God’s gift of grace and forgiveness were meant to change your life. The Bible has plenty of verses that describe God’s call to His followers. Here are just a few:
– Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, <sup class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit -Matthew 28:19
–Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after <sup class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>orphans and widows <sup class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. -James 1:27
One of the best ways to get going with your call is to join an organization that has a similar mission as you. That way, you can find out about the mission needs, learn the ropes of the ministry, and confirm your calling. Then, you can choose to get involved deeper with this organization, or go and start your own project! Here are some of the ministries that we believe are working effectively for God’s kingdom. If you know of a ministry that should be on this list, e-mail Girlz4Christ@yahoo.com!
Amazima Ministries has feeding, vocational, medical, and educational programs in addition to orphan care. You can sign up to be a child sponsor, buy jewelry from the vocational program, support the feeding program, or read Kisses from Katie, written by the girl who founded Amazima! http://www.amazima.org
Answers in Genesis proves the validity of the Bible in a variety of ways, including their Creation Museum and upcoming Ark Encounter. You can help them while witnessing to your friends and solidifying your faith by visiting their attractions or using their educational materials. http://www.answersingenesis.org/
Cry of the Orphan informs us of the startling statistics and needs of orphans and foster children worldwide. They offer interested people like you the opportunity to join their prayer vigil or using their wealth of resources to impact the lives of orphaned children. http://cryoftheorphan.org/
Ellie’s Run for Africa is a fundraiser to help impoverished children in Africa break the cycle of poverty by obtaining education, food, and a roof above their head. If you live in the Nashville area, you can participate in the annual run, but if you don’t live near Nashville, you can still help by promoting the event or becoming a “Hero”. https://elliesrun.org/
Every Orphan’s Hope wants every child to be able to experience family. Their work in Zambia, Africa has allowed dozens of orphans to live in homes headed by a widow now known as “Mama”. If you sponsor a child for $27 a month, 100% of your money will go toward you child’s care and you will be connected with your child and a community of other sponsors. http://everyorphan.org/
Girlz 4 Christ Magazine obviously wants to get girls involved in ministry, that’s why we publish this website, social media, and a magazine full of devotionals, lifestyle advice, and inspiration for following your call in ministry. You can help Girlz 4 Christ by donating, gifting subscriptions to friends, or using your talents to write, photograph, or edit for us!
Gospel for Asia utilizes native missionaries to reach their Asian neighbors in the name of Christ. You can fund missionaries’ training and projects, volunteer with GFA, or learn more about the need for native missionaries through their free resources.
Gracie Schram is a teenage girl who ministers through her music, and then donates her proceeds to help orphaned and needy children around the world. You can join Gracie’s ministry by buying her music, scheduling her for a performance, or donating directly to her current goal of building an orphan home.
I Am Second demonstrates that God is First through testimonies of famous Christians and witnessing outreaches. You can get involved by volunteering at an event near you, using their Street Team tools, buying and using their gear, or going global on one of their Expeditions.
Pure Freedom encourages girls to live their lives primarily for the Lord and nothing else. This ministry by Dannah Gresh offers age-appropriate conferences for tweens, teens, and moms. If you can’t attend a conference, you can still benefit from their library’s worth of books and video curriculum.
Set Apart Girl is a great place to grow in Christ and learn practical ways to take action and live your life for God. Author Leslie Ludy gives some great advice on how to make a difference in your day-to-day life as well as how to follow your calling to care for global needs like orphans, poverty, and human trafficking.
Voice of the Martyrs realizes the fact that so many countries in today’s world still make Christianity illegal and unbearable. They provide relief to persecuted Christians around the world, and you can help by donating money to their various projects, writing to imprisoned Christians, or pray for the needs outlined in their monthly newsletters.
World Vision has the goal to build a better world for children in need by providing basic life necessities like food, clothing, and education. You can choose to sponsor a child on a monthly basis, or give one of the many life-changing gifts in their gift catalog.
Wycliffe realizes that there are 350 million people in the world who do not have a Bible in their language. To change this, they send out missionaries to these unreached people to learn the language, teach literacy, and eventually translate the Bible verse-by-verse. Wycliffe’s website is full of resources of how they can use your prayers, time, and financial donations to further the Word of God.