With the holiday season approaching, many churches throughout the U.S. are turning their attention toward international missions. Some are preparing for collection drives, and others are planning out their winter break mission trips. Tuesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Elli Oswald, ED of the Faith to Action Initiative shares that whatever the form of international aid, it’s critical for churches to give and serve responsibly--in a way that doesn’t cause unintentional harm to the local communities. But this can be easier said than done, and a growing number of people are coming to understand the importance of providing aid responsibly.
Financial pain creates some of the worst stress we ever experience because it is intertwined with our relationships, hopes, and dreams. It is especially hard during holiday seasons. On Tuesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley joins us to share an "Ask Chuck" question from a listener who made financial mistakes that led to a feeling of hopelessness and giving up. Chuck encourages this listener and all of us, knowing that we all make poor financial decisions at times, but there can always be hope for the days ahead.
Elli Oswald is the Executive Director of the Faith to Action Initiative. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Mission and Outreach at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, where she guided Bethany Community Church in various ministries to the poor and vulnerable in Seattle and around the world. Elli also served as the Children in Crisis Research and Communications Coordinator for World Vision International’s Child Development and Rights Technical Team, specializing in community-based care for children deprived of parental care.
Chuck Bentley is a graduate of Baylor University and the CEO of Crown Financial Ministries. He has traveled throughout the world teaching biblical financial principles to the affluent, middle class, poor, and ultra poor. He's the author of a number of books including Money Problems, Marriage Solutions: 7 Keys to Aligning Your Finances and Uniting Your Hearts, written with his wife Ann. They have been married since 1978 and have four sons and four grandchildren.
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