Outreach

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Welcome to “House for a penny , a project of KOYO TV NETWORK, outreach ministry.

 

 

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The basis of our outreach Ministry is found in Matthew 25:35-36 (The Message):
“I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.”

The Biblical Case for Helping the Homeless

Homelessness is a problem. It is conceivable that every city in the world has an issue with people living on the street. The debate of how much responsibility the government should take for helping the homeless is heated. One side of the isle will claim that these people, who are mostly drug addicts and alcoholics, are responsible for themselves.

The other side will argue that as a society it is the duty of the people to help others in need.

But what does the Bible say about the homeless and the poor? Does God have an opinion on whether or not the impoverished are society’s responsibility?

The word “poor” occurs 205 times in 197 verses in the KJV Bible. God’s view on the poor is very clear. Before we discuss God’s commandments on how we should treat the poor, let us first look at what God’s opinion of the poor is. Jesus is an excellent example of what a poor person was in his day. In fact, it is safe to say that Jesus was a homeless person at least some of the time (see Luke 9:58).

The people that Jesus associated with were homeless and poor as well. Paul, who was a close follower of Jesus wrote “even until now we…have no certain dwellingplace” (see 1 Corinthians 4:11). And finally, Paul writes that God’s only begotten Son became poor although he was rich for our sakes (see 2 Corinthians 8:9). It is very evident in just these three verses, that God loves poor people very much.

If God made Jesus, his one and only Son, a poor and homeless person, then it is safe to say that God actually esteems the poor and glorifies them.

How does God want other people to view the poor and the homeless? The Bible states that God will deliver the poor from their affliction (see Psalms 107:41). Since Christians should look toward God as an example of how to live, the poor are the responsibility of the people. Most people see the poor and homeless as a burden and an eyesore. There are calls from the “nice” neighborhoods to “clean up the streets” by having the police “sweep” the street people away.

When a homeless person asks a pedestrian for some spare change, a common response might be “get a job”. This is definitely not the attitude that God wants us to have toward the poor. In fact, as we will see a little later, these attitudes shall be punished. In Matthew 25 starting at verse 34, Jesus makes a very powerful statement. On judgment day in heaven, the goats shall be separated from the lambs. The goats are symbolic of the wicked and the lambs symbolize the righteous.

The righteous shall reside with Jesus in heaven eternally and the wicked shall be condemned to everlasting punishment. Jesus explains that the reasoning for this is that whenever someone feeds someone who is hungry or gives drink to the thirsty, he is actually doing so unto Jesus himself (see Matthew 25:45). This verse alone makes a powerful statement of how people should treat those that are in need.

When a person gives unto the poor he is actually giving unto God. God is a great rewarder of those that help the poor. In the Old Testament God actually commanded his people to help if a brother was poor and had no place to live (see Deuteronomy 15:7). Solomon wrote that if we have mercy on the poor we honor God (see Proverbs 14:31).

It pleases God when we give to the poor. If more people knew that every time we gave spare change to a homeless person on the street that we are actually lending money to God himself, I think it would happen more often (see Proverbs 19:17). God actually promises that all the money that a person gives to the poor will be given back to him.

In this materialistic world, most people would do anything to be rich. It is very common to sacrifice morals for monetary gain. God’s view on this is plain. It is better to be poor and wise in the Lord, than rich and unrighteous (see Proverbs 28:6).

Not only will God reward those that help the poor and homeless, but he will punish those that oppress them. Many people have been taught that it’s okay to step on people in order to move up in the world. Taking advantage of the poor is an attitude that God will judge.

Not surprisingly, God’s very first commandment regarding treatment of the poor deals with lending money. Poor people usually are the first to ask for a loan. Because they need the money so badly, they are willing to pay a higher interest rate on the money. Interest is also known as usury. God forbids the rich to charge any interest at all to his people if they be poor (see Exodus 22:25).

It is also common to pay low wages to the poor because they are so desperate for money. The Bible calls this oppression and it is also forbidden by God as we read his commandments and laws (see Deuteronomy 24:14). It is frightful what God says would happen to the man that persecutes the poor.

If a person knew that oil would come into his bones because he persecuted the poor, isn’t it possible that he might refrain from doing it (see Psalms 109:16)?

Ignoring the “street people” when they ask for change is also a very common response. People sometimes do not even acknowledge that they are there. God is not fond of that attitude and says that when a person ignores the cries of the poor, he will cry also and not be heard (see Proverbs 21:13).

So as we can see, God’s attitude toward the homeless is one of mercy and love. It almost seems as if we should treat these people as we are one of them. This is not so far from the truth. Paul writes that the chosen people of God are the base of the world.

It is the people that are despised of the world that are called to give glory to God and do his work (see 1 Corinthians 1:28). My prayer is that governmental leaders and all people view the homeless as precious souls that can improve our character and our relationship with God.

The homeless are not people to be avoided; they are there to be loved. Let’s try to treat other people the way we would like to be treated by showing mercy in their time of need.

Who becomes homeless?

Anyone can be homeless at anytime and or age,While most people can not imagine not having a roof over their head, food , clothes on their back or a daily shower, millions of men, women and children around the world, suffer everyday with being homeless and lacking the daily blessings most people take for granted.

