He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 ESV
The Wheatland Mission is full of generous people. I am reminded of our trip to Haiti this past year when Paul Riley and I delivered over 7o pairs of shoes to the children there. You had two weeks to bring the shoes before our trip. Way to go. Upon our return we took up a collection to provide food and supplies to the orphanage in Fedja. Again, way to go.
One can read almost any passage of Scripture and discover that God cares very much about the poor, the disenfranchised, the down and out, the widow, the orphan, and those at the bottom of the heap. Since God cares, so should we. And, to be quite honest, I know Wheatland cares and am proud of that fact.
Our Justice and Mercy Team is now in place in order to help us become more intentionally generous. It is great that generosity comes naturally to us. The Justice and Mercy team will Wheatland be disciplined in our giving thus allowing our generosity to be a natural and normal part of our life as a community. This team will enable us to thoughtfully give at least 10% of our church’s income to ministries that serve the poor and those without Christ, both locally and around the world.
Laura Murfin, Michele Thiessen and Kelly Hayes have all agreed to serve on this team. Their combined experience in both long and short term mission trips, working with those who are in need within our own country, and a passion for those who are different than us will serve as an important resource in their work.
If you have a missionary or ministry, both local or abroad, that you would like Wheatland to support you can send the following information to one of the members of this team for review. After reviewing the information they will decide if Wheatland should support that specific ministry. After approval by the financial team and the board then that support, either long term or one time, can be provided.
Here is what you need to share with the team:
- The name of the mission/missionary/ministry which you want to support.
- The nature of the work that they do and where they do it.
- Is the request an ongoing one or one time only?
- What connection does the ministry have to Wheatland, if any?
- How much of the money goes to administrative costs vs. original purpose?