When Christmastime rolls around, you might see volunteers standing on the street corners, ringing bells next to a red kettle. You might be inundated with mailers from charities seeking year-end donations.
Whether it’s during the holiday season or any time of year, how do we instill in our families the Christian principle that it is more blessed to give than to receive? (Acts 20:35)
Here are five ideas to get you started:
April 27, 2018
Contact: Nancy Nguyen, Founder & President
Agape Fish Fund
WESTMINSTER, CA—Agape Fish Fund is pleased to receive the 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, which demonstrates our commitment to transparency. This is the second year in a row we have earned the Gold Seal. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.
Commitment to Transparency
In order to get the Gold Seal, Agape Fish Fund shared and updated important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Find us on GuideStar at: www.guidestar.org/profile/81-3407033.
About Agape Fish Fund
Agape Fish Fund is a Christian 501(c)(3) US non-profit organization founded in 2016 in California. Our mission is to support kingdom ministries in East Asia to impact the world as Jesus commissioned. The ministries we partner with share our values—wanting to help impoverished children and families in practical and holistic ways, which includes improving their quality of life and helping them know Jesus more. Our goal is to connect individuals, communities, and churches in the West with these promising Christian poverty alleviation ministries in East Asia.
GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2016, its database provided information on 2.5 million organizations. GuideStar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
Agape Fish Fund Earns a Gold Seal of Transparency
Village: Hman Daw
Father: Deceased (2010)
Mother: Deceased (2015)
Biak is an 8-year-old boy who comes from the village of Hman Daw in Burma. His father was a drug addict who had HIV and died in 2010. His mother also had HIV and died in December 2015. There was nobody to take care of him.
Village: Mai Nuai
Father: Deceased (2014)
Mother: Imprisoned (2015)
Thian is a 9-year-old girl who comes from the small village of Mai Nuai in Burma. Her father died in a car accident in 2014. Her mother was doing illegal business with heroine, and in 2015 she was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Thian cried and went to her church pastor for help.
What could be done to help these orphans in Burma?
In April 2016, Rev. Thang learned about Biak. He went to the village and brought him home. In May 2016, Thian’s pastor called Rev. Thang and asked him to take her in. The orphanage was established that month to meet the needs of children like these. One by one, Rev. Thang took in 11 orphans in 2016. And he hopes to care for 4 more in 2017.
More than Just Funding
Benefits for Donors
- Convenience: You have a “one-stop shop” for donating to multiple ministries.
We offer a centralized platform for you to support several different ministries at a time.
- Peace of Mind: You know your donations arrive in the right hands.
We provide impact reports to show how your dollars were used to help people in need. We even travel to the field to follow up with the ministries and ensure faithful financial stewardship.
- Invest in Ministry Growth: You help ministries that are still maturing.
You’re probably familiar with those big-name, well-established ministries. But there are numerous lesser-known ministries that are doing meaningful work and need more support. Those are the ones we partner with. We identify and screen these promising ministries to ensure they are credible and impactful.
Setting aside their daily agendas, their workaday lives—and even their own appetites—they followed Him up the mountain that day. All 5,000 of them.
Jesus knew they were starving. And not just spiritually. He knew that their stomachs were growling in ravenous demand.
So he accepted the humble offering from a little boy—the simple meal of five barley loaves and two fish. He gave thanks, and the disciples distributed the food.
It was a free, all-you-can-eat fish and bread buffet for 5,000 hungry people. And after everyone was stuffed, they still had 12 baskets of leftovers.
That’s the kind of God we serve.
Read about the life-changing stories on the mission field.
About Agape Fish
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