Update 3

16 Mar

Wow! Another week in the bag already and this week we had 7 first time visitors in our service.

Let that one marinate for a moment. (While it’s marinating donate something to help us reach the goal of 30K in 30 days.)

For a church of 200 that would probably be normal, but for a church of 25 or so, that is massive. The key is audacious faith. Believing God for the impossible.

Raising $30,000 in 30 days is also impossible, but with God, all things are possible. He is working with us as we step out and trust Him. Have I already said that? Probably, but around here we repeat the important stuff. It is important to us and important to your walk with God. We’ll get to that part in a bit.

Before we go there, let me share with you two miracles directly related to giving to this fund-drive:

  • A friend of ours gave $100 to aid us in this building project and within 2 weeks was given $300 as a special offering. The pastor said he didn’t know why he wanted to give the offering – but I know! God was paying our friend back with interest.
  • One family stepped out and pledged $1,000 with no clear knowledge of where it would come from. They told us that when they made the pledge. Within one week, God blessed them with double what they had pledged and continues to pour out provision for them. Isn’t that amazing?

I tell you these testimonies because I want to challenge you as you read this post. I have spoken with many people on the phone, via e-mail, Skype, and messenger pigeon. Almost without fail, the conversation has turned to this initiative. There is obvious curiosity, but I think many people hesitate to give because:

  1. Their gift seems small in their eyes.
  2. They still feel there is plenty of time.

Allow me to address these two reasons for pause and challenge your faith for a moment.

Speaking with missionaries both at home and abroad has helped me to see that it is not the one-time large gifts that sustain them. It is the small gift given over time that keeps the mission afloat. This is no different. The $5 and $10 donation will go a long way. Even if you don’t feel like you have a lot of extra, you hold the key to your increase within your hand. What if God would do for you what He did for the two individuals above?

Finally, we only have about one week left to make $25,000. That’s what I call crunch time. Will you help us reach this goal? For your convenience we have created an online giving site here.

Thank you for partnering with us!

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