Thursday, December 16, 2010

overwhelmed by the givers

2 Corinthians 8:3 NASB
For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,

Earlier this week I wrote about being overwhelmed with the needs that have come to us in the last few days.  They have continued, and there are more people who have huge needs this Christmas season.  I pray for the resources to help as well as for more people to help these precious people that God cares about.

But let me tell you what else I am overwhelmed by.  People, businesses and others have stepped forward to help others.  The calls and emails from these folks and some others who I have talked to in passing.  

Yeah, it is Christmas when people want to give.  Yet I never get tired of watching God's people step up to meet needs in the name of Jesus.  We make a difference in giving time, encouragement and our money or gifts.

Who are you going to bless between now and Christmas?  Ask you church or pastor who might have a need.  Go to your local homeless shelter and ask what you can do to serve.  Look around you because there is most likely someone who has a need your haven't seen that that has not been met yet.  Let's make a difference and give from what God has placed in our lives.

Let me say THANK YOU to all of you who have giving over and above what you normally give.  

Hebrews 7:7 NLT
And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.

I just got a phone call from one of our favorite people at the LA Dream Center.  They shared that every gift given to them this month is being doubled.  That means that the small gift that my wife and I give monthly is bigger than we thought.  That is awesome.  Bless your church and other agencies that are sharing Jesus and meeting real needs this season and beyond!  Thank you for giving!!!

NOTE: We are taking our annual mission offering at The Community Fellowship, and I ask our people and you to help us meet our goal of $3.000.  Almost half of this gift will stay in our community to help those in need.  The rest will be shared with missionaries and mission efforts in Virginia, in the USA and around the world.  Bring your best gift to The Community or you can use the paypal button on my blog (click the button on the top right of this page).

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