3 more days ’til liftoff! I am excited/nervous/a hint of scared/so wonderfully amazed! A few days ago, I was incredibly blessed to witness the power, beauty and pouring of God’s love through a body of believers who are united in a cause. It was my last Sunday at church before my trip and I felt God’s protection and confirmation as my brothers and sisters in Christ prayed over me. God has been confirming this trip time after time after time.
Though I wasn’t very concerned about the monetary aspect of this trip, it would have been much of a burden to pay even half of the cost due to my other “duties” aka bills aka on that pay-off-my-loans-in-2 years-plan. But I believed that the God who opened the doors for me to go to India would provide financially as well. And let me tell you, He really out did Himself. God has a way of showing off sometimes. Except it isn’t the way we do, with pride and the desire to make others feel inferior. He shows off to give us a glimpse of His glory, His goodness, His faithfulness, His abundant love. What I mean to say with all this is: I am FULLY covered for my trip to India!!!! Wait….that’s not all! Not only am I FULLY covered, I am MORE-than-what-I-needed-covered! I am OVERFLOWING covered! Like ABUNDANTLY covered! Okay, let me take it down a notch. Simply said, I was able to fundraise more money than what I needed! The wonderful part of it all is that all the financial support goes to Engineering Ministries International for the design of the new campus for Assemblies of God Central Bible College. My financial supporters have not only provided for my portion of the trip but have provided for the future expenses of this project as well. Isn’t that AMAZING!!!??! You have given twice the amount of students in an impoverished country the opportunity to enroll in a bible college that will expand their knowledge of God and equip them to serve in His kingdom. This is what a body united for the sake of Christ looks like. It overflows. In all aspects. It overflows in generosity, love, humility, wisdom, faith, joy….in all ways, it overflows. My prayer is that this encourages you all to continue to sow & work for His kingdom. Do not become weary of doing good, for our labor is not in vain.
To all my financial supporters: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Truly, from the depths of my heart…Thank you. May our gracious God bless you abundantly!
P.S. Stay tune for my next blog all the way from India!!!
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”
Psalms 23:1-6 NKJV