CRAIG KRAFT BLOG

$25

Dr. Craig Kraft / Wednesday, November 25, 2020

 

I don’t eat out very often, when I do, I usually try to eat at places that are “affordable.”  It is interesting to consider how much it costs to eat out.  I can easily spend twenty-five bucks on a nice dinner before including an appetizer or dessert.   

Canadians have the luxury of indulging in amazing foods from around the world.  The irony is that in many parts of the world, there is no such luxury nor the availability of food.  COVID-19 has impacted various parts of the world in different ways.  In India, it has shuttered businesses and left millions of people without daily wages or the ability to feed their families.

FREEDOM 25

Our partner in India usually focuses on training and equipping pastors and church planters.  Lately, these teams have had to refocus on relief work.  One team member in India ran a business with all of the proceeds directed toward the care and development of people who have been rescued from human trafficking.  The business was shut down due to the pandemic, but hundreds of women and children still needed food. 

Children, families, and individuals have found themselves in desperate times and they have been finding support, hope, and encouragement through our partners.  Over the past several months, food security has already been provided for over 6000 families with a total of 1.8 million meals.  One team member, in India, even sold his car to buy food for those who were in need.

Outreach Canada is helping.  We have already provided some financial assistance to our Indian partners, but we would like to invite you to help us do more, by joining our collaborative FREEDOM 25 project. 

What can $25 buy?

Consider the purchasing power of $25 dollars here in Canada.

  • A movie at the theater with popcorn and pop.
  • 4 or 5 large specialty coffees.
  • Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage
  • Game of Thrones season 8 on DVD
  • 5 family packs of Oreo cookies
  • 2 months of Netflix
  • Dinner for two at McDonalds

Freedom 25

Today in India, $25 will feed a family of five people for a full week!  Our team is providing simple but nutritious food supplies to families in need.  With your gift of $25 you can provide meals for a whole family for the week or for $100 you can provide for that family for a month.  We have good people on the ground who look after distribution to families or providing cooked meals for individuals, but without our help, they will run out of funds and food very soon.

Over the next few weeks, Outreach Canada is inviting you to help us care for some of the desperate victims of the COVID pandemic.  As we enter the holiday season, we will spend frivolously on gifts for family and friends or on our own pleasure.  Will you join us buy giving the gift of life sustaining food for an Indian family?

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Jesus (Matthew 25:40)

Please give today:

  • $25 will feed a family of five for a week
  • $50 will feed a family of five for two weeks.
  • $100 will feed a family for a month.

DONATIONS to this project are no longer being accepted.





An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice JOY An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice JOY

If you are like me, then you have days when it is hard to be joyful.  The pandemic has not made me ...
Read More..

An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice PEACE An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice PEACE

Peace. It can be hard to feel peace when the world around us is in such turmoil and uncertainty, bu...
Read More..

An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice HOPE An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice HOPE

Christmas will look different this year, but our Christmas celebrations can still be filled with ho...
Read More..

What will Christmas look like in 2020? What will Christmas look like in 2020?

Christmas is going to look different this year. But our Christmas celebrations can still be filled ...
Read More..

$25 $25

Consider the purchasing power of $25 dollars here in Canada: A movie at the theater with popcorn an...
Read More..

A Canadian Prayer for our American Neighbours on Election Day A Canadian Prayer for our American Neighbours on Election Day

A written prayer from Canada for our American Neighbours on Election Day 2020.  
Read More..

