Pastor Foley says that the modern understanding of philanthropy as giving away big money is completely wrong. One of the earliest occurrences of the term “philanthropy” in history comes from the Scripture, in Paul’s letter to Titus. Philanthropy literally means “the love of humanity”–God’s love for humanity, not humanity’s love for each other. The word philanthropy is the best description for the overarching mission of Christ, according to Paul in Titus. And Christ’s philanthropy is what enables us to “do” anything in the Christian life, whether that be confession of sin, reading the Bible, or doing good works.
The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
Eph. 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith and this not of yourselves it is a gift of God not of works so that no one may boast for we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” Preach it Pastor F! J J Pray for you and Mrs. F every day- you can keep praying for my health and the other. I’m receiving physical therapy, apparently those injections did not work. I am out of alignment all the time. I don’t know what’s going to happen with the other. I’m thankful He won’t give me a stone if I ask for a fish! God bless you XOXOXO
Bound with them in love
Voice of The Martyrs VVN #209
Gal. 6: 9, 10-Heb. 12:28,29-13:3
Asia Bibi – Pakistan
Thanks for the update on how to pray, JT–I’ll be sure to let Mrs. F know, and we’ll be in prayer for you!