Throughout the year there are many options for you to donate to. Most people wait until the end of the year to donate because they would like a tax deduction. That is understandable. Sarah Jane Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit entity. Consider giving...let me tell you my story.
For several months, a couple followed me through social media. They wanted to teach women about God and thought they would attend a church service if they provided a meal for them and their families. This couple is in a small village in Pakistan; I know this sounds shady but keep reading. These women, in this country, are not permitted to attend church without their husbands. Some are widows, some are single, and some have husbands that do not believe in God. There is a large number of women that do not attend church for these reasons. This couple reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to head a church to preach the gospel, and the wife would translate for me.
We wanted to grow a ministry, through food, to further His kingdom. Each week it costs money to purchase the meals, the wife cooks them, and the husband places them in to-go containers for each family while I preach. Every Saturday, at 6 am MST, which is 5 pm in Pakistan, I preach to villages via Zoom.
Each week around 150 women and children have been fed through this ministry. We have purchased many things to support their growth. We bought a new pair of shoes for each child for Christmas. For the women, we purchased non-perishable food for the women's pantries for Christmas, chairs for them to sit on during service as they were all sitting on the floor, and building materials to expand the church building to accommodate more attendees. At Easter, we purchased non-perishable food for each family's pantry and beginning readers for the children.
Some of these women do not know how to read, so we will be purchasing iBibles for each to hear the word electronically next year. Meals will continue to be supplied, and we will finish expansion on the building.
There are currently three villages in Pakistan attending via Zoom, and three ministry leaders from other countries are attending to grow their ministries in the countries of Africa, India, and Pakistan. An additional, very remote, village attends once a month because the translating couple drives out there to use their electronic device so they can hear a sermon and receive a meal. We have six other villages that would like to attend, increasing the need for financial support for meals.
Please consider giving into this ministry, you will receive an end-of-the-year giving statement, because it is a beautiful way to be the hands and feet of Jesus. He met physical needs, not just spiritual ones.