
Provers 3:27. 28: “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee”.
Acts 11:29, 30: “Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul”.
Rom. 12:13: “Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers”.
1 John 3:17, 18: “Whoever has earthly possessions and notices a brother in need and yet withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God be present in him? Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.”.
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15:26 ибо Македония и Ахаия усердствуют некоторым подаянием для бедных между святыми в Иерусалиме.
Rom. 15:26, 27: “ because the believers in Macedonia and Achaia have been eager to share their resources with the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. 27 Yes, they were eager to do this, and in fact they are obligated to help them, for if the gentiles have shared in their spiritual blessings, they are obligated to be of service to them in material things”.
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16:1 При сборе же для святых поступайте так, как я установил в церквах Галатийских.
1 Cor. 16:1, 2: “Now concerning the collection for the saints, you should follow the directions I gave to the churches in Galatia. On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside and save something from your surplus in proportion to what you have, so that no collections will have to be made when I arrive”.
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8:7 А ка́к вы изобилуете всем: верою и словом, и познанием, и всяким усердием, и любовью вашею к нам,- та́к изобилуйте и сею добродетелью.
8:8 Говорю это не в виде повеления, но усердием других испытываю искренность и вашей любви.
8:9 Ибо вы знаете благодать Господа нашего Иисуса Христа, что Он, будучи богат, обнищал ради вас, дабы вы обогатились Его нищетою.
2 Cor. 8:7-9; “Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. I am not commanding you but testing the genuineness of your love by the enthusiasm of others. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich”.
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9:12 Ибо дело служения сего не только восполняет скудость святых, но и производит во многих обильные благодарения Богу;
2 Cor. 9:12, 13: “Since this ministry you render is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, it is also overflowing with more and more prayers of thanksgiving to God. Because your service in giving proves your love, you will be glorifying God as you obey what your confession of the Messiah’s gospel demands, since you are generous in sharing with them and with everyone else”.
Heb. 6:10: “ For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister”.
Proverbe 19:17: “When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord, and the Lord will pay you back”.
Romani 12:8: “If it is encouraging, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously”.
Evrei 13:16: “Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices”.
The Lord has put into my heart the creation of this web-site as a means of making it easier and quicker to “administer this charitable work” (2 Corinthians 8:19) of the assignment that the Lord gave us through the Apostle in Послание апостола Павла к Римлянам
12:13 в нуждах святых принимайте участие; ревнуйте о странноприимстве.
Rom. 12:13, and which assignment was so beautifully practiced by the brothers of the early Church “to the glory of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 8:19). Particularly, the intent is to have here posted the needs of the Harvest activities of the spreading of the true Gospel and of the up-building and spiritual strengthening of the New Creatures, as well as the needs of the poorer brethren in Africa – first of all, but at the same time, can be included the needs of any brethren from the Body of Christ from any other parts of the world alike. On this occasion here the intent is to post the list that will include the particular needs and the necessary amount that is needed to cover that need and more details with pictures when possible and so on and in the same way you will be able to see – the amount already gathered, so that everyone can have the opportunity to participate in helping the members of the same body as: “ Each of you must give what you have decided in your heart, not with regret or under compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9: 7). On this occasion, I will urge you to shew “THE PROOF OF YOUR LOVE” – Второе послание апостола Павла к Коринфянам
8:24 Итак перед лицем церквей дайте им доказательство любви вашей и того, что мы справедливо хвалимся вами.
2 Cor. 8:24!
Below we have posted the list of current needs and total amounts of what is needed and the amount how much has already been donated.
To find out more details, including photos and so on, click on the title on the left in Blue.
(We believe that it will be encouraging to know that by May 26, 2017: By Lord’s grace, there have already been completed the total amounts for 8 needs from 4 countries, the causes for which the total amounts are only donated and not accomplished yet but which are in a stage of funds in the process of being used (2 at the current date) – you can see below, starting with 3 exclamation marks and (!!!FUNDED (Accomplishment in progress)) in the title, while the needs that already have been accomplished after the total amounts has been gathered (6 at the current date) – you can see them below with the title (!!! ACCOMPLISHED) and after the work has been accomplished you can press, below on the left, on that particular title of the accomplished need and you can see the pictures in order to see what exactly the brethren did with what has been given to them)
THE CURRENT NEEDS ARE:
Nigerian brethren need Bibles. They need 32 Bibles in Igbo - 1 Bible costs $10. Total amount needed: $350; Total amount donated so far: $0; Amount still needed: $350;
With the help of the Lord, I had the opportunity to visit Ghana again in April 2017, and visiting the brethren in several small villages - the brethren made known that they still needed some more Bibles. About 25 Bibles, 1 Bible costs $10. Total amount needed: $250; Total amount donated so far: $250; Amount still needed: $0;
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the help of the Lord, at the current date of June 8, 2017, the total amount required for this need has already been completed and now we are in the process of transmitting the sum to the brethren and we hope the brethren will soon buy the Bibles and will send us the photos. (Brethren in Rwanda need Bibles. They [...]
With the Lord's help, on April 22, 2017, the filter has already been purchased and has already arrived in Ghana, and the brethren are happy to use it and have already used it for the Young-adults seminar. (In Africa in general and Ghana, too, access to drinking water is very limited, brethren need to buy or boil water, but the boiling of water does not destroy all [...]
The Liberian brethren need an electric generator - so they can use the projector, which costs 300$. Currently on May 19, 2017: Total amount needed: $300; Total amount donated so far: $0; Amount still needed: $300;
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the help of the Lord, on the current date of May 26, 2017, the booklets have already been printed and below you can see the receipt and the actual booklets recently printed. (In Pakistan, a Muslim country where Christians are very violently persecuted, we have brethren who are meeting in secret, they need brochures: How to Study the Bible a [...]
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the help of the Lord, at the current date of April 24, 2017, the roof is already rebuilt as you can see from the pictures below. (On March 5, 2016, in Liberia, where a brother who symbolized his consecration in August 2016, there was a big storm that demolished his roof and damaged the house seriously - see the first [...]
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the help of the Lord, at the current 20th of March 2017, the total amount required for this need has already been completed and now we are in the process of transmitting the sum to the brethren and we hope the brethren will soon buy the generator and will send us the photos. (The Cameroonian brethren needed an electricity generator [...]
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the help of the Lord, at the current date of March 31, 2017, the brethren have already bought the Bibles and distributed them as you can see in the pictures below. (Liberia brethren needed Bibles, about 25 Bibles, 1 Bible costing $10) Total amount needed: $250; Total amount donated so far: $250; Amount still needed: $0; [...]
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the help of the Lord, on the current date of March 21, 2017, the Bibles have been already purchased and in the first 2 pictures below, you can see the purchased Bibles and in the third one how the brethren spread the Bibles for those who needed them. (Cameroon brethren needed Bibles, about 20 Bibles, 1 Bible costing $10). Total [...]
Dear brethren, we are glad that with the Lord's help, at the current date of March 21, 2017, the brethren in Ghana have already purchased the Bibles locally, and below you can see the pictures. (The brethren in Ghana needed Bibles, about 20 Bibles, 1 Bible costing $10) Total amount needed: $200; Total amount donated so far: $200; Still needed amount: $0; [...]