Dear Friends of the Mordecai Project:
We’ve all heard about Black Friday—a day that our country devotes to shopping. But did you know that Tuesday, November 27, is Global Giving Tuesday? It’s a special day set aside to encourage charitable giving—and a reminder that Jesus told us in Acts 20:35: “It is better to give than to receive.”
I recently read an article about the benefits of giving. Even secular researchers have now proven that generosity is healthy! Author Jayson Bradley lists the benefits like this:
- Giving gives your life meaning.
- Giving makes you look at your resources differently—because people who give see their resources as opportunities!
- Giving makes you content with what you have. And contentment is a blessing!
- Giving makes you healthy. In 2012 a secular psychologist found that people who volunteer or live unselfishly actually live longer!
- Giving makes God happy! We are told in 2 Corinthians 8:1 that God loves a cheerful giver.
- Giving is contagious. When you are generous it makes others want to give as well!
As you prepare for the Christmas holiday, I want to encourage you to remember those who are less fortunate. The Mordecai Project focuses on bringing the love and healing of Jesus to those who are abused and marginalized by gender-based violence. We are helping women and girls in India, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and many other nations around the world—because Jesus cares about the downtrodden. And this year we were able to take the message to Central Asia as well the Middle East!
Above you can see a woman receiving prayer during one of our many conferences in Latin America. Because of the generosity of our donors, I have been able to go to so many places to share the life-changing truth that Jesus can heal an abused heart. I have also been able to minister to countless men who struggle with a tendency toward violence. Marriages and families have been saved and healed through the power of the gospel.
This year my heart is heavy because we have identified so many projects that need funding—in Sri Lanka, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Pakistan and Kenya. We have shelters to build, and programs to launch that will rescue and protect women and girls. I promise your gift, no matter how small, will make a huge difference in many lives. And we are so close to finishing our projects in Peru and Guatemala. Below you can see that we are about halfway to completion of Casa de Emanuel in Tarapoto, Peru! This will be the first domestic violence shelter for women in that region!
The women in the photo below are from Tanzania. All of them were horribly abused by men and then abandoned—many of them now with small children to raise. We hope to fund a shelter in the city of Iringa that will bring hope to a desperate community.
Please pray with us for the needed funds for our Phase One projects. If you’d like to give to our work, just click on the “Donate” button below to give online, or mail your check to The Mordecai Project, P.O. Box 2781, LaGrange, GA 30241. All gifts are tax-deductible.
We love you and appreciate your commitment to us.
Lee and Deborah Grady
The Mordecai Project
P.O. Box 2781
LaGrange, GA 30241
The Mordecai Project is a Christian ministry devoted to empowering women, confronting abuse and transforming nations through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
All gifts are tax-deductible. Secure online donations can be made at our website themordecaiproject.org/donate
Checks can be made out to The Mordecai Project and mailed to:
The Mordecai Project / Bold Venture Ministries
P.O. Box 2781
LaGrange, GA 30241:
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