Thanksgiving is upon us and we have a lot to be thankful for. Abbey and I have so many things to be thankful for and here is a list: We are very thankful for our church, Briarwood, and our Sunday school, but really, we are thankful for the relationships that make up the church and our community group. We are thankful that the Lord has provided us with jobs while we raise support, not just any jobs but places where He can use us while we are raising support. We are thankful for the people supporting us right now, at last count we have 37 people/families giving contiounsly and have over 25 people that have given one-time gifts. Most importantly we are thankful for what the Lord has done in our lives the past year. He has grown us closer together and continues to teach us how to live trustworthy lives when all we want to do is follow our own fleshly desires and feeble plans.
We are currently at 23% of our monthly goal. We need $4,610.00 more a month to be at 100%. We have to be at 100% before we can leave for Brazil. $4,600.00 sounds like a lot to us, because it is. It is a lot of money to raise on our own. The thing is we are not on our own, we do not have to raise it all by our selves. The same God that parted the Red Sea is the same God that will raise our funds. The Lord has been working in me over the past 6-7 weeks in the area of trust. Trusting Him not just for today but for the future as well. I urge you to put your trust in Him, not just for today but for the future, not when the economy is going well but even now when the economy is not going well. Not when there are enough vaccines for the swine flu but even now when there is a shortage. I just want to urge you to be encouraged by the fact that God is not changing, He is the same as He was in the Garden. He is the same God that sent His son to die for us while we were apart from Him. Romans 5:8 states: but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Be Encouraged.