A Thank You Update for March 25, 2011
Manage episode 154714911 series 1131852
Tekijältä Jeff Frazee. Player FM:n ja yhteisömme löytämä — tekijänoikeuksien omistajana on kustantaja eikä Player FM ja ääntä lähetetään suoraan heidän palvelimiltaan. Napsauta Tilaa -painiketta, kun haluat seurata Player FM:n päivityksiä tai liittää syötteen URL-osoitteen muihin podcast-sovelluksiin.
At the end of 2010 I received the letter that the president of our sending agency sent to all the donors because we also support some missionaries at WorldVenture. I felt a little bit of a connection with my supporters as I read the letter because I knew they were reading the same letter. I decided, then and there, to write a letter on the same subjects but personalized for my supporters like only I could.
Here it is:
As the wavering economy and the turmoil in the world tests our faith in God's goodness we are filled with joy and praises for our Father in heaven because you continue to graciously involve yourselves in supporting your brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer here in Mali, and you support the spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ to the tribes and languages who do not worship Him in truth. Your confidence in God is evidenced in your giving, and we are honored that you have commissioned us and sent us on your behalf. We endeavor to continue to earn your trust by the pursuit of simple obedience to the Word of God. That is the best way to glorify God and to rescue people from the gates of hell to bring them into the kingdom of light.
Then the letter said 'with cash in short supply,' and he went on to talk about planning services and charitable gift annuities which I know nothing about. So I'll just say…
With cash in short supply remember the Macedonians of 2 Corinthians 8 and give sacrificially with joy in your hearts. We plan to serve the Body of Christ like white blood cells bringing the best resources of the healthy parts to the aid and healing of the ailing parts.
I want to use my story-telling abilities to show you about life here, and, God-willing, we'll find solutions together to help the Body of Christ and to be the church in the world.
Praise God and grace be with you.