Thoughts on Support Discovery
As many of you know, there has been a big number looming over us for the past couple of months in order to follow God leading us to Shinyanga, Tanzania – $61,000 to be exact. This big number is, honestly, very intimidating. It’s true God has always provided and has always had perfect timing in our live thus far, but this is a lot of money. And more than anything, asking people for money is scary! But I want to share some of what I have been learning in this process.
God is ABLE. God has the whole world in His hands, the waves and wind obeys His voice, and He knows what we need before we even ask. He can and will give to us more than we could ever imagine if only we trust Him and wait expectantly. God’s provision is faithful day by day and just enough for that day.
Bold praying is POWERFUL. I have begun to pray for the seemly impossible because nothing is ever impossible with God. He delights in giving His children what they ask for. Throughout this process, I have had to give every single thing over to God – my fears, my plans, my worries, my joys. And I have learned the peace that comes from doing this. The size of our prayers should reveal the size of our God.
Enjoy every MIRACLE. As we started to share our story, so many people have been so generous in supporting our ministry. It’s really so awesome to see people from all stages and walks of life giving so sacrificially. We have witnessed children, college students, and families that were affected by Hurricane Harvey giving so openhandedly. I want to say a big THANK YOU to all our supporters.
Trusting and waiting for God to provide all of our needs in this season has not always been easy. There are some really tough days. However when I admit my weaknesses to my God and open my heart to Him once again, He is quick to cheer me up reminding me that “His grace is sufficient for me (2 Corinthians 12:9) and He’s got this.” I want to continue to learn to love the hard times because this is when God is able to show off and do what I could never do alone. Ultimately, this big number didn’t catch God by surprise, He already knows exactly how He will provide for all our needs.