God's people are at work all over the world. We know that's true, don't we? We write checks. We send our money to national and international Christian ministries to help with their work – work that we will never personally get to see carried out. But one of the greatest benefits of being a partner in 100 Shares is that we get the opportunity to see God's people at work right here in Tampa Bay.
Every year since becoming a part of 100 Shares, I have been privileged to go on site visits to the four ministries that are the finalists each year for our annual grant. I have been able to look in the eyes of the amazing men and women on the front lines right here in our area, touching the lives of people in all kinds of difficulties and hard places, touching the lives of young people with the truth of Jesus, reaching out to immigrants and prostitutes and people newly released from prison. I have been encouraged and uplifted to listen to these men and women speak passionately about the work they are doing, to shake their hands, and to pray for them. And so often, these are ministries that I didn't even know existed. But now I do. Now I can pray for them, tell others about them, even get personally involved if I choose to do so – because they are right here, not hundreds of miles away from me.
If you have never considered going on a site visit, let me tell you what a fabulous opportunity you are missing. 100 Shares is made up of generous women, and I know God blesses generosity in many ways. Let Him bless you in this way also. Go on a site visit.