Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
As Christians, we turn to God in times of fear and uncertainty as we do in times of joy and celebration. Please join us as we pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and show us how to face the challenges of this season. It seems we have definitely moved into a new era of world history - and this is a time for a great Harvest for Christ.
Jesus said, “Open your eyes and look at the fields. They are ripe for harvest .”(John 4:35).
Would you pray with us that the Lord would call forth more workers to help us in this particular harvest field? (Matthew 9:38)
We have an incredible opportunity to serve international families from all around the globe. As you can imagine, many of those we serve are concerned about their loved ones back in their home countries as the lockdown has already disproportionately hurt marginalized communities due to loss of livelihood and lack of food, shelter, health, and other basic needs.
During this season of ministry, we are taking full advantage of technology to continue our weekly Bible studies for international men and women online and English class online as well. Friendship Partners are staying connected and are encouraging students who are here and have returned home. We are interacting with many personally through phone calls and Facebook. We are thankful for the opportunity to expand our outreach using technology, as it has opened the door for others to be invited!
Here's Two Ways You Can Give Hope To Local International Families During COVID-19.
1) Send a prayer, scripture or note using our form below. We are collecting all of these notes and will share with the international families we serve. It will be a great encouragement to them!
2) Make a financial gift in honor of #GivingTuesdayNow to IFM. Your giving allows us to serve 250+ international children, women and men through Women and Men's Bible Study, Art's Academy, Friendship Partners, English as a Second Language and Family Ministries.
Thank you for joining us to give hope!