We have developed the following charities support over the years. As
can be seen, these are charities that serve the spiritual, physical, and
political aspects of life. We believe that these charities are all
supporting principals that are upheld by Scripture, and all fall within the
mission statement of New Hope Ministries in general. While we may not
agree on every point of every doctrine with some of these ministries, they are all
bearing "good fruit" and in my estimation all are worthy of support.
I have grouped in alphabetical order at the top of the page
the twelve primary ministries which the New Hope Ministries supports with
regular, monthly contributions. The others are very worthwhile ministries
also and receive support on a less regular basis.
Ten Primary Charities
Fund. This is a legal defense fund that promotes the
legal rights of one of the last organizations still targeted for special
persecution - the Christian Church. They have promoted 134
precedent-setting victories since 1994, including several important favorable
rulings at the U.S. Supreme Court. ADS has supported challenges to local
ordinances that give special rights to homosexual partners of city employees in
Arlington, Virginia; Atlanta; Chicago; the Madison School District in Wisconsin,
and Minneapolis. They have trained 350 attorneys to go into courtrooms
across America and win for Christian values. They have helped defect
attempts to homosexuals to redefine the family to gain custody of children,
supported important parental rights cases, among other victories.
American Family Association - Called
"America's largest pro-family online action site" this site has been at the
forefront of protecting families and religious liberties from the onslaught of
political correctness and liberal "progressive" agendas. This site is
primarily a news organization presenting Christians news concerning issues
important to us which are frequently neglected by the liberal news media.
Boy Scouts of America
- The Boy Scouts have taken a lot of criticism lately for their stand on
morality. It would seem as though many of those criticizing this organization
forget that its roots are in Christian morality - and that it is now standing
firm on this foundation! Unfortunately, the rights of a private
organization to enforce certain morality upon those in leadership positions had
to be decided by the Supreme Court. Because of its courageous stand
against allowing all forms of "morality" within its organization,
there has been a concerted effort by those offended to restrict funding from
public funds, and the United Way - certainly a bastion of "tolerance,"
has removed this organization from those it funds. The Boy Scouts deserves
better, and receives some of my charity spending for the excellent work it does
to support morality and citizenship in our young men.
Christian Research Institute. This
Christian apologetic organization presents arguments for the Christian gospel -
that it is the true Gospel of Christ. The site promotes fundamentalism,
and provides arguments against atheism, agnosticism, humanism, New Age
philosophies, and "tolerance." Additionally, they present a
truly first rate journal called, The Christian Research Journal, that promotes
these philosophies in a written format.
Coral Ridge Ministries. This is a ministry that speaks
to the religious and political needs of this country. Theirs is a
Introducing People to Jesus Christ - preaching and teaching
God's Word through the media, including radio, television, and the printed
Nurturing and Encouraging Christians - Assisting Christians
in their spiritual growth by providing video, audio, printed resources, and
prayer to help strengthen them in a closer walk with God.
Reforming the Culture - Protecting religious liberty and
America's Christian heritage by encouraging the application of biblical
principles to all spheres of our culture and to all of life.
Feed the Children - This
organization probably does more to help feed the hungry than any other private
hunger fighting organization. In the United States in 2000, they delivered
more than 97 million pounds of food and basic resources to children and their
families. It is still hard to believe - but painfully true, that there are
hungry children in the United States today, and this is particularly true since
the tragedy of Sept. 11th. Since that time, the economy of the United
States stumbled and thousands upon thousands of families found themselves
without an income. Despondent families fell apart and the innocent
children who are left are without food. This is a wonderful organization
that can really stretch every dollar you give because of efficiency and its
connections. The majority of the food distributed is donated by corporate
sponsors, including many of America's leading farmers and food processors.
Since much of the food has already been provided, all the organization needs to
do is to pick it up and deliver it to wherever people are hungry and in need.
Focus on the Family.
Focus on the Family is one of my favorite organizations because it promotes
Christian, family values in a non-threatening way. They have sites for
boys, girls, teenagers, adults, physicians, and other special interest
groups. In addition to a Web site, they also have free literature they can
send to your house, or special help areas when you are in critical need.
National Right to Life -
This organization is near and dear to me personally; as a physician, I can never
condone the taking of life - especially the life of helpless unborn infants for
the sake of convenience of their parents. Children belong to the Lord, and
not to the parents; we were all bought with a price and belong to Him. It
is untenable to condone the taking of life just minutes prior to birth (the
horrific practice of "partial birth abortion"), while criminalizing
the murder of the same infant just after being born. It is the same
infant, the only difference being its position in the birth canal. In
recognition of this philosophically indefensible position, some have even
condoned the murder of infant until they are brought home to the parent's house,
thereby defining life as beginning when the infant crosses the threshold of
their parent's house. Hopefully, at least the new Congress and President
will abolish the most heinous forms of abortion while working toward the
turnover of Roe v Wade itself.
