With our departure right around the corner we have been continually encouraged by the way God has been our Provider! The mission team of our sending church recently came up with a way to generate some funds to contribute towards our start up costs. They decided to have a church “garage” sale!
The garage sale happened this past weekend and was a great success! The sale was on Friday & Saturday and many people got involved. We are so encouraged by the many people who donated their stuff and gave up precious time to volunteer. It is wonderful to see the body of believers come together to have a part in reaching beyond their world!
After all the money was counted the grand total was $1,600! Praise the Lord! We know we never have worry about how all our needs for conducting this overseas ministry will be taken care of. After all, this is HIS work and He is very able to provide for what He has told us to do! Sometimes He uses very creative ways to provide and that is always exciting to see!
After the busy weekend being involved in the sale, we were able to have an encouraging Sunday as well. Ogden Church, a sister church to our home/sending church, who has committed to being part of our team asked us to come share with them in both of their church services!
After and between both services we were able to be at our display table to talk to anyone who was interested about what we are doing. Many people showed interest and it was wonderful to dialogue with people who also shared a passion to reach out beyond the four walls of their church to effect lives for Christ. Our time there was very refreshing and we thank the Lord for the new relationship’s he has blessed us with in this new congregation.
Jude loved playing with the toys at the garage sale!