He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
In our international missions and ministry work across the various nations, one of the practical ways of serving the local body of Christ as we network and form partnerships is to support local ministers (some of who are very poor) and their families financially and practically as they faithfully serve their churches and communities in ministry.
This support often involves - helping these ministers pay their children's school fees, paying their rent, buying them bicycles or motor bikes, helping them get married, starting income generating sustainable projects for them and in some cases helping them build their family home. Very often the basis of our support has been our ongoing relational partnership with them as well as a specific leading of the Holy Spirit as we see their economic situations and what they are faced with in the work of ministry the Lord has assigned to them.