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1 It’s Time For A Different Kind of Celebration! December is the season of celebration for people from many faiths and walks of life. While your thoughts might have immediately jumped to Christmas, there are a lot of people in the King’s Ransom family that celebrate Chanukah. And frankly, if you’re a believer in Yeshua (Jesus’ …

1 You’ve heard of Thanksgiving. You’ve heard of “Black Friday.” You may have even heard of “Cyber Monday.” But now there’s this thing called “#GivingTuesday.” Over the last several years, people have started to realize that spending money they don’t have to buy gifts for people who really don’t need anything isn’t as fulfilling as …

1 Think back to your school days. When you were growing up, did you have a favorite teacher — one you looked forward to seeing every day? When I was in fifth grade, Mrs. Fowler made me feel like I could do anything and become anyone I wanted to be. Coming off my parents’ divorce, …

1 Do you remember that first moment you decided to dedicate part of your income to help the poor? Maybe you heard about Audelis, a single mom living in a garbage dump in Nicaragua, who could only provide for her children by picking through the garbage for edible food or items she could clean-up and …

Have you ever felt like your prayer life was dry and stale? Is prayer one of those things, like exercise, where you know you SHOULD and it would be GOOD for you, but you just can’t find the motivation? Do you ever feel guilty because your prayer life is nothing but a “Honey-Do List” for …

The world is filled with beautiful people… successful businesspeople… people who can inspire and motivate others… people who care for the poor… people who just want to make a meaningful difference in the world. However, you don’t often find someone who embodies ALL of these traits. That’s why King’s Ransom Foundation is so honored to …

It’s been in the news for weeks. You’ve seen it. Once AGAIN, Israel and the Gaza Strip are under attack from their neighbors… just as they have been since the days of Abraham. It’s the same fight – with the same unrelenting enemy – just “modernized” with a NEW weapon: the kite bomb! I’m mentioning …

Have you ever noticed, King’s Ransom Foundation doesn’t flood your mailbox, month-after-month, with glossy, full-color mailers pleading for your donations? Wonder why? Those mailers are expensive! And, honestly, we would MUCH rather use your donations to actually DO the work we say we do – feeding the orphaned and the widowed around the world, building homes for …

The news coming out of Nicaragua is as grim as the conditions imposed by its government… as dictator Daniel Ortega terrorizes his OWN people! People who resist his ruthless regime, experience his violence first-hand, being shot in the streets or simply become counted among “the missing.” A nation wracked by generations of poverty, NOW finds …

1 When we started raising the funds – just three-and-a-half years ago – in January of 2015, it seemed like a ridiculous, outrageous dream! C’mon… build 1,000 homes in Nicaragua for the poorest of the world’s poor?! Honestly, couldn’t we just start with 100… or maybe 10? But our Father’s mandate was clear and overwhelming: …

1 Have you ever had a wild, outlandish, impossible dream? You know, a notion that just pops into your head and literally makes you laugh out loud? Totally insane, right? Who would even CONSIDER such an insane thing? C’mon… we couldn’t POSSIBLY… or COULD we?!? The “Impossible” Dream Some ideas are just SOOOO far off-the-rails, they …

1 Let me ask you a question: “What does real leadership look like?” I was at a leadership conference in Orlando last weekend, and I actually SAW it play-out – in real time! During a session on vision, goals and purpose, the speaker began to describe the violence erupting in Nicaragua, and the brave people …

Something Arrived At OUR Office – For YOU! 1 Something Arrived At OUR Office – For YOU!They were abused, rejected, and abandoned… left to fend for themselves – or starve on the streets – by parents who wouldn’t take care of them. They were hopeless… until you came along. For many years, King’s Ransom Foundation …

Hundreds Of Boys Rise From Poverty In India…To Hope 1 Take a moment and think back to your childhood. Everything in the big world outside of your little circle seemed large and unfamiliar. But as long as you were home, with your parents, you felt SAFE. Innocence Destroyed Now, imagine one dark night as you and …

If you’ve been in a church at least ONCE in your life, you’ve probably heard someone talk about tithing – the principle behind giving one-tenth of your income to the local church. And while some churches have moved away from the word “tithe” and just call it “giving,” the principle remains the same. It’s how …

