We are called to live out the purposes of God’s kingdom seen in Jesus and shared in scripture. “I came not to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28 and Mark 10:45, cf., John 13:1-17); this is how Jesus describes His purpose. Service describes an obligation placed on us as members of His body: “Just as the Father has sent me, so I am sending you” (John 20:12). We live this out when we look at the people around us and by the power of God’s Spirit seek to address the needs we see. We are to love mankind (philanthropia) as God has loved us (Titus 3:4, Acts 28:2, Acts 27:3). This love can happen in many ways, but it is reflected most powerfully through feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, lifting up the lowly and downtrodden, encouraging the timid, supporting those who suffer injustice, and pursuing peace and reconciliation. Here are some of the ministries that we supported in recent years.