I hope this finds you well and living life to the fullest. This last year has been an exciting one, with a highlight being launching a nonprofit in November 2009. The purpose of this post is to let you know about my personal journey, the nonprofit, to ask for prayer and monthly support.
In 2004 I heard Gary Haugen of IJM speak, and God tugged at my heart to live a life of Kingdom Justice. When I asked Gary how I could work for IJM, he suggested I enter the Marines Special Operations division or become a lawyer and then come work for IJM. Now, I donâ€™t want to have to shoot anyone or go to Law School, so Gary suggested I help raise money for what they are doing. God had awaked my heart to His passion for justice, but my path toward a response was unmapped and unclear.
In the following years I continued to take small steps of obedience to live into this calling on my life. After years of small steps of obedience, I was ready to dive in deeper into an adventurous life of sacrifice and invite others to begin a journey of sacrifice themselves by partnering with me.
Though many people desire to engage and help those in need, there is often a paralysis that most of us experience as we begin to feel overwhelmed with the enormity of the needs around the world. Is there anything that we can really do? We often feel intimidated by the process of choosing from among the thousands of humanitarian organizations out there; we arenâ€™t sure what needs to address; we donâ€™t know if an organization is trustworthy.
This paralysis that often stops conviction from transforming into real action led me to seek the insights of business owners, church leaders, charity presidents and entrepreneurs around the country. This process birthed ThereIsEnough as a donation portal addressing the basic human needs of food, water, clothing, housing, health care and justice, as clarified by Jesus in Matthew 25. Six basic needs. One response.
ThereIsEnough.org makes food, fresh water, housing, clothing, health care and justice available to those in need by serving as a donation portal to support proven charities who address these basic human needs around the world. ThereisEnough.org decreases the duration of paralysis that can often lie between conviction and action by clarifying the most critical human needs and providing a simplified means of response. Donations to the site are given directly to the organizations that do the work.
Our team (Board of Directors, volunteers, volunteer design companies, etc.) and I launched ThereIsEnough in November of 2009, and I have been devoting an average of 20 hours a week to the organization. In March 2010 I went down to part time at my church as a worship pastor to devote more time to this work. I am currently running the nonprofit out of donated office space, and am overseeing and implementing our vision and goals. We are continuing to gain momentum, and raising more and more funds to address basic human needs on a global scale.
Starting something new is always difficult, and accomplishing Godâ€™s purposes in the world always meets resistance. I would greatly appreciate your prayers in this endeavor. If you would like to provide prayer support, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep you in the loop with prayer requests. Thank you so much.
My responsibilities as Founder and President of ThereIsEnough include overseeing the mission, vision, values, operations, and methodology of the organization; building partnerships; key spokesperson and fundraiser. Having surrendered part of my salary from my church earlier this year, I am now trying to raise support to replace lost income. We hope to have 50 people commit to $30/mo. or $50/mo. to support our administrative costs and my part time salary. Please consider supporting us for a two-year commitment at one of these two levels.
When $25 can feed one meal to 100 people, $14 can supply clean water for a year to three families, $5 can provide 2 pair of sandals to someone with no shoes, we can clearly see how small investments on our end can have massive impact on those who live in poverty. Please join our campaign to address basic human needs globally and show the love of Christ in very tangible ways. To make a one-time or monthly pledge, go to http://www.thereisenough.org today.
Secure and recurring donations can be made on our website. Simply visit http://www.thereisenough.org, click â€œGive Now,â€ enter an amount for â€œThereIsEnough Administrative Costsâ€ and click â€œMonthly Recurring.â€ Donations can be made with a major credit card or PayPal. If you pay by check, please note â€œAdministrative Costsâ€ in the memo line and mail to ThereIsEnough, PO Box 2245, Indianapolis, IN 46206. All donations are tax deductable. Thank you so much.
Thank you for taking the time to read through all of this, and for considering supporting me in this endeavor.
Adam J. Nevins