Doing The Lord’s Work
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that originally started with providing micro-loans to people in developing nations to give them an opportunity to improve their financial situation and become self-sufficient. 100% of donated money goes directly to the borrower. All operating costs are covered by the leadership of our organization.
“…It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
We now have 5 missions built around this original micro-loan, self-sufficiency, concept based on the love of Jesus. As a Christian organization we are constantly looking for opportunities to get the Bible into every hand and to support others in their faith. This has lead us to the distribution of Bibles, building of churches, and hosting of men’s conferences. Our newest mission is a local project caring for people in central Texas at the end of life. Our Future Hospice House will give patients and their families a place to die in the comfort of a home setting surrounded by those committed to faith, hope and love. To support this project we are opening a Resale Shop in January of 2022 in Robinson Texas
How We Do It
You donate a Micro-Loan
Your donation of $20-50 supports one loan. The most common model our friends have selected is $500 which purchases 10 goats or a similar business to make money for an impoverished person in a developing nation. 100% of the donation money goes to the recipient of the loan. None of it goes to the foundation. We run our expenses out of our own individual pockets. Part of our own giving is to run this charity and cover expenses for those who give to support our projects. We believe that giving is a team sport. Like so much in the Christian life, giving is more joyous and fun when it happens together.1
We deliver a goat (or a loan)
The borrower receives the goat (or loan) and this allows them a chance to use the milk and to breed the animal for offspring. Most importantly, it gives them a means of a stable income.
They pay the loan back
We expect each of our recipients to repay the loan back to the foundation to fund yet another donation. This gives accountability and a sense of accomplishment to the recipient. This is empowering- this isn’t just another handout. It’s using capitalism to help people help themselves out of poverty.
Carlyle Schlabach, MD gave us this model in the beginning of our mission. “Don’t give a man a fish, don’t just teach a man to fish, teach a man how to teach a man how to fish.”
“Take the teachings that you heard me proclaim in the presence of many witnesses, and entrust them to reliable people, who will be able to teach others also.”
2 Timothy 2:2 GNB
To share the love and word of Christ by meeting a person’s spiritual and physical needs through the use of micro-loans, Bible distributions and church building, while promoting ‘Sustainable Christian Community Development’.
We do all our giving through personal, trusted relationships, with friends of friends, similar to the giving lessons from the New Testament. All funds move through trusted hands. This helps to forge new partnerships and new relationships among His children. We work with local churches which allows us to meet needs coupled with spiritual accountability.1
“The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brother and sisters living in Judea. This they did, sending their gifts to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.” Acts 11:29-30 NIV
We believe these principles separate us from other charitable organizations. We know there is a huge element of fear – fear of being conned, being defrauded, being ripped off. That is a big stumbling block for people not to give.1 By working with our close friends and with our leadership fully funding 100% of our organization costs, we try to minimize risk as much as possible.
“For God so loved the world that He gave…”
John 3:16a NIV
“We know what real love is because Jesus gave…So we also ought to give…”
1 John 3:16a NLT
1 Joy Giving, by Cameron Doolittle (2018)