Most of you who have attended a Journey of Generosity saw one of our films about Pete Ochs. The Global Leadership Network’s site posted a new video that updates us on Pete, and on the prisoners — and former prisoners — he serves. You may want to have a handkerchief available. Well done, Pete, and we are rejoicing with you! http://d15greoaou1b27.cloudfront.net/YR/Pete%20Ochs/GV20190001/GV20190001-OchsPe-640×360.mp4 The two videos we share about Pete are below. We’re grateful to Pete for the way he listens and obeys Jesus. We pray that his stories lead all […]
1. You’re Called to be a Pastor. “Growing up, I was hoping to be a pastor and wanted to be a pastor,” says Joseph. “At our school fellowship, everyone was praying about what God was calling us to do. People were feeling calls to missions. My best friend got a clear calling and became a pastor for more than 30 years.” “But I didn’t get that call,” Joseph says. “I felt a bit lost. I never imagined that I’d be a businessman.” Joseph went on to spend 40 years in […]
Situation: “How can I know God will provide?” Whenever we give, we give by faith. We release some of what God has given us, trusting that He will continue to meet our needs. As Generosity Path spreads the biblical message of generosity in the developing world, friends in places like Ethiopia and Bangladesh have asked, “How can I know God will provide?” For this reason, we have an entire section that focuses on the “fears that keep us from giving.” Our friends in the UK have made a great film […]
1. Parents’ Example Sets the Course. “I grew up six hours due west of Sydney,” Paul says. “Our farm was 35 miles from the nearest town. We were an average family that went to church and were generous. The best example of generosity I had was from my parents. We were farmers and we didn’t have a whole bunch.” Paul recounts the story of a generosity miracle at the Bolte family farm. “One year we were going to harvest our crop and it was worth $60k. But then there was […]
For many radical givers, the “aha!” moment is when they realize that God owns it all. Malcolm Wood, an accomplished fund manager from Sydney, Australia, shares what he’s learned about stewarding others’ money. Thanks, Malcolm!
Couples often ask whether they should divide their giving between their two sets of passions, or whether they should strive to give together. Our friend Raja B. Singh, an accomplished chartered accountant from India, took a moment to share his views on this key question. Thanks, Raja!
1. Be Generous—or Your Spouse May Be Generous For You! “I was really mad about it,” says Aarav. He’s talking about the time, in 2009, that he first learned about tithing. He wasn’t mad that he had to give. “I felt I’d wasted so many years,” he says, “and I decided to do something about it.” Aarav brought his new revelation about tithing to his wife, Drishti. “She already knew and had been hiding money and giving it away!” he says. “It wasn’t going to a proper church, but […]
Situation: “Why should my friends give? What do I tell them?” “I want to share generosity with the youth, children, adults and even parents. When they ask ‘why give more?’ what do I say?” – Shadrach from Nigeria “How can I mobilize my friends around me to participate in dedication? What if they do not want to give?” – Li Wei from China Scripture: You were bought at a price. In 1 Corinthians 7:23, Paul reminds the Corinthians that they used to be slaves, but God paid a high […]
1. Atheists Can Be Big Givers “I became successful quickly,” says Imre. “I was an atheist then and I started a business in 1988 and I sold it in 1996 for millions of dollars. Most of the business leaders are happy when they have millions. That’s usually the end of the story.” Imre wondered what to do with his newfound wealth. “I was keen to make an effort to change society,” he says, “I believed that Hungary could be a successful European country, so I gave toward that. I was […]
Situation: How do I find a financial accountability partner? Terrence from London wrote that he’d been wrestling with for a while with the idea of financial accountability. “Apart from my wife, I simply don’t have anyone with whom I can discuss radical giving.” I love that Terrence wants to go deeper, and that he recognizes the need for accountability. How do we get there? Scripture: “It’s always better together.” My childhood pastor, Stu, served fought in the special forces. He was a biblical scholar and a massive man with […]