WHEREVER you have deep, pervasive poverty – on the level we see daily in Nicaragua – you can be sure malnutrition also figures into the equation. Honestly, using a bland, technical word like “malnutrition” somehow removes the raw, human, factor from its harsh reality. See, unless you have actually experienced it in your OWN body, …

Everyday, children around the world are being abused, abandoned, and trafficked. At King’s Ransom Foundation, caring for children is one of our highest priorities. That’s why we were so delighted to learn about a very special home in Israel that provides unique care for some very vulnerable young women. We recently received a letter from the home manager …

Last week, we began a rather “big picture” discussion about the power of unity – specifically, what a united couple can accomplish through their marriage. And while we tend to think more “globally” at King’s Ransom, we actually SEE the daily miracles performed by just two people… fused by a common vision or goal! Just successfully …

How many people does it take to transform a NATION? How many people does it take to turn around a CITY? How many people does it take to revitalize a NEIGHBORHOOD? Honestly, here at King’s Ransom Foundation, we actually DO think about these questions… and how we can shine God’s light more brightly in EVERY …

When you set a big goal, it brings BIG challenges… stretching you to reach further than ever have before. When you set a HUGE goal, it forces you to seek outside help and support. But when you set an OUTRAGEOUS, LIFE-CHANGING goal… well, NOW you have to build a team of people, who share a …

I’ve been thinking about mothers lately. Not just because Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend (and let me just say, without a good calendar and a better wife, I’d be in real trouble), but because I see so many moms in crisis every day. I see mothers doing the best they can to raise …

As we begin a new month, King’s Ransom Foundation will kick-off May with a fresh new project, designed to lift the families of Nicaragua out of their poverty cycle… permanently! Working with Food for the Poor and the American Nicaraguan Foundation, we have fixed our sights on establishing bio-intensive orchards for over 100 families, living …

When most people talk about “getting a vision” for their lives, it usually comes in terms of something they can do to make their OWN lives more comfortable or fulfilling. And, honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. But this past weekend in Los Angeles, a group of professionals got a taste of something BIGGER, RICHER. …

Every day, I talk with people who say they want to make a real difference in the world, but their current financial situation has limited how much they can give. I think – on some level – everyone wants to have a bigger impact on the world…especially those who love to give. And the King’s …

There are few things in life more satisfying than setting a big goal… then ACHIEVING it. If you’ve ever done it, you know the thrill of charging across the finish line. And, thanks to you, our King’s Ransom family is about to experience that thrill! When we started our 1,000 Homes campaign in January 2015, …

We are constantly bombarded with information – a thundering cascade of data washing over us every second of our lives. Some of it is useless, some misleading and some is outright confusing. But then, raindrops of wisdom alight on our consciousness so gently, so simply, that it’s easy to dismiss them. Those “raindrops” can include …

I have four kids, and I am so blessed because of the generous tax deductions they provide me. You DO know I’m just kidding… right?! My kids are the love of my life and I cannot imagine life without them. I love watching who they will grow up to be and enjoy spending time with them now. Naturally, …

As a father, I want my kids to see the goodness and kindness of God represented in my life. I think most Christian parents feel that way. At the same time, I want to cultivate the integrity of God in my kids… and in myself, including traits like justice, purity, excellence, and compassion. If you’re …

I don’t know if this happens where you live, but some places I’ve lived my utility bills were never the same two months in a row. One month, my electric bill was $115, the next almost $200 and the month after? $140… honestly, how do you build a budget around THAT? Over time, my wife …

International missions represent a big part of what we do here, at King’s Ransom Foundation. While our goal is to impact the lives of the poorest of the world’s poor, we’ve found this work has an equally powerful impact on the people who support it. In January, a team of King’s Ransom donors went down …

When I first talk to a donor, one of the questions I like to ask is, “How did you hear about King’s Ransom?” Until recently, their responses were pretty consistent. Most of our donors heard about us from Dani Johnson, an AMAZING spokesperson for our organization (you may remember the exclusive free webinar she hosted …

We have such an amazing donor family, here at King’s Ransom Foundation – remarkable, generous people who love the poor. Many of them found us, after hearing about one (or more) of our projects and then give to it tenaciously… as if the people they serve were a part of their own family. We also …

Did you know, you are a shepherd? Most shepherds don’t even recognize it! They look to their local clergy as their shepherd (“pastor” is the Latin word for shepherd) and their role is the dutiful sheep. WRONG! We might not have a title or degrees behind our names, but we stand in a position of leadership – …

