Why We Do It
The reason for what we do is based on Matthew 25: 35-40:
- For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Additionally, we are commanded to love the poor, the alien, the fatherless and the widow (Psalm 82:3). Essentially, as Christians, we are to take care of those who cannot care for themselves. We believe that hope can only truly come from Jesus Christ and his work on the cross (1 Peter 1:3).
On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us. - 2 Corinthians 1:10