Elders Establish COVID-19 Benevolence Fund

Dwell elders have set up a COVID-19 crisis benevolence fund. Here's their statement about how it will be used:

Given this unfortunate COVOID-19 crisis, we are seeing increasing levels of shut down. Some of our members have already lost jobs, are facing economic hardship, and there is likely more to come. It appears this will continue to worsen for a time, and we all hope for the economy to rebound. Unfortunately, this means some of our dear brothers and sisters who already face financial instability will be hard-pressed and in great need.

In the New Testament, the church took care of the poor financially --especially those belonging "to the family of faith" (Galatians 6:10). These individuals were often orphans and widows, whose families were unable to take care of them (1 Timothy 5:8). As a result, we would like to organize a collection for the poorest members of our church, similar to what the early church did during the famine that ravaged the entire Roman world (Acts 11:27-30). The elders are opening a designated fund to help them.

For those of us who have job security and have been blessed with great resources from God, we should all prayerfully consider digging a little deeper during this difficult time. May God grow us to become more like the Macedonians, and even more so, like his Son: "For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints, and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God." (2 Corinthians 8:3-5).

Here is the link to donate: https://member.dwellcc.org/page/186?AccountIds=159