Reasons to Believe. This is one of
my personally favorite sites as it deals with the reasons why Christians can
believe what they do from the scientific aspect. This site presents
scientific evidence for an old (not new) earth, for the existence of the Big
Bang and what it means to Christians, among other many fascinating facts.
World Vision - This is a wonderful
Christian organization that is concerned with the physical as well as the
spiritual needs of mankind. Here, it is possible to sponsor a hungry child
in the Third World who might otherwise go hungry and never hear the story of
God's grace through Jesus Christ. You can help out financially in an
emergency, increase water availability throughout the world, and get Scriptures
into the hands of people who have never heard of Christ.
It is estimated that there are at least 385 million people who speak
languages that have no available scripture.
The proportion of the world's hungry has dropped from one-third to one-fifth
since 1970 through the work of agencies such as World Vision.
John Hagee Ministry. This is an interesting ministry. Unlike most
Christian ministries that deal with many issues relating to the Christian faith,
this site deals primarily with eschatology - the part of Christianity dealing
with the future second coming of Christ.
Liberty Counsel. This is
a legal defense organization that engages the ACLU and other liberal
organizations in the defense of religious liberties throughout the United
Falwell Ministries -
Jerry Falwell - you either hate him or love him - there is little middle
ground. No matter how you might feel about this man, his ministries are
truly astounding for the impact they have had locally and nationally. He
is chancellor of a great University - Liberty University - founded upon a
mountain in Virginia, founder of multiple teen pregnancy centers, and pastor of
a very large Baptist Church. Come look at his ministry and decide for
yourself if this man isn't worth supporting.
Christian Coalition - This is
a group that is well known to many Americans as the political arm of
conservative evangelical Christians. While not all would agree with the
aim and mission of the Christian Coalition, this organization has definitely
made a difference in the political landscape of America. I believe the
Lord has called Americans to take political responsibility in America; to be
"Christian soldiers" and to fight for that which is right.
Jews for Jesus. The name says it all. This is a primary site for
those Jewish people who have come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
It is important to recognize that one can be a Jew - and still be a
Christian! But, this is still a rare occurrence for of the over 13 million
Jewish people in the world today, less than 1% know the Messiah. The Jews
are still God's "chosen people" through whom the Messiah was given,
and through whom the world may be saved. Peace will not come to Israel
through negotiations of treaty, but only when the Lord comes again to save
Israel from her enemies.
Jesse DuPlantis Ministries -
This is a dynamic, very positive and upbeat ministry to Christians, including
cruises, special conferences, and meetings to strengthen the Christian in their
everyday walk. The Voice of the Covenant magazine is the main literary
product of this ministry, and is quite good and very presentable. The main
message of this very focused ministry is to share God's message of salvation
through Christ to the world.
Apple of His Eye -
This is another Christian ministry especially for the Jewish world, founded in
1973 by the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. They have a good Web site
which explains their ministry to the Jewish people, the origin of this work, and
their need for continued financial support.
Plain Truth Ministries - This
is a nonsectarian organization that publishes the Plain Truth Magazine.
This magazine has become one of the more respected evangelical Christian
magazines in the country today. Originally, it was given away at
newscounters and on street corners but now is by subscription only.
Worldwater.org presents a
list of water-related sites including governmental, non-governmental, and
lists interesting information regarding water, learning modules, and
activities for the classroom.
The American Center for Law and
Justice. The ACLJ engages in litigation,
provides legal services, renders advice and counsels clients, and supports
attorneys who are involved in defending the religious and civil liberties of
- This is one of the older ministries to Mormons, started about 35 years ago by
John L. Smith, and now directed by Michael Reynolds (an employee of the Southern
Baptist Convention). This organization puts out a newspaper called The
Evangel which presents the latest news regarding the LDS Church, as well as
evangelistic articles. This organization also is known as SHIELDS -
Scholarly and Historical Information Exchange for Latter-Day Saints.
The American Center has a national network of attorneys who
are committed to the defense of Judeo-Christian values. We also cooperate with
other organizations that are committed to a similar mission, and serve the
public through educational efforts regarding First Amendment and religious
freedom issues as well as pro-family and pro-life concerns.