One Billion are Starving

19 June 2009 – The number of people on the brink of starvation is set to reach a record high of 1.02 billion – or one-sixth of the global population – in 2009, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projected today.
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=31197&Cr=hunger&Cr1

Is there not a spiritual war going on? Are not the demons using every weapon at their disposal to make the rich and spiritual blind, and to keep the poor poor and to keep people with no access to the gospel to continue to have no access to the gospel? Is not the gospel powerful? Will people not say “When were you hungry?” on judgement day?

Every believer should have a mixed financial portfolio to advance Kingdom Goals on our planet, which God has told Jesus to:

“Rule in the midst of your enemies” (Psalm 110:2)

and has given “All authority in heaven and earth” (Matt 28:18)
to Jesus.

Every Christian should have money designated for the war effort.
A good mixed portfolio should include both micro-loans to the world’s poor AND micro-gifts to the world’s missionaries who are preaching the gospel. This is not a situation where you give to the poor and not to the gospel or to the gospel and not to the poor. They are interlinked.

A missionary from Bangladesh recently found me on Facebook. Her name is Shiuly Baroi, and she lives in Bangladesh. I have talked to her on facebook, and she has sent me pictures and testimonies of successfully reaching college students for Christ.
I believe this couple is going to reach Bangladesh with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have decided to give them financial help. 

Her web site is give.ccci.org/give/View/2830774 or you can become her friend on facebook.

A good site to make microloans is http://www.kiva.org/

-Mark

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