By Kelly Wise Legg

New Free Crowdfunding for Christians

The first free Christian crowdfunding site is now live at Its founder, Jacob Wells, wanted a platform where Christians could come together to support other believer in their endeavors.

“As the first free Christian crowdfunding site, it is vital to us that you know how we are different from other crowdfunding platforms,” said Wells.

GiveSendGo (GSG) is totally free. Any money raised by the fundraiser is theirs to keep. GSG is powered by voluntary donations from Givers and Goers. Other crowdfunding sites take anywhere from five to 10 percent of the money raised by the campaign. In fact, GSG gives 10 percent of the voluntary donations and gives it back to the active campaigns on the site.

In addition, there are dedicated individuals and organizations dedicated to pray over campaigns.

On GSG, Christians can choose to raise funds for short or long-term campaigns. GiveSendGo allows for Goers to set up their campaign to receive monthly recurring donations from their Givers.

GSG can be used to raise funds for mission trips, medical expenses, business ventures, personal needs, churches, nonprofits, ministries, or any “God Adventure” you might be embarking on.

For more information, visit

Hope In A Box Offers Unique Faith-Based Gifts

Hope In A Box by Romans 12 LLC was founded on the idea that everyone, at some time in their life, will suffer with daily challenges, struggles and difficulties. The word H.O.P.E. stands for Hang On Pray Everyday. The products and gift boxes have been developed to remind believers to “Hang On” to the promises made by God in Scripture and to “Pray Everyday” to Christ who loves us.

Hope in a Box was founded by a Christian family that was struggling with a family crisis and a debilitating disease. Struggling to push forward every day, the family found hope in prayer and the promises God in Scripture.

It was at this low point that God inspired the idea for a business to share H.O.P.E. (Hang On Pray Everyday) with others dealing with difficulties, challenges and crisis in their daily lives. 

In the spirit of spreading H.O.P.E. to others, 25 percent of all profits go to life, marriage and family ministries that offer hope including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals, the Wounded Warrior Project and Focus on The Family.
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New Justin Bieber Album Rejected for Being Too Religious
Justin Bieber’s new album, Purpose, has reportedly been rejected in several Middle Eastern countries for being too religious. CBN News reports the album cover features the pop star with a cross tattoo visible on his chest. 

Bieber recently spoke out about his Christian faith during a magazine interview. He said that he wanted to live like Jesus and was tired of hiding his faith. 

“Jesus created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind. If you believe it, He (died) for our sins,” said Bieber. “We could take out all of our insecurities, we could take away all of the hurt, all the pain, all the fear, all the trauma. We have the greatest healer of all and His name is Jesus Christ. And He really heals,” said Beiber.

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.