The number of homeless people far outweighs the number of homeless shelters..

Housing costs in the entire world are the second highest and there is currently a scarcity of affordable homes in most countries.

KOYO TV NETWORK LLC is happy to introduce the “house for a penny project”, for affordable housing and provide down payment assistance to deserving low income and moderate income families in and around the world, to help fill the need within every community for affordable housing.

It is possible to buy a home with just pennies, because where there is will, there is a way

The best part of this project is that, almost everyone can participate.

Most people have some of those extra pennies around the house, in their pockets and just about everywhere

The truth is, Everyone has a penny, or at least a handful of pennies. So why not donate those pennies towards a good cause

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The Problem

 

Every family longs for a safe, clean, comfortable, place to live.For some it can be a house in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. For others, it is an easy-to-maintain apartment or townhouse. Whatever the family composition, the dream is the same – a place to call “home”.

Often referred to as the “Everyone’s Dream”, families who live in poverty or low income families possess these same dreams – but the ability to realize them is much harder. Often called “the forgotten society,” these people work hard at minimum wage jobs to try to put a roof over their children’s heads, but often that roof leaks or is crumbling. The only housing they can usually afford is in publicly subsidized units or in run down, dilapidated, privately owned properties – managed by owners who only care about how much money they will make by renting out their properties.

Are you in this situation?

Do you know someone who is?
It’s families like you that we want to help

Many low income persons or families are unable to purchase a home for a variety of reasons. Affordability, for example, is high on the list of whether or not a person is able to purchase a home.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “…affordability differs by region and metropolitan area status. For all families and unrelated individuals in the country , only 50 percent could afford a modestly priced house

In spite of the fact that there is a federal housing assistance program available that can help low income families realize their dream of home ownership, there are just not enough properties for families who qualify for the program – consequently, unless these people want to move away from their homes, families, and communities, they are forced to remain in unsafe conditions, waiting for a golden opportunity to arise.

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The Solution

The statistics related to how rapidly the homeless population is rising are staggering. A number of factors including the rising unemployment rate and a lack of affordable housing options have contributed to this increase in the homeless population.

Between 2011 and 2012 the size of the homeless population grew almost 40% However, KOYO TV NETWORK LLC. is striving to provide hope for the homeless population by providing low cost housing options for those who would otherwise struggle to survive in these poor economic times.

This organization will purchase and renovate, or build, affordable housing units (homes) and make them available to deserving low income and moderate income families , and help fill the need within every community for affordable housing.

100% of your donations support this program ,by providing housing to a good number of people and changing the old system of addressing homelessness

so kind png Our mission

Our Mission is to respond to the growing need of adequate affordable housing by providing need based safe, clean, and secure living accommodations to families thereby increasing the confidence and self esteem of its occupants., for the glory of almighty God.

The basis for our outreach Ministry is found in Matthew 25:35-36 (The Message):
“I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.”

Our goal

is to provide a mortgage free home to 100 Families and, or individuals, per year

By:

C—Compassion toward OTHERS
A—Awareness of OTHERS
R—-Responding to OTHERS
E—-Encouragement of OTHERS

This is an important step to helping improve the lives of thousands of families, around the world, ,,,but KOYO TV NETWORK needs your help. Join the fight to stop Homelessness by taking action today

 

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Donations:

Koyo TV Network, is a, for profit organization, and that means your donation is NOT tax deductible. (When you give from a willing to help altitude, it does not matter what you can get back or not.)

There are multiple ways to make a donation to house for a penny project.

We are looking for sponsors more than donors but we are open to both , in order to acomplish our mission.

One of the best ways to help a homeless person is to show them respect. As you look into their eyes, talk to them with genuine interest, and recognize their value as an individual, you will give them a sense of dignity that they rarely experience.

While it’s wise to exercise caution and take measures to ensure your personal safety when ministering to the homeless, by identifying with the real person behind the face on the streets, your ministry will be much more effective and rewarding.

prayer is one of the easiest and most positive ways you can help the homeless.

Because of the harshness of their lives, many homeless people are crushed in spirit. But Psalm 34:17-18 says, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” God can use your prayers to bring deliverance and healing to broken lives.

make a donation online….Please fill out and print the form below to include with your donation. Remember to print out a copy for your records.

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mail us a check

Send us an email koyotvnetwork@gmail.com and we will schedule a pick up

Donations can be as little as the change in your pocket, to as large as you care to give! Our smallest donation so far was 1 penny , and its truly appreciated.

Make a secure online donation to koyotvnetwork@gmail.com, by clicking on the donate button below. Please note – you do NOT need a PayPal account in order to donate online – just click on the ‘Don’t Have a PayPal Account’ or ‘Pay with Credit Card’ option.

Make a donation by check
Please make your check payable to Koyo TV Network (house for a penny Project) and mail it to:

“House For a penny project”,
C/O. Koyo TV Network
P.O.Box 32381
Pikesville MD
21282

Please fill out and print the form below to include with your donation. Remember to print out a copy for your records.

For online donations, we do ask that your donation be at least $1.00, due to the fact that we have to pay transaction fees toPayPal on each donation https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif

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