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A Call to Pray: GiveSendGo's Prayer Messages Feature

By: ALEX SHIPLEY on | Comments: 1
Good afternoon!

I’m Alex Shipley - GiveSendGo’s new Director of Communications! Yesterday was my first day, so I spent most of my time exploring GiveSendGo’s website and getting to know more about what makes this organization so special. 

I’m writing this post to share one of my favorite features on GiveSendGo! 

I really appreciate the ability to write prayer messages to someone running a campaign on the site and I’m sure most of you value this feature too (in fact, maybe that’s why you chose GiveSendGo!). I think this feature is an excellent way to keep God at the center of our endeavors, especially the ones we claim are for His kingdom. Prayer is always the first step we should take before doing anything else and sometimes it’s the only thing we can do, so I find this feature so vital and encouraging!

Plus, there’s nothing like the feeling of knowing someone, let alone dozens or even hundreds of people, are praying for you!

Prayer is key to our faith. In fact, it’s the vehicle in which we make our requests and supplications known to God, our Father (although he already knows our every need even before we ask). Paul says in Ephesians 6:19 to “pray at all times in the Spirit” and in 1 Thesselonians 5:16-18 he says, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. 

This feature, along with GiveSendGo’s values, is what sets this organization apart as we are also called to be set apart from the world. So, I invite you to actively pray for those using this site (and even those who are donating to active campaigns), whether that’s writing out a prayer message on someone’s campaign or taking some time out of your day to actively pray for that person(s). 

God Bless, 

Alex Shipley
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GiveSendGo Is Not a Political Pawn. It's Time We Told Our Story.

By: Jacob Wells and Heather Wilson on | Comments: 7
GiveSendGo Is Not a Political Pawn. It's Time We Told Our Story.
by Jacob Wells and Heather Wilson


We have always believed in a higher purpose, and that belief drives us in nearly all we do.

As committed Christians, we believe that purpose comes from God. Every decision we make, every task we complete, everything we build all serves God’s higher purpose in ways we can only begin to comprehend. It was this conviction that led us to start our crowdfunding website GiveSendGo.com, and we say without hubris we’ve been blessed to see God work his purposes through our platform.

In light of fraught events in our country’s recent political life, our site has been drawn into the fallout from the horrific attack on the Capitol Building in Washington on January 6th. We feel the record needs to be set straight.

First, we do not condone the use of violence for political gain, and we unequivocally condemn those who threatened the lives of our elected leaders and the police officers who were simply doing their jobs. Nor does our site exist solely for the accused rioters to raise legal funds for their defense. Contrary to what some have implied, GiveSendGo isn’t only online to serve as a haven for accused insurrectionists. While it is true that GiveSendGo is being used by those who have been charged in the attack, those people are Constitutionally entitled to a defense whether we like it or not. More to the point, those campaigns are only a fraction of what our site is about.
We believe God’s purpose for our site was never to be a political pawn. As with all things, God’s purpose is far greater.

We started GiveSendGo with the belief that even though money is a necessity in this life, it does not fill the God-shaped hole people have. We wanted a platform that would offer people a place to fundraise for the things that are important to them, all the while sharing the Hope we know is found in Jesus.

In the years since we founded the site, we’ve heard testimonials and success stories from thousands of ordinary people who were able to use our site to raise the funds they needed. These people have raised money for adoption, medical expenses, disaster relief, missionary-related efforts, and so many other endeavors that have made the world a better place.

Since having just another “funding me” platform is not the ultimate goal, we wanted to add features that would set us apart. We made it a point to add a prayer feature to our website that allows generous givers the ability to offer prayer support to those on their journey. Even something as small as a prayer notification can sometimes make the difference between persisting and giving up.

Not only do we allow others to offer prayer, GSG has a team of Prayer partners that will call each campaign owner and offer prayers for them right over the phone. We have collected countless stories from people who were touched that we would care so much about them and their campaigns.

We felt called to start this site because we know this life can be hard, but above all we want to share the Good News that we do not have to go it alone. That was, and still is, our purpose. And we believe with all the conviction in the world that this purpose is greater than any short-term political agenda the Left or the Right wants to throw on us.
We aren’t saying all of this just to sell people on GiveSendGo.com. Our point is to make people understand that our platform is about bringing people together and making a difference, however small, in the lives of others.

Jacob Wells and Heather Wilson are siblings and the cofounders of GiveSendGo.com.
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Free Giver Mask

By: GiveSendGo on | Comments: 6
 

Hello! 


We will be picking 5 random people to receive a #Giver Mask.  Just make a comment about what being a Giver means to you on this blog and we will be picking 5 random people and mailing them each 2 masks! (after all if you are a Giver you will want one to give away)  Make sure to put a valid email as we will be contacting our winners to get an address to mail to. 

Please Share! 
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