“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2
The love of Christ is fulfilled if we can honestly love one another. The invisible church loves God, and the fruit of that love is in each other. The visible church is community in fellowship, with each of those separate communities acting together. We become part of the Body of Christ by joining the body of believers. God alone can collect us all into the fullness of Christ. When we serve one another, it is our sure sign of fulfilling God’s command.
The whole body of Christ works to feed, clothe, house, encourage, support, and teach one another. We may prefer the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Anglican, Pentacostal, or any of dozens of other sects. We may be non-denominational, but our perfect love in God must show all believers to be our fellows or we risk falling away from the perfect body. We are called to “make disciples of all men and women.”
We often think of community as our own community. Of course we have a commitment where we live! But we also “take up a collection” and send out servants, because, “repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24: 47) Paul makes it clear that this generosity is more than a loving gift: “for I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened,” he wrote, “but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.” (II Corinthians 8: 13-14)
We who help from America are not a 501(c)3 corporation, so we do not solicit funds. Yet the needs are always there. We ask especially for prayer. If you are led to give, by all means do so, but our first request is always prayer, and more prayer.
One thing we do at DCF is the solid ministry of providing basic necessities to the poorest families. There can never be enough of that! Only when we train whole nations to be productive and frugal will we fulfill the law of Christ. Our own economy may be a struggle, but Uganda is desperate! In spite of a growing economy, so many of the poor are left behind, eager and willing to work, to feed their own families. Training disciples in Bible doctrine and giving them practical training for careers is our focus.
Before you consider sending us money, please stop and pray. Pray without ceasing. Pray for Emmanuel, for Uganda, and for the world.