Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We are currently at 49.4% of our budget. We have $2965.00 committed. Thanks to all those who read this blog and are committed to give. Rest assured you are unique. Things are going well here in the Harper household. We are taking it easy this Tuesday night, just doing a little bloggin' and chillaxin with the wife.
I don't have much to say tonight. I hope you are having a great night/morning/afternoon. I do have one prayer request. Pray that the Lord continues to bring us new contacts. We are getting to the point where we need referrals from people and we need God to move in people. We need people to trust the Lord with not only their salvation but with the finances He has given to them to manage. I always thought it was interesting how sometimes it is easier for people to trust Christ for salvation but trusting Christ with money seems harder. I don't know maybe its because I am young and I don't have a mortgage or three kids or a car payment. I don't know maybe I am just idealistic. Maybe the Lord has moved me to trust Him with what He has given me. Maybe...


Monday, February 8, 2010

Romans 8:28

Abbey and I have been able to see God working in our lives. Let me explain. A couple months ago Abbey was in a fender bender. It messed up the front end of her car, it was going to cost us more to fix the car than what the car is worth. We put an add in the Peddler at our church and a few weeks ago a car was donated to Campus Outreach. A man in our church donated the car and we get to use it till we leave for Brazil, then Campus Outreach will use it for missionaries traveling in the states.
Here is another example of how God is working. Our lease expires at the end of March. We are hoping and praying to be in Brazil by the Fall. Abbey called our landlord and explained what we were doing and we worked out a six month lease and he lowered our rent. Pretty Cool.
These are just two examples of how I feel God is moving us toward Brazil. I know He is working even when I can't see it, like last September. Last September was our worst month to date with support raising, I think we raised $50 for the whole month. But while the money was not coming in God was growing our faith and dependence on Him.
God is always at work in His people. Sometimes it is just a little easier to see.
Be encouraged.