“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”
II Corinthians 9:6
For quite some time now, God has been speaking to me about the importance of giving to others who are in need. To be honest, it was really a wake-up call for me to check my attitude and perspective on our mission work. God’s Word has brought conviction where conviction has been needed. I am reminded of the following passage in 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 (for lack of space I am only including verse 6): “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” It goes on to speak of how God loves a cheerful giver.
We have been in a position here at the Abraham Project to witness God’s miraculous provision. In actuality, it has been a time in which we have received much, but there is still so much more that is needed to complete the project. In the midst of this, it is not that difficult to forget the importance of giving. God is continually changing my perspective to see the situation as He sees it. It has been a refreshing time in my life, one in which I have been rejuvenated and encouraged. I believe the old adage goes something like this, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Well it is amazing how quickly the doors of opportunity open up, especially when one is alert and actively seeking those open doors. We have discovered there is no shortage of pressing needs all around us. God has given us specific direction as to what He would have us accomplish and we have responded by changing our compass and following His leading. As part of this new mandate, we have been able to do the following things:
1) Purchased a radio transmitter tube for a Christian radio station in Nicaragua.
2) Trip to Panama to assist a sister church. We have plans to return in August with a mission team.
3) Raised over $4,000 to help remodel & expand a church in a rural community.
4) Planning a trip in July to complete expansion of another rural church.
To complete these tasks, we are trusting that God will give us the strength to carry out His will and to provide the necessary funding to do so. If you are interested in knowing more, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information on how you can help.
Thanks to everyone who has kept our family in their prayers! It is greatly needed and appreciated.
Stephen, Georgiana, Luke, & Bethany Grace