Friday, August 07, 2009
We had a very encouraging response in July, and we've been able to chip away around $4,000 from our deficit. Thank you so much to those of you who have been praying for us and to those who have generously given because you believe in what God is doing here. We are not out of the woods yet, but all the signs are indicating that we're going to make it through this. If you are waiting to send in support until you saw how this turned out, please don't delay, we are still in a $6,000 deficit. Hearing the reports of the beginning of a turnaround in the economy give us hope, but we also know that the pattern of the kingdom of God is that poverty has never stopped God's people from generosity. In fact, we find our most generous givers are those who have the least! This shouldn't be surprising considering the gospel: he who was rich became poor so that we might become rich. Were it not for Christ's poverty, we would be poor and afflicted and without hope. Yet just as He clothed undeserving Adam and Eve, he gives us grace-clothes too! Keep praying.