When asked about knowing where to give, David Platt said "surrender, abide, and then rest." Giving starts with surrendering everything to God: my paycheck, my prayer life, my street address, all of it. But beyond a surrendered heart I need a listening heart. Through daily abiding in His written word, community, and prayer, I can know His heart. And once I humbly and attentively submit, I rest knowing that God will guide me to give where, when, and how in a way that brings Him great glory and brings me great joy. For my wife and I, this principle translated practically by giving to our local church and giving back to places that had impacted our faith journeys. Over time, we saw passions, places, and people God brought to our hearts. And through those we developed a mission statement to focus our giving on developing deep, Gospel partnerships.