Truth: we are short on funds for this Uganda mission trip beginning in a little over a week.
False: we will not be going.
Truth: God is faithful and provides for our needs in miraculous ways.
False: we have anything to fear.
We are tight on funds this year and seriously will have to pull our own salaries for the sake of the ministry in Uganda. I don’t say this to brag about our piety and righteousness, I say it to make you aware of the need. God is stretching our faith this year with the bus and our lives, and now this.
Yesterday we were at a free sing, a 5 hour concert of several groups hosted by a man who wants to give back to his community. This sing was free and Marv Veldkamp, the host and benefactor of the sing would pay the groups out of his own pocket. Being that there were several others there, this wasn’t going to be a big day for fundraising for Uganda. Also, we were given sets in between other groups and there wasn’t a huge expectation for response to our missions pitch.
At the close of the sing, a local pastor took the stage to pray. Before he dismissed the audience he asked them to take up a love offering for the mission work in Uganda. Zach and I stood by the exit doors of the high school auditorium where the sing was held and as people left, they handed us money for our mission. When I went back to change out of my suit I counted the money. It didn’t matter how much money it was, I was amazed at the power of my God to provide for our needs in the most unlikely of places.
True: my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches by Christ Jesus.
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–the anonymous novelist