WE ARE SO CLOSE! Vonda and I made a decision NOT to move into the academy until it was completely paid off.
Eight days ago we still owed $18,000 and honestly, we didn’t have any idea how we were going to raise that kind of money any time soon. We just raised $2,000 to build Rosa and her daughters a new house, kitchen and stove! (We start building April 15!) We recently raised $6,000 to purchase 134 water filters! (We’re still passing those out. Update coming SOON!) And in October I flew to Colorado for two fundraisers and raised $45,000 for the construction of the academy. G-d’s people keep standing up!
The thought of asking 18 people to partner with us with $1,000 each was overwhelming. And then I read this:
Why missionaries ask for so much
By Frances Green
“When we lived in Venezuela it felt like we were always asking somebody for something.
Would my brother drive us to the airport at 3:30 in the morning? Can we stay with you–all six of us!–while Gary takes a class? Could Mom send us some chocolate chips? Will someone hand deliver a notarized copy to the consulate?
People must get tired of our requests because we certainly get tired of asking. It’s embarrassing. It’s humbling.
It makes us feel like a needy child instead of a responsible adult. We feel like the persistent brat – “Give me. Give me. Give me.”
Just because missionaries ask doesn’t mean we enjoy it. Most of us dread it. But we keep asking because the job we’re called to do is bigger than we can do alone.
We should be concerned when missionaries quit asking.
When they quit asking, it means they have quit dreaming. It means they are limiting their future ministry to what they can do in their own strength, with their own resources. And the kingdom of God is too big for that!
Why are missionaries always asking for something?
Because, by God’s design, that’s what missionaries do. And their asking allows the rest of us to lay up treasure in heaven and participate with them in God’s great plan for the nations.”
On March 22, the first day of Holy Week, we asked you to pray about being one of the 18 people who would partner with us to help pay off the construction of the new academy. As of today, we have raised $17,000. THAT. IS. MIRACULOUS. Thank you!
We are looking for
three two ONE more warrior to stand with us. Are you one of the 18? Will you pray about it? Click HERE to give.
We love you!
George and Vonda and 75 little boys who are becoming men of G-d