2017-11-15 / Church

Cloverdale Church of Christ donates to those in need

Many people have a desire to help those that have lost so much in the way of homes and belongings due to the recent hurricanes. It is not always easy to know the best way to donate funds. The Cloverdale Church of Christ has partnered with two groups, for several years that we feel best handle the monetary donations.

The Cloverdale Church of Christ donated $8,000 to help the hurricane victims. The funds were sent to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief organization. This nonprofit group, that is located in Nashville, Tenn., has been in operation since 1990 and distributed more than $124 million in emergency supplies in response to over 425 disasters in 44 states.

The reason for the success of this group is due to the large number of volunteers with as many as 300 volunteers or more from local congregations. More than 85 percent of every donated dollar goes directly to disaster victims. (www.disasterassistancecoc.com)

A few weeks prior to this, the Cloverdale congregation also sent $5,000 to The Eastern European Mission to help provide Bibles in the area of the Ukraine. It is also a non-profit organization that strives to furnish Bibles, completely free of charge to individuals, schools, libraries, prisons, and orphanages and supported by benevolent donations of individuals from around the world. In 2016, there were 747,382 Bibles distributed.(www.eemeurope.org)

The desire of the church of Christ is to spread God’s message in the most efficient way and we feel these two organizations fulfill that need.

As stated in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” the Cloverdale church prayerfully strives to support those that are carrying the Word to other nations and here in the United States. By having no debt, other than normal expenses, we seek to use God’s money to further spread His Word. More than 60 percent of the contribution is used to help missionaries in six different areas as well as supporting preaching school students and two children’s homes in Indiana.

The location of the church is 155 North Main St., Cloverdale, Indiana, 765-795-6233. The church invites any and all who would like to visit and worship.

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