I give to the people standing on street corners.
But instead of money, I try to meet a need.
A few summers ago, the kids and I started making John 3:16 bags. They were simply large ziplocs with a bottle of water, a pack of trailmix, and a Bible with a personal note.
We decorated the outside of the bags with the John 3:16 message. “For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.”
We kept the bags in the car so that when we saw a person asking for help we could quickly roll down the window and hand them one.
In the winter, we include hats and scarves as well.
How do you like to help?
Are the John 3:16 bags something you’d like to try? It’s pretty easy! And you can personalize the bags with other items that will help and encourage. I usually include a very simple Bible reading plan that points them in the right direction. (such as beginning with the Gospels)
One of my favorite low cost Bibles to include is the NIV Outreach New Testament. You can order them here:
The less expensive the Bible, the more we can purchase for our outreach. I’ve found BiblicaDirect to have great prices, and a lot of styles and versions to choose from.
Think about starting you own John 3:16 outreach. There are so many who need our help, and more importantly, God’s help.
God bless you as you bless others!
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