Christian evangelistic organization asks Canadians to pray for quick
CALGARY, June 3, 2011 /CNW/ - The rotating Canada Post strike can
present important challenges to charities, including ones like the
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada (BGEAC) that focus on
proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, as the flow of donations to
fund their ministries is disrupted.
"We and many other Canadian charities communicate with our constituents
using the mail service, and we also depend on mailed-in donations to do
our work," said Fred Weiss, BGEAC's executive director. "We invite
Canadians to join us in praying to God for a quick resolution of the
rotating strike so the good work of charities can continue."
"In recent years," Weiss added, "we have been communicating about our
work via our website. There has been a growing trend toward online
donations, as well as monthly giving through automatic withdrawals from
bank accounts. However, we also mail our supporters to inform them of
our work, and we receive an important portion of our donations through
the mail. Those are processes the postal strike is disrupting."
BGEAC has a variety of evangelistic ministries currently under way
throughout Canada - including "Rock the River" in Winnipeg, "Epicentre"
in Ontario's Waterloo-Wellington region, and the tweens-oriented "Dare
to be a Daniel" evangelism program that is being introduced to churches
in Quebec - plus more internationally. All of these ministries depend
on donations, including many that arrive by mail.
Donate online or by phone
To help Canadians avoid delays or any potential stoppage of their mailed
donations from reaching us, we suggest they donate online at billygraham.ca or toll-free at 1.800.293.3717.
About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada:
BGEAC is well-known for the powerful evangelism and outreach ministry of
its founder, Billy Graham. BGEAC partners with churches and Christian
communities to proclaim, in word and deed, the Good News of Jesus
Christ. We share the saving message of Jesus using language and methods
that are relevant to spiritually searching people of all ages and
cultures. To learn more, please go to billygraham.ca.
SOURCE Samaritan's Purse Canada
For further information:
BGEA of Canada
1.800.293.3717 / 1.403.615.8747 (cell)