So far, you all have raised $10,501.81 for the Mission School! Look what God has done through you! We still need to raise $9,498.19 more for the mission school to be complete and ready for students! We believe that this goal is possible before the end of the year! We are trusting in God that He will lay it on people's hearts to give to this cause. Each brick on this structure is a promise of God's provision. It's a promise that when we answer to the calling He gives us on our lives, He equips and provides us with everything we need to accomplish His will. You have helped us lay the foundation for this school, for that, we are extremely grateful.
In 1 Kings 17:2-16, we are told the story of Elijah and how he was fed by ravens and drank from the brook. Then the chapter goes on to talk about a widow and her son that Elijah encounters and knew he would encounter because of the Lord's word to him. In this story, Elijah, hungry and thirsty from a lack of food and water, asks the widow for a drink of water and a piece of bread to go with it. As the widow is on her way to get the water, she says to Elijah, "As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die,” (V. 12). Elijah then says to the widow, "Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land,'" (V. 13-14). We then read on to find out that the widow went home and did as Elijah had said. And there was food everyday for her, her son, and Elijah. The jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, (V. 15-16). This story in the Bible is so encouraging because it just scratches the surface of God's heart and how much He cares for His people. He provided for the widow, her son, and Elijah in that moment. He could have given the widow food and water in a different way, But the Lord chose to work in this way so that her faith could grow.
Just like this story of provision, we can have faith that God will provide for our needs, and that He will provide the needs for our friends in Malawi. The mission school is indeed a big project, but no project is too big for God! The Provider, Sustainer, and Giver will take care of His children!
Help Build the Mission School!
Are you ready for this? Now you have a visual way to see where we're at in our fundraising for the mission school! How awesome is that? When we make it to a dollar amount mark, we color the bricks in. Help us color all the way up to the top! Buy a brick and know that your dollars are going towards helping young men, women, and children learn about Christ in their very own mission school! Click the button below to make your contribution.
Thank you for all of your support and prayers thus far!