Welcome to the Global Institute For Transformation (GIFT), a cross-denominational, 501(c)(3) ministry.
GIFT's mission involves supporting the spiritual, material and physical needs of people around the world, by working collaboratively with the Church and the global Christian community. For example: GIFT is running a small-scale, smart, sweet potato farming program to bring "The Mother Teresa of Foods" to the those in dire need of food and income in places globally. (Click here to learn more and click here to invest in this effort.)
GIFT helps Christians fulfill our calling identified in the Document on the Laity, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: "All of the baptized are called to work toward the transformation of the world... All of the faithful are called in various ways to share in the Church’s mission of announcing the reign of God and transforming the world in the light of Christ.”
As Pope Francis indicated in his first Palm Sunday Mass, "With Christ, we can transform ourselves and the world."
GIFT espouses and supports Christian unity
GIFT has received endorsements from both Catholic and Protestant leaders.
Archbishop Elden Curtiss endorsed GIFT as “sorely needed” for our work in Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Nazarene Church District Superintendent, Larry White, also encouraged the creation of GIFT. GIFT has also received multiple Imprimaturs.
GIFT has developed Spiritual resources to help Catholic and Protestant church communities and parishioners build fervency of faith and put their faith into action in exciting new ways.
GIFT leadership has been engaged to conduct faith formation seminars for Archdiocesan and Parish communities, and GIFT stands ready to work with your organization in helping to advance fervency of faith.
GIFT encourages everyone to reflect upon all the wonderful gifts our loving God has bestowed upon us (including life itself and all God's provisions) and to reciprocate with love to God for his incredible provisions and love. GIFT asserts that there's much comfort and joy in knowing that we're all brothers and sisters in the family of God, and GIFT encourages everyone to love one another as Christ loves us.