I recently had the opportunity to share some of my story with Alexander Laurin on his podcast – The Podcaster's Life.
Here's a little of what he wrote up about it.
Bryan Entzminger serves people who desperately want to see the Kingdom of God active on earth as it is in heaven. By sharing stories and resources from missionaries, ministry leaders, and church planters he highlights what God is doing on the Earth, encourage the body of Christ at large, and provide valuable resources.
It's great to get to talk with more people about what's going on and my hope is that it was valuable for his audience and helped him connect with people.
I'd love it if you could take a minute to check it out and share it as well.
If you've been looking for a way to help people in need and to have a more personal connection, DonorSee might be the answer for you.
I heard about this a couple of weeks ago on the Bad Missionary Podcast. It's a fairly new podcast on my list but I listen regularly and enjoy it.
Anyway, Gret (the missionary) is in the process of launching DonorSee. I think it's probably the perfect blend of micro-giving, personal connection, and built-in accountability.
What is DonorSee anyway?
It's an app. A platform. A way to connect with people in need. People who missionaries and aid workers know have needs. And to help fund what they need.
It could be $30 for medicine. Or $200 for the wood to make pews for a church. Or any number of other things.
The small projects. The overlooked people. The opportunities to come together and make a powerful difference in the Kingdom. And in somebody's life.
And what makes it cool is that, because it's a platform, not a huge organization, you can hear back about what's going on. Personally. From the aid workers and missionaries.
You might see a video or a photo of them receiving the medicine they needed. Who knows?
And because the updates are provided directly by the missionaries and aid workers, there aren't any long delays. No form letters.
Not that there's anything wrong with those. But if you want to be able to make a significant difference for a small amount of money, know that the needs are real, and to hear back about what's going on, DonorSee is probably for you.
We tried it out.
We've been teaching my daughter about money. One of our friends gave us a Dave Ramsey piggy bank (it's called something else). She's been saving, spending, and giving.
Well, she wanted to help. So we took some money of ours, put it together with what my daughter had saved (to give), and made a donation.
We didn't cover all of the need. But we covered the last few dollars.
And now we're invested.
It's not about the money
At least not for us. Not right now.
Because we've put a little of our treasure with this little girl, a little of our hearts goes with it. We care a little more. And we have an opportunity to live our faith in front of our children.
And – yes – to make a difference in the life of a little girl who needs some medicine.
And maybe to glorify God a little.
Check out DonorSee
Take a minute to check out DonorSee. Visit the website at DonorSee.com. Download the DonorSee app and at least check it out.
And give them a like on Facebook.
Are you looking for a way to engage your neighborhood with Christ's love? Consider downloading the 30 Days of Praying Through the Neighborhood guide from The Navigators.
I first heard of this from the Missions Catalyst newsletter, put together by Marti Wade. I downloaded the guide and I think you might want to as well.
In a recent letter home, some friends serving in the Muslim world not only invited readers to pray for Muslim friends and Muslims around the planet (as we do each time Ramadan rolls around) but also offered a helpful 30-day prayerwalking guide we can use as we seek to be Christ’s ambassadors close to home, no matter who our neighbors are.
Prayerwalking, as my friends wrote, is a great way “to pray and engage with the community where God has placed you and to gain a sense for why he might have you just where you are (see Acts [17:26]-27).”
Source: Prayerwalking your neighborhood
This is from the #NoPlaceLeft website. You'll notice the 3 Circles in chalk on the ground. Very cool idea!
Annual Mayfest/Blue Dome Arts Festival in Tulsa – They let people do chalk drawings all over the square in the middle of downtown Tulsa.
Source: NoPlaceLeft International Site | #NoPlaceLeft Tulsa
This is a powerful episode of the Global Missions Podcast.
It's not always easy for missionaries to return to their home church. Listen to discover 5 ways that home churches can prepare and help them to re-enter well.
Neal Pirolo shares with us what a great impact a church can have on the effectiveness of missionaries when they play an active role in a missionary's transition from the field to their home assignment. We learn about practical things we can do to help our missionaries re-enter well and what things the church should be doing to prepare themselves for their missionary's return.
Source: » 027: How to Care for Returning Missionaries