And we should partner with our Christian brothers and sisters and those that help them. I support Open Doors that helps the persecuted church as well as other ministry that spreads the good news of Christ. Optimally, your local church collecting your gifts would give some of the money to these efforts, but you should watch their financial statements to see how they spend God's money. Myself, I see local churches too often squandering God's resources and choose to give directly. A lot of Christians around the world have real needs while local churches build bigger buildings and busy themselves with all kinds of distractions.