Friends & Partners in ministry
I've been at the support raising for almost 2 months. This is all so new to me and I must admit, I am not that comfortable in asking for support. I recognize the call of God on my life to be a witness and to preach the gospel wherever I go - but asking for financial support isn't easy for me. I've never wanted to be a burden on anyone but rather independent, taking care of my own needs. As I've been praying through this support raising process, I've come to recognize - I can't do this on my own. I'm "dependent" on the body of Christ, other believers and friends to support this call to share the gospel with others. Today, I read several devotions - they always seem to come just after I ask God about something. The devotions talked about "asking God, seeking Him and knocking." (James 1:5-6 & Matt 7:7-12) But often times I've doubted what I ask for. God can and will provide if it is His will. And I believe it is His will that I minister to college students in the Ann Arbor/ Detroit area. I am asking God to provide what I need to be able to do the work he is calling me to.
I've been blessed to raise around 9% of my funds so far. That leaves 81% I need to raise by June and another 10% before fall 2010. I am so very thankful!
This link below offers some stories of people who have supported others in various ministries. Maybe some of you will relate to one or more of the stories. I just want you to know that I appreciate your sacrificial giving and generous gifts in supporting my ministry. I cannot do this ministry without you. You work hard for your money and I thank God that you are willing to give. I pray that many college students will grow in the LORD and receive the free gift of salvation through our efforts together. http://www.thebodybuilders.net/srs/latestissues.html
All glory to Jesus!
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