And as Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give”, the purpose here is to bring that principle into cyberspace, blessing God’s People, sharing the Good News, and extending God’s kingdom.
Praise God for the Internet. Thank you for visiting this site.
Let me tell you about how the Internet has opened up the world of missions to me, and how this site has evolved.
Some people may question the idea of being involved with missions over the internet. Some may think that the only way to help missions effectively is to go there in person.
It is true that being there connects you physically to a place with you senses. You can see for yourself, hear the sounds and the people talk, smell the aromas (which may not be all that pleasant), taste the food, and touch, feel and hug. But with a short mission trip, you cannot really get to know the individuals. You do not have the time to sit and chat and find out what makes them tick. You cannot always know the heart. But online, I have found that you can connect to people and know their heart first.
Of course, when you cannot see the person, he can pretend to be someone he is not. There is the risk of being involved with someone who is a fraud. But that can also happen in the “real” world. There are plenty of people who put on masks, even in church. Some we call them con-men. The religious ones, Jesus called them hypocrites.
However, we can find the true and genuine people in both the “real” world and online. A friend of mine, Stuart, in Uganda shared this advice:
“Online activity may be so enjoyable; but can as well be detrimental.
Most of us are so distant to each other and have not seen one another; we just depend on imaginations, belief and trust to try to understand what happens the other side.
So, Keep things simple.
For us believers, things are however good enough, if we are TRUE. The Lord Jesus, our Lord and Savior, the omni-present, knows everything. In our unseen interactions, His spirit will help us imagine the reality, not getting confused, if we ASK him.
I want to let you know that we are special, though different! No one else is like the other.
While we all pass through different situations, the man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Faith and good hope give you the courage, and God is overall.”
Stuart is among the true and genuine friends I have found in Africa.
I started networking with African friends in 2009 on a social network. I have made friends with a number of pastors and workers in East Africa, India, Pakistan and the Philippines, and I thank the Lord for their friendship. They have taught me much about faith in God. I have also learned much about their culture and the needs there. Over the time the Lord has helped me to discern those who are genuine and those who are not. Being burnt a couple of times by lying pastors has enforced that.
Today, I have a group of friends whom I know are genuine and have a real desire to minister to the poor and preach the gospel, but they often lack the resources.
Their desire is to eliminate both the physical and spiritual poverty. And this is what the Lord has placed on my heart, to provide a means for them to be able to become self-sufficient. And for this purpose the concept of Seeds2Sow Online has evolved.
The funds raised from this site go towards doing all that.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” – Jesus
(Luke 4:18-19, NKJ)