There is also considerable cost involved in training volunteers and in the research and development of curriculum and materials. FYM supplies curriculum, books, Bibles, New Testaments, and incentives to the children in the detention center. And, as in always the case, FYM incurs the day-to-day expenses of running an office and a non-profit organization.
No matter the cost, FYM is dedicated to reaching out to detained children at a time when they are very open to, and have a strong desire to, change their lives. As they are taught God’s Word, FYM is also able to fight crime a child at a time by instilling new core values in juvenile offenders. Following and obeying God’s Word is the best and most effective behavior modification! A new love for Jesus and a desire to follow God‘s Word means leaving a life of crime behind!
I said all that to say this, when pondering, “Hmmm, where can I donate some funds?” please think of FYM. To donate now, click the box above labeled "DONATE."
At some point we have to talk about the elephant in the room – money. Yes, we need it to fund all the programs and services we offer to juveniles in detention and their families. FYM supplies Bibles to the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center as well as several other correctional and rehabilitation facilities. Every year, FYM gives out hundreds of New Testaments, Christian books, and Christian rap CDs to detained individuals and teens in substance abuse programs.
Transforming The Lives of Juvenile Offenders by Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Where should I give my tithe?
The tithe, 10% of your income, should be given to your home church. If you are not a member of a church please visit churches until you find one where you are being fed spiritually from the Word of God. While you search for a church, please consider giving your tithe to the church you are attending.
Where should I give my offerings?
FYM is grateful to receive your offerings – giving that is over and above your tithe. Yes, God not only instructs His followers to tithe but also to give offerings. (Malachi 3:8) This may or may not require sacrificial giving on your part, depending on your cash flow. Either way, Jesus clearly teaches us to give and to trust Him.
“I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21:3-4
I highly recommend you pray about giving and obey. You cannot go wrong if you do this.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. . . But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. . . For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
The time we spend here on earth is only a speck of time compared to the time we will spend in eternity. But it’s much easier to focus on what we can see here and now. It’s very easy to forget about storing up treasure in some obscure place that isn’t visible to the human eye. But, once we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, the Bible teaches that we will earn a reward in heaven based on what we have stored up there while we are here. Be careful not to be one who, upon receiving their reward in heaven, looks at it and says, “Wow! I really messed up!”