The harvest is great but the laborers are few (Matt 9:37; Luke 10:2).
As you can see the work has began and there's no stopping there. The standard that's been set has to be achieved because with God and with your help nothing is impossible. Schools need to be built, orphanages are essential in this community; the widows are struggling to meet the basic needs for their families and many of them in shelters, the list goes on and no. There can be no ministry without the people and if the people are looking up to the ministry for support how then can the ministry survive but by external support and help from caring and compassionate individuals who decide to do something about it. It is not enough for them to hear a sermon about the Kingdom of Heaven if the congregation goes away hungry and for most of them, no home to go to...where is Jehovah Jireh? God has already provided for them. It's in the hands and pockets of you and I. It's our responsibility to reach out and touch their lives either directly or indirectly, whether it's by empowering the people through providing the knowledge they need to empower themselves or providing the resources that are essential.
Miracles still happen today and if you're going to be that one miracle in someone's destitute life and someone else take on another person's desperation, we'll have fed the 5000 men (excluding the women and children) with just 5 loaves and two fishes (Matt 14:13-21; John 6:1-14). We as His representatives operate as Him (Jesus Christ) collectively, though fragile, frailed and fragmented, scathed and scarred, broken and bruised ("wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him"), His body retained a whole lot of power from the Holy Spirit in spite of the damages done to Him, we too as His body contain the imperfect qualities and characteristics, weaknesses and infirmities but have the ability to operate and function just as He did (collectively). "I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive" Acts 20:38, "give and it shall be given back to you good measure pressed down shaken together and running over will be poured onto your lap, for with the measure you use it will be measured back to you" Luke 6:38, "there is (he/she) that scatters, and yet increases; and there is (he/she) that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty. (In other words) Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything" Prov 11:24. There are many more promises that God has for them that reach out and touch the lives of the ones in dire need.
Remembering the poor:
"If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works and in all that thou put test thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land" Deut 15:7-11
For those who worry about going without inorder to satisfy someone else's hunger and thirst, I say to you that it's not in vain that you deny yourself a meal or two. Isaiah 58:6-8 carries a promise from God the Father if these few guidelines and acts of compassion are carried out..."Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou sees the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward."Psalms 41:1 "blessed is he that consideres the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble."