To say the least, waiting for miracles to happen is a fascinating place to be. Because, without a doubt, we are relying on miracles to get our funding in place to reach the mission field.
And just when I start to get a bit discouraged, something like this happens:
It was Sunday morning, just after the church service. Tom was setting up coffee outside when a woman from our congregation approached him. She told him it had been laid on her heart to support us financially, but because she didn’t have any money to do so, she went through her jewellery box and picked out the gold, which she subsequently sold and used the proceeds to support us. And she handed him a cheque.
That ^, is a miracle. And that, is exactly what I needed this past week to keep going, keep trudging forward and walking through doors He has opened, for you never know what’s on the other side.
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Also, Manitoba went swimmingly well. We spoke at one church, made contact with two others, met with many families, have 3 new monthly supporters, received a few one-time gifts, and are waiting to hear back from a few more people - Whoo hoo!! Currently we have 20% of our financial needs pledges. We have a long way to go to meet our goal of 50% by the end of December, but it CAN be done! Now that we are back in Montreal we are looking to meet with families and churches in the area to share what’s been laid on our hearts. If you or someone you know of may be interested, please let us know 🙂
We’ve spent the past week in Dauphin, my (Candice’s) hometown. It was great spending time with my family and helping with harvest on my parents’ grain farm. Not only did we get to help with harvest (city boy on the combine!), but also met with a few families and let them know about our ministry. The Lord blessed us with a new monthly supporter of 1% (whoohoo!) and a few generous one-time donations. We are so thankful!
We also had the opportunity to speak at Grace Bible Church yesterday morning and spent some time with the congregation during a soup and sandwich gathering after the service. We are so thankful for the opportunity to continue growing relationships as well as foster new ones.
This week we are in Winnipeg and everyday until we leave next Monday we have at least one gathering with friends, family, and churches to discuss our ministry. Join us in prayer that the Lord will provide during this time! We ask for wisdom, words, and the Holy Spirit to communicate to those we will be in contact with. May His will be done!