What Jesus Said About Loving Our Enemies

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As followers of Jesus, we’re called to live a life of love and forgiveness toward all people, including our enemies. It can be challenging to love those who have hurt us or treated us unfairly, but Jesus taught us to love and pray for our enemies.

In the book of Matthew, Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:43-45).This is a radical statement, and it challenges our natural inclination to seek revenge or hold a grudge. But Jesus asks us to rise above and not to become a slave to our emotions, but rather to respond with love instead.

When we choose to love our enemies, we are reflecting the character of God, who loves all people, regardless of their actions or beliefs (even when some may not love him in return). Jesus himself washed the feet of Judas, fed him, and taught him as he did his other disciples even though he knew Judas would one day betray him. As we follow Jesus' example, we become more like Him and are able to show His love to others, even to those we may not feel deserve it.

Loving our enemies also has practical benefits. It can lead to reconciliation and healing, both for ourselves and for those we have conflicts with. It can also break down barriers and promote understanding, creating opportunities for dialogue and peaceful resolution.But loving our enemies doesn’t mean condoning their actions or excusing their behavior. It means recognizing their humanity, that they were made in the image of God, and choosing to respond with compassion and forgiveness, even in the face of injustice or harm.

At GiveSendGo, we understand that learning to love our enemies isn’t an easy journey. As a faith-based freedom-loving crowdfunding platform, we’ve faced our fair share of criticism and opposition over the years. However, we choose to respond with kindness and respect, seeking to understand and address concerns in a positive manner. Our commitment to love and forgiveness is rooted in our faith in Jesus, and we strive to reflect His character in all that we do. We remain steadfast in our mission to help people come together in times of need and share the love and hope of Jesus with all who come our way.

So let’s obey and practice Jesus' call to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. Let’s trust in His grace and mercy to guide us as we seek to follow His example of love and forgiveness in our daily lives.
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Shamrock Your Fundraiser: How GiveSendGo is Helping You Reach Your Fundraising Goals

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It’s St. Patrick's Day, which means it’s time to think about how you can add some luck of the Irish to your fundraising efforts. Whether you're fundraising for a mission trip, a medical expense, or a nonprofit organization, GiveSendGo is here to help you reach your fundraising goals.

At GiveSendGo, we believe that every fundraiser deserves a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. That's why we provide a platform that allows individuals and organizations to raise funds quickly and easily. Our platform is user-friendly and secure, and we offer a range of features to help you promote your fundraiser and reach more donors.

So, how can you "shamrock" your fundraiser with GiveSendGo? Here are some tips:

Use our fundraising tools: GiveSendGo offers a range of fundraising tools, including customizable donation pages, email marketing tools, and social media integration. These tools can help you promote your fundraiser and reach more potential givers.

Share your fundraiser on social media: Share your campaign link and a brief description of your cause on your favorite social media platforms like Gab, Twitter, Truth Social, and any others you enjoy. Remember, it’s your circle of friends and family who are more likely to give to your campaign rather than a group of strangers. 

Get creative with your fundraising: Host an event like a bake sale or trivia night to ask for donations to your campaign. You could also reward those who give to your campaign with merchandise themed after your cause like t-shirts, bracelets, hats, tote bags, etc. Every donation over a certain amount could receive one of these awesome items you’ve designed!

Thank your donors: Make sure to thank your donors and keep them updated on your fundraising progress and your cause. Use our messaging tools to send personalized thank-you messages and updates to anyone who visits your GiveSendGo campaign page. 

At GiveSendGo, we're here to help you reach your fundraising goals, whether you're raising funds for a nonprofit organization or a personal cause. So, go ahead and "shamrock" your fundraiser with GiveSendGo – and who knows, you might just find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Let's remember that fundraising can be fun, creative, and rewarding. With GiveSendGo, you have the tools and support you need to reach your fundraising goals. So, put on your greenest outfit, and let's raise some funds!
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Join the Crowdfunding Movement: Celebrating National Crowdfunding Day with GiveSendGo

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We are thrilled to celebrate National Crowdfunding Day with you today! As a crowdfunding platform, founded by Christians for everyone, we have seen the incredible power of crowdfunding in bringing people together to support families in need, ministry initiatives, charitable causes, freedom movements, and even individual projects. On this day, we want to celebrate the impact of crowdfunding and how it has transformed the way we support one another.

At GiveSendGo, we are proud to be a part of this movement. Over the years, we have helped countless individuals and organizations to raise funds for various causes. From medical expenses to mission trips, church projects to disaster relief efforts, GiveSendGo has provided a platform for people worldwide to come together and make a positive difference.But we know that we could not have done this alone. We owe our success to our amazing community of givers, senders, and goers who have made GiveSendGo what it is today. We are grateful for your generosity, kindness, and unwavering support.

To celebrate National Crowdfunding Day, we want to encourage everyone to get involved in the crowdfunding movement. There’s always a place for you to step in and get involved. Whether you start a fundraiser, donate to a campaign, share campaigns on social media, volunteer your time and skills to help others using the money you raise, or pray for campaigns, you can make a positive impact in someone's life. Every little bit counts, and we believe we can change the world together.

At GiveSendGo, we are committed to making crowdfunding accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or beliefs. Everyone has a story worth sharing and everyone deserves a chance to receive support when they need it most. We are proud to stand with our community and to be a part of something greater than ourselves.

So, on this National Crowdfunding Day, let us celebrate the power of crowdfunding and the incredible impact it has had on our world. Let us come together, support one another, and make a difference.
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