Dear Friends in Christ
I feel the need to write and Thank those who pray for us here and for those who take it upon themselves, to help us get through day by day with with the support you send. Jesus instructs us not to let the left hand know what the right hand is doing when it comes to giving to the poor or ministry or those in need. Many of you do that month by month. We do not know where it all comes from. That is Gods way of keeping it on His personal level. He teaches us.
Mat 6:1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Mat 6:2 So whenever you give to the poor, don’t blow a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they will be praised by people. I tell you with certainty, they have their full reward!
Mat 6:3 But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
Mat 6:4 so that your giving may be done in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
It is a hard thing for us to be humble, but God’s reward is what is important. Not praise from our neighbors. When we give to any of God’s ministries we become a part of that ministry. God credits us with helping to save the souls of that are reached. Our riches are stored in Heaven where no one can steal or even tax them. They are credited to our account with God and He will reward us for it. Never underestimate the rewards of God when we follow His command to treat others as we want to be treated. Many people give to us and we never know who they are, so my human heart wants to Thank them. The hardest part of any ministry are the day to day needs that we all have in life. God blesses us through others. The prayers you pray are answered by Him for us. Our needs are met by the burden that God puts in others to give out. Without our friends we would not be where we are today. God does not fulfill all our needs by miracles. He use’s His children. He wants to shower them with rewards. If He did it all, then we would not be Blessed by our Heavenly Father. It really is a setup on His part. He wants to Bless us because He loves us more than we love ourselves. Like God we all want to give good gifts to our children. So he gives us the means to give out what He is asking of us. He puts the burden in our hearts to give out the love He has shown us and then He blesses us for following through. It’s like someone walking up to you and hands you a gift, and says give this gift to that person in need. And when you do he gives you a better gift. He has told us how to reap all the happiness possible in this life and the next and He gives us everything we need to do it. Then He just asks us to follow through. What an easy setup. How is it so many fail?
Our job is to be good stewards with what we have received. If we fail in that it is still credited to you on your part. We work hard to use everything God has sent us for His purpose. We are here to spread the word of God and save souls. Nothing else in this world is more important. I asked Phimpha a while back how much we need every month. She said if we could get $3,000 a month we would be pretty good. That is $36,000 a year. We rarely get that. We feed on the average at least 25 people a day, keep 4 vehicles running, kids in school and clothes and then all the outside ministry, the poor that we help every month the servants we help, I would say we do pretty good with what God sends us. I have know missionary families that need to raise $5,000.00 a month in pledges before they are allowed to be sent out to the mission field. Just for one family. If God has put a burden in you to go to the mission field then go with that and just go. If your heart is right, God alone will make it work out. Even if we lost all support we could not stop doing His work. It is not a job, it is our life. We do not do it for our own satisfaction. We allow God to use us in every way He can.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYERS AND HELP