Ministries Close to My Heart
I am a World Vision Child Ambassador and have been for about 5 years now. I’m one of those people who try to encourage you to sponsor a child! The first child I sponsored was a boy who was born the exact day as my grandson. I want that young man to have the best life possible. Just like his counterpart here. It’s fun to watch these boys a world apart grow up!
I love this ministry run by Jarrid Wilson and his wife Juli. Jarrid is a pastor at a church in Southern California and struggled with depression and anxiety for years. He started this ministry to shed light on mental health in the Christian community and provide resources for those suffering. Since I’ve had these same issues for as long as I can remember, this ministry is a sweet blessing to me. Update: Jarrid took his own life on September 9, 2019. He’s with Jesus and out of pain now.
Nabeel was a special man who’s book changed my life. He was raised Muslim and converted to Christianity while in college. His book “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” came out in a 3rd edition in September 2018. Nabeel passed away in September of 2017 from stomach cancer.
The Immigration Coalition is exactly what it sounds like. It was started by Rondell Trevino in response to our current immigration crisis in this country. Jesus says to care for immigrants. I can’t say we’re doing a great job of that right now…
This is a ministry to women in crisis pregnancies. There is NOTHING these women need that this ministry doesn’t provide. Including love and care. It’s amazing and wonderful.
Taking Jesus seriously, the members of our church do some incredible things to help ‘the least of these’ in Columbus Ohio. Including tutoring in the schools and cleaning up the schools themselves. It’s a blessing. God must smile at that!