For many years our ministry (FFMUSA) has served in more than 70 countries. This mandate for crusade evangelism and healing ministry started in my early 20's and never did I dream we would see over 1 million salvations and many more thousands healed. During a 20-year period of full-time ministry we have been involved in numerous outreaches around the world and our partners and friends have been able to help by providing relief, food, medicine, children's homes, disaster relief and even help to establish churches and organizations. I believe that it is best to respond in this time of crisis and global pandemic in a practical way as we have many times over the years in our crusade ministries. It was in a time of prayer recently that the Lord really highlighted to me his promises that we find in Isaiah 58. There are just 14 verses, but some of the most powerful promises and a specific assignment found in (Isaiah 58:6-7):
" Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry, and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? "
THE PURPOSE OF RHA !
The purpose off the RHA Relief Fund is to give back to our city and to those most in need during the corona virus pandemic. Our response in the times of crisis must be generosity. This must go beyond just money and it must become a true ministry of compassion.
The question we need to be asking is, "What does a response to a time of crisis look like in a practical way?
We want to use this opportunity to continue our campaign of faith, hope and victory and provide necessary resources to those most affected by this recent pandemic.
I believe that the greatest response that we should have in the midst of a time of crisis should be: how can we respond and truly be the hands and feet of Jesus in our communities and in the country we love, and should we be called to global ministry, how can we be ready to respond like Joseph did in the time of famine? If there was ever a time to believe for the true Joseph storehouse ministries, cities of refuge, Noah arks of safety and rest, cities of righteousness burning and help for others in greater darkness, it is now. We need to be able to give hope and practically have the opportunity to be a great blessing to those in need. This is the vision and purpose of the RHA Relief Fund.
God's mercy to us is the motivation for showing mercy to others. We choose to do mercy as acts of love and kindness. This provides the open door for the harvest! A part of mercy ministry for us is always healing and restoration. We want to be ready to respond practically with acts of love and kindness during this crisis and we want to be able to continue the ministry of healing and restoration God has given to us. It's time for us to equip more than ever a generation of men and women that know how to operate in the kingdom with signs and wonders. This is not a time to cower in any kind of fear but to truly have an answer with wisdom and faith, hope and love. I see the greatest opportunity for the gospel to go forward and to be an instrument of HOPE and to bring His promised revival of awakening and harvest. Can you help us?
PHASE 1 - OUR CITY!
The first phase of a relief fund is to continue our outreach amongst the Charlotte homeless community which is nearly 4,000 people. For many months now we have been mobilizing teams and outreaches to the streets of Charlotte and have been working with our homeless community. We will continue to build relationships with other organizations that already work in this area to get housing and supplies to those most vulnerable in our own city.
CITIES IN NEED!
The RHA Relief Fund will also provide opportunity for us to help other areas like New York City and California, as well as areas that have great need during this time of transition and overcoming this war. We want to be able to provide what is needed, whether it be food, supplies, medication and other resources to organizations on the front lines in America.
PHASE 2 - GLOBAL RESPONSE!
The RHA Relief Fund will also enable us to continue to support those organizations in ministries around the world that have opened the door for us to see tremendous harvest like the church we have in India. There is opportunity now to be a great blessing to those that are a part of one of the greatest harvest revivals.
We also have a great opportunity to stand with Italy in this time as there is a great crisis amongst many of the church leaders in this country that is suffering the highest death rate. We are organizing now through our connections and resources to be able to help the church that can most directly minister to those in need in Italy.
I see the greatest opportunity for the gospel to go forward and to be a instrument of HOPE and to bring his promised revival of awakening and harvest. Can you help us?
(James 1:27) " Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. "
TODD BENTLEY - Servant and Harvester!