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Know.Love.Act Church Action Guide
In an increasingly global society, the concept of neighbor is changing. As Christians we are called to know our neighbors, love them, and act in a way that glorifies God. The idea of loving and caring for your neighbor comes up nearly a dozen times in the Bible, and the point is driven home with the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.
KNOW: It is said "to know is to love." To love our neighbor, we must know our neighbor and his/her afflictions. We must stop and help our neighbor in need, even when it is an inconvenience to us. God calls us to be the Good Samaritan.
LOVE: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is this. 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no greater commandment greater than these". Mark 12:30-31 (ESV) "And the King will answer them, 'truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me." Matthew 25:40 (ESV)
ACT: "Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our Actions". 1 John 3:18 (NIV)
We invite you to involve your church to KNOW, LOVE, and ACT. We want you to become educated on the world's crises and act in accordance to the gospels. As you ACT to raise awareness and support to help us fulfill our mission, you can use these benchmarks as a guide. While project prices range greatly depending on the region, topography, geology, and type of project, typical project costs are as such:
$1 - one year of safe water for an African
$125 - one bio-sand water filter for a family of six in Zambia
$300 - one year of comprehensive HIV treatment & care for an African
$600 - provides 20 community latrines to promote healthy sanitation practices
$1200 - one year of pre and post-natal care to help a child be born free of HIV
$2000 - one year of education & support for a Home Based Health Care Group
$5000 - one year of testing and counseling services at the Tumaini Health Clinic in Kenya
$10000 - provide a Ugandan community with two new wells, or five well repairs
$15000 - provide a Ugandan community with three new wells, or seven well repairs
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