How to ask for alms

Getting setup to potentially start receiving alms from fellow saints who perceive your needy cause is relatively easy
Step 1: Request Submission

Kindly submit your help request by completing and submitting the help request form. Detailing out your evangelical needy situation - which can either be one that directly or otherwise promote the propagation of the Gospel or one that is plain philathropic but with scriptural backing. Also do kindly remember to write a brief faith bio as this should help commend your case.

Step 2: Request Review

We then aim to candidly go through each submitted cause prior to publication. This is solely to ensure that only causes that demonstrate potential to redound to the glory of God through Christ (once given to) are fostered. We may email back to ask for more information. And as much aim to email back with reasons for every unsuccessful submission.

How to give alms

While giving may indeed be as simple as picking a help request and then click to give to it, we must recommend that givers proceed as per the below.
Step 1: Heart-Searching

Because God-honorable charity giving does not constitute only in the act of giving but also in the giver's standing with God, givers are encouraged to be always satisfied that they have a lively relationship with God. For more on this, do kindly see this FAQ.

Step 2: Picking & Giving

Once satisfied that your overall standing is consistent with that of an evangelical Christian - and thereby are acceptable with God, you can then proceed to peruse through the published requests to find and give to one you feel led to.

Useful Asking and Giving Notes

Notes for Givers

  • The platform allows alms campaigners to post updates, whenever application, on how circumstances around the subject under requested may have changed since publication. Once added, the requests' image is marked with an orange ribbon with the text 'Has updates' and an updates tab also appears next to Story description.
  • A considerate giver may contact the alms request's author directly for clarity or to find out any more information they may feel should help them best decide. To do this, click on 'See full bio.' on any request's main page.
  • While we are committing to ever labour to publish only evangelical-seeming requests, it remains the saint's sole responsibility to make final gifting decisions.
  • It as well remains the saint's discretion to decide on how much to give to any considered request - whether little or more.
  • The platform is as well looking to depend entirely on alms given to it without levying a cent from funds given to it's users. Each giver therefore shall be presented with a chance during checkout to decide whether they would consider gifting anything to the platform ministry as well.

Notes for the Needy

  • Submitted requests shall remain unpublished until reviewed.
  • Kindly consider completing your bio details as this should help better commend your cause to potential givers.
  • It's recommend that alms campaigners add applicable updates using the Update button under dashboard as often as need may be. This should help potential givers keep abreast of facts surrounding your under requested cause .
  • Individuals submitting help requests do not necessarily have to be the ones in need. However each need does have to be biblically justifiable. This is indeed not to say that only Gospel related requests are welcomed - but that requests can be philanthropic as well (for both believers and pagans in need).
  • Saints shall do well to remember that a man can receive no good thing except it be given him from above. And thus to therefore further note that the platform by no means aim to overwrite providence. But to merely be an instrument through which prayers may be answered and graces and mercies shown. Because lack of instrumentality/vessels has, from Scriptures, often proven to be a valid hindrance even in cases where the LORD may will to grant.

About The Ministry

Alms is a sub-ministry of the likeChrist Ministries and seeks to present a global evangelical Christian alms giving  or crowdfunding platform  – particularly before Christian givers who wishes to ensure that their alms are God honorable as well as needy Christians who care about the cleanness of funding/relieves they receive.

We find the doctrine of alms giving taught and the act generally encouraged as virtuous through out the Holy Scriptures. Now while the concept of group collection (or crowdfunding) is commonly adopted for projects or ventures, we find it essentially fulfilled as well in the Holy Scriptures when a collection was made for poor saints in Jerusalem (Romans 15:26) among few other occurrences.

Despite that we believe this resource type can be a great means to many evangelical alms giving ends, there is evident gall of destitution on existing professed Christian crowdfunding platforms. Yes every one encountered seemed to be leaving out weightier matters – of faith, grace and holiness. Appearing more like synagogues of the ignorant  than virtuous members of the body of Christ. For more information on what the likeChrist Ministries at large is about, kindly refer here. As well as read the fuller story here.

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