Before you give . . .

Giving can be fun and rewarding, but we need to use wisdom in making giving decisions.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Ministry Watch is an organization that collects lots of information about hundreds of charities. They also have “Donor alerts” to warn people of problematic ministries, such as Benny Hinn’s (shocking!). Here are some of the areas they cover:

  • Mission
  • History
  • Leadership
  • Efficiency ratings
  • Comments that supporters and critics make
  • Financial statements

They seem to be very careful, accurate and unbiased. This organization can help you be a good steward with all God has blessed you with.

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