I have for a long time now been looking up to God for financial intervention. And have as well made several efforts in the application of means towards the same (as noted on the recently published diary entry) – not only for subsistence but also to cater for ministerial project activities. Unlike back when one was yet a youth in Christ, applicable means do not appear to be much now. I am currently running a pay per click search engine marketing campaign for the Alms sub-ministry – in attempt to communicate the platform to potential saintly givers (as well as fellow needy saints out there). Saintly givers who may among others consider giving towards some of the personal as well as ministerial alms requests I have published on there.
In order to minimize so far as possible the chances of attracting ignorant professors of the Christian faith (especially givers), I amongst others labour to target special search keywords. Such as the names and book titles of renown fundamentalist men of God – renown men of generally biblical lives and works. Men like Jonathan Edwards, David Brained, John Wesley, D.L Moody, Charles G Finney, Charles Spurgion, Andrew Murray, Duncan Campbell, A.W Tozer, Leonard Ravenhill and a great many others. Assuredly gathering that individuals searching for these men must for the most part be earnest Christian disciples. While the ad gets several impressions per day, the click through rate is quite low and so is conversion sadly. Yes non of those who have clicked the ad have been able to consider giving so far – of cause for one of several possible reasons.
Well the Alms project came into being when I was brought to conclude that, while the concept of Christian crowdfunding indeed has a biblical position, that virtually all existing platforms touted as Christian-based appears to leave out weightier matters (of faith, holiness and sound doctrine) and that therefore funds changing hands on such platforms should not be God-honorable at all. And of cause this meant that I could not justify raising the needed funds with any of them either. But instead felt it my duty (for both the use of saints seeking to give or avail God-honorable relief online as well as vindicate the inception of the Alms project) to write up and publish reviews on each platform.
While going thus through some of them (so to ideally base my arguments on factual evidence), I get greatly overwhelmed at the massive amount of money available through some of these platforms. Which fact often brings me to reflect on my own money needs – how it seems they could be cleared within days of publishing an alms request with some of them. But many are bells indeed that either rings out ‘we are the world’s own’ or ‘we are undone’. Well one common allegation held against virtually all these platforms is failure to make efforts to inform potential givers who may be professing the Christian faith ignorantly (or be heretic) that they should be giving in vain if ever consider to give (Lest they think their act of giving as righteousness before God). Therefore campaigns hosted of these platforms are in danger of being gifted with vile money. And needy saints indeed must never seek relief regardless the source lest it be for their peace or souls. Therefore availing relief from carelessly operated platforms aught never to be an option.
Alluring the money indeed was but I by grace must know better – that I should resist unto blood and death even (if need ever should be). The LORD remember the these efforts through indeed made through his strengthening. In Christ Jesus’ name, Amen.