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Join us in praying this Sunday, November 1st, on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted...
Read More..
Visitors or Guests? How Warm is our Welcome?
One day our churches will reopen. As we prepare for that eventuality, churches would do well to discern the difference between treating newcomers as visitors or guests.
Read more...
Stretching out Christmas
If you are like me, you are wishing that we could hold on to Christmas a little bit longer.  I don’t want to take the tree down or put away the decorations.  Is it ok to sing Christmas carols and eat cookies for a ...
Read more...
An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice LOVE
The celebration of Christmas is the celebration of God’s love. Here are 3 suggestions to practice Love during the advent season. 
Read more...
An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice JOY
If you are like me, then you have days when it is hard to be joyful.  The pandemic has not made me feel joyful. Like hope and peace, we can choose to be joyful despite circumstances that are outside of our control. ...
Read more...
An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice PEACE
Peace. It can be hard to feel peace when the world around us is in such turmoil and uncertainty, but God wants us to experience his peace. Here are 3 suggestions to practice Peace during the advent season. 
Read more...
An Advent List: 3 Ways to Practice HOPE
Christmas will look different this year, but our Christmas celebrations can still be filled with hope, peace, joy, love.  Here are 3 suggestions to practice Hope during the advent season. 
Read more...
What will Christmas look like in 2020?
Christmas is going to look different this year. But our Christmas celebrations can still be filled with hope, peace, joy and love. 
Read more...
$25
Consider the purchasing power of $25 dollars here in Canada: A movie at the theater with popcorn and pop. Four or five large specialty coffees. Two months of Netflix. Dinner for two at McDonalds. Today, in India, $...
Read more...
A Canadian Prayer for our American Neighbours on Election Day
A written prayer from Canada for our American Neighbours on Election Day 2020.  
Read more...
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Join us in praying this Sunday, November 1st, on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. 
Read more...
What is The Church when it is not Meeting Publicly?
What does the church look like when no one is attending? Do we identify the church by the location, facility, staff, programs, and services?  If our understanding of the church is tied to these things, then the church m...
Read more...
Why Canada Needs Biblical Hospitality
Jesus demonstrated how one can balance the tension between pursuing holiness and being a friend of sinners, and he did it through hospitality. 
Read more...
Hospitality in the Early Church
Hospitality was one of the factors that led to the discipleship and rapid expansion of the early church. The second blog in the series "Understanding Hospitality in a Western Context", this blog takes a brief look at th...
Read more...
Hospitality in Scripture
Hospitality is a powerful practice with the potential to bring restoration and revitalization to souls in need.  It is a virtue, espoused in scripture, through God’s earliest interactions with the patriarchs right throu...
Read more...
Welcoming Strangers
A biblical understanding of how Christians should welcome strangers is imperative for our day.  How do we demonstrate love toward people who are very different from us?  We must learn how to see others the way God sees ...
Read more...
15 Suggestions for Today: A Response to COVID 19
Our world is changing by the minute. We are familiar with the stories of fear and panic, but I am encouraged to see people sharing positive stories about how people are helping each other in times of crisis. Here are 15...
Read more...
The Search for Meaning 2.0: Multiple Confirmations
Part 2.0 of The Search for Meaning. How should we pray when considering major life-changing opportunities? This is Craig's story of how God provided multiple confirmations to his family as they contemplated a move to Af...
Read more...
The Search for Meaning: 5 Simple Steps
5 Simple Steps to Search for God's Unique Purpose for your Life. How do we invite or search for a unique and life-changing opportunity to serve God? Finding our purpose in a changing world need not be complicated.
Read more...
A Season for Peace
We view Christmas as a season of peace, but does December really feel peaceful?  Jesus is referred to as the Prince of Peace. What does His peace look like in the midst of regular life, including the difficult time...
Read more...
What does Christmas Look Like?
I know the ideal Christmas looks different to each one of us. I wonder if God has an ideal image of Christmas that he wants to develop in our minds. For many, thoughts of Christmas involve family gatherings, f...
Read more...
Giving Thanks when Life Sucks
There are so many things that happen in our lives that just suck.  How can we give thanks when times are tough? Is it really God’s will that all these bad things happen in our lives? A simple understanding of how we can...
Read more...
Diaspora. Diaspor...what?
What is Diaspora? And how should this word affect our lives & ministry? Find out more about Diaspora, what it means, and what's new at Outreach Canada with what we believe is a very important area of ministry. 
Read more...
A Prayer for the Day After the Election
A Prayer for Canada after the Election... Our gracious and almighty Father, we praise you for your powerful presence in our lives and in our world.  We praise you for your faithfulness through all of time.  We prai...
Read more...
5 People You Might Want to Thank
We all have so much to be grateful for, but sometimes we get stuck in a routine of being thankful for the same things over and over. I would like to encourage you today to share your gratitude with these five people. Yo...
Read more...
This is my Story: Fisherman to Fisher of Men
Meet Craig Kraft. The Executive Director of Outreach Canada. This is his story... Growing up as a pastor’s kid seemed like a special privilege to me. I became a follower of Jesus at a very young age, and literally ...
Read more...
Our Big Thing
I am often asked to describe what OC is or what we do. It can be hard to describe, like the engine of a car. Our team is made up of a lot of different parts that work together to accomplish one big thing.
Read more...
From Risky Experiment to Great Success
In 2009, in response to its growing opportunites and challenges, One Challenge (OC) International took a big risk to respond to its growing international ministries. One Challenge International was founded in 1952 ...
Read more...
 

 

2 - 7201 72 Street Delta BC V4G 1M5