If you’ve ever had to move across the country, you understand. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of filling up a moving truck and running out of room – before you run out of boxes. It’s one thing if you’re just moving across town and can make multiple trips back and forth, but if you’re …

Why do you go to work? If you own a business, why did you start your business? For most people, the answer is obvious: to earn money, so they can pay for their needs in life. Nothing wrong with that. But what happens, when you go beyond funding the needs of your daily operations? The …

Recently, I was enjoying lunch with a friend, when he began to share some things in his home life he found frustrating. They weren’t major problems – just the kind of things most families deal with from time-to-time – but they irritated him to a point where he was seeing his life, filtered through anger. …

Why do you get out of bed in the morning? Why do you go to work? Why do you earn money? Where do you find fulfillment?   Don’t worry… this is not an interrogation or pop quiz! There are no wrong answers. This is not an assessment of your character, but a mirror of your …

I hope you had a refreshing and reinvigorating holiday season. There’s much to do this year, and we don’t even know everything God has planned for us, yet. So, let’s get into it. When you think about Mary, the mother of Jesus, what comes to mind? The manger scene, riding into Bethlehem on a donkey, …

We’re counting down to an exciting New Year! Are you? Here at King’s Ransom, we believe 2017 will be a year of acceleration, touching more lives, in more places all over the world. And while we have great anticipation for what lies ahead, many people just feel exhausted. This year has been downright brutal for …

I don’t know if you saw this picture when we posted it on social media a few weeks ago, but I want to bring to your attention the very powerful message hidden inside. It’s a family that has been living in a garbage dump in Nicaragua. Second only to Haiti, Nicaragua is one of the poorest nation …

Have you heard about this yet? We are so amazingly blessed to have Dani Johnson as a part of the King’s Ransom family. She is such a powerful voice for the voiceless around the world and we love to partner with her. I can’t tell you how many people she has introduced to us over …

As we come to the end of 2016, I want to give you a PRICELESS gift. You and I are so blessed, I know you don’t need another physical gift. But consider this gift a “Thank You” from my heart – because your care for the poor has been PRICELESS. Our work at King’s Ransom …

I still remember it…1980: The year of the necktie. No one in my family can explain why it happened, but that year everyone gave Grandpa a necktie for Christmas. It seems silly now, especially since Grandpa didn’t even wear ties to work at the restaurant. What’s more, he was in the process of selling the …

The Christmas season brings a time of intense emotions. The rich aromas of peppermint, pine and nutmeg swirl around us, calling to mind simpler times and happy Christmas memories. Bing Crosby croons “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” and suddenly, you’re at your grandparents’ house again… watching and anticipating. For some, Christmas can …

I can hear it now. All over the world, people are looking up from their smartphones and asking that immortal question: “What in the world is #GivingTuesday?” If you’ve never heard of it, #GivingTuesday began in 2012 when the 92nd St. Y in New York wanted to get people thinking about charity after the shopping …

Right now, a mom – with two small children – actually lives in a garbage dump. At night, they find shelter in a shack, made of scrap wood and metal. At dawn, they go out into the dump to look for anything they might be able to eat… and maybe something they can clean-up and …

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. The biggest spending weekend of the year commences as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are put away. For some businesses, that weekend is “make or break” – it determines whether they are profitable for the year or not – so it’s kind of a big deal. Prodigious holiday …

It seems like I’ve been hearing a lot more talk lately about “wellness.” Maybe it’s just me and my circle of friends, but most of the Facebook posts I see that aren’t about politics (!) are about some aspect of wellness, whether it’s organic recipes, exercises, or naturopathic remedies. I have even started seeing more …

We are so grateful for the work of our friends at Hosean International Ministries in Haiti. Pastor Caleb and Debbie Lucien have been serving the Haitians for many years and were among the first to initiate relief efforts after the storm passed. The devastation is significant in an area that is still recovering from the …

Last weekend, nearly 1,000 people were gathered at a business seminar in San Antonio with King’s Ransom Foundation CEO Dani Johnson. On Monday afternoon, as Dani was explaining principles for growing a small business, she brought a young girl up on stage and interviewed her. The young girl, named Reece, had started a business packaging …