Call to action – Flood

Can I propose a fund in the name of Chathothvallamkulamfamily and dispersed through Kaviyoor Sleeba Church towards flood relief and renewal activities in and around Vallamkulam?

I’m sure everyone would have participated in some volunteering or done some donations already. But it is a good gesture to support the ancestral village in a collective way. The biblical parallel would be Apostle Paul’s outreach and fundraising among gentiles for the poor in Jerusalem.

“Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.”

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭16:1-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

http://bible.com/114/1co.16.1-4.nkjv

“Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us— see that you abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”

‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭8:1-9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A good article on the subject is found in this link.

Why Paul Collected and Delivered an Offering for the Jerusalem Church?

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Author: Alex Abraham

Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Black Belt. Passionate about productivity, efficiency, Lean Transformations in companies/ personal life/ communities. Born in Vallamkulam, India. After graduating from the Government Engineering College, Trichur started as Scientist at Vikram Sarabhi Space Centre (VSSC), Trivandrum, India in 1985. Post graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 1991. Left VSSC and India in 1996. Worked in Bahrain, Ethiopia, Oman. Settled in Winnipeg, Canada since 2010. Since 2003, involved in Production Management, Quality and Lean Applications in various industries.

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