AmazonSmile. Who knew? I sure didn’t! God keeps giving innovate ways to donate and give to charities we love and want to support. There are hundreds of not-for-profit corporations, like Red Cross, United Way, and one of my favorites, The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, because it donates to help solve domestic violence and cancer that affects women.
Of course, we pray and believe God first and foremost to meet our needs and heal our bodies. At least, I do. It’s how I was raised and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But great organizations don’t get by without funds to support them. The utility bill has to be paid, the trash needs to be hauled off, in some cases a mortgage needs to be paid, and then there is insurance. The list goes on. And in our case, God has been faithful to meet our monthly needs. He always has, and I believe he always will!
But sometimes He uses people in fulfilling those needs. Right now, after seven years in our current location, we are needing to make repairs, like hanging some new drywall, replacing some ceiling tiles, paint inside and out. Just about everything!
What we are not certain of is whether or not God is fixing this building to keep it or move us to a better location so that we can resume a more congregational setting. We are following His lead one day at a time. We are in a state of transition, that is for certain. We are happy where we are at, serving our local congregation, many of whom are homeless or just transitioning off the streets. To say that our tithes and offerings are low is an understatement! But we trust God! If He chooses to move us, we are happy with that, too! My daughter once said that it felt like we were pieces on a board game and He could pick us up and move us around whenever he wanted to. If we’re yielded to Him, that’s exactly right. And isn’t the outcome glorious!
Pray about your part in our journey. It may simply be to pray. Of course, there is nothing simple about prayer, for nothing gets done without it! Or it may be to give, in time, labor or finances. And no amount is too small. If you shop on Amazon anyway, would you consider using the link and let Amazon bless us with a portion of their profits? It would help immensely!
I pray God blesses you abundantly in your daily endeavors, whatever He has called you to do. If you need prayer, a word from the Lord, or ministry, please e-mail me. I will get back to you as soon as I can!
Yours in Christ,