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Helping Those in Need

Elihu Books desires to be a resource to help others in as many ways as possible. We will do everything we can to provide helpful educational materials online for free, and where appropriate we will give our publications and videos freely to those who are truly in need. If you have little means, meaning you are not in a position to pay for books or for videos of any kind without putting your and your family’s financial circumstance at risk, contact us at InNeed@elihubooks.com. Tell us what you are interested in and a little bit about yourself, about your circumstances, and how we can help you. To the extent that we can do so, we will.

It is our firm belief that one of the best ways to “put on Christ” (Galatians 3:27) is to “practice giving” (Luke 6:38) and to spend time aiding the poor, the lowly, and “to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation” (Psalm 41:1; Romans 15:26-27; Galatians 2:10; James 1:27). Doing good for those in need is nowhere limited in the New Testament to those who are related to us only by our Christian faith. We are also taught to help those who are not related to us in the faith, for example, by Jesus in the account of the neighborly Samaritan in Luke 10:29-37 and as taught by Paul in Galatians 6:10.

But all too often people ask, “Where can I go to help those in need, like Jesus did?” Unfortunately, it is not difficult to find places where people are genuinely in need. Children are without families; there are widows without support; the poor are often hungry and without clothing; the elderly may be lonely or infirm; and many are in difficult circumstances that can be positively impacted by personal contact, appropriate donations and assistance, or by sharing some of our time and resources. Elihu Books encourages people to seek out opportunities to help those in need in these and in other ways.

While we intend to do our best individually and as a company to help arrange for a variety of opportunities to help those in need, we hope to give as many people as possible a motivation to do so on their own, or with others, by considering what opportunities may exist locally for you to help those in need. A good resource to consider for just such opportunities is The Volunteer Family. If you go to the Who to Help? page you will find specific places in your area where you can help a variety of people who are in need. Elihu Books has no affiliation with The Volunteer Family. We simply like some of the ways they make it possible for each of us to positively impact the lives of others.

If you have any suggestions about how we can better help those in need, or if you know of groups like The Volunteer Family that we might highlight here on our site or make a part of our Christian efforts, please let us know by emailing us at Suggestions@elihubooks.com.