Posted by: macahajo | October 22, 2012

This Is What Our Awesome God Is Doing!

In the last month, 10 new families & individuals have decided to partner with us in the ministry in Africa, through prayer and through regular financial giving. This is what our awesome God is doing and we want to share with you about it, for His glory!   During this journey of developing ministry partners for Africa, we have had the privilege of hearing testimonies of how God has challenged people to be a part of His Kingdom work and how people have taken steps of faith.  We have heard, seen and experienced amazing stories of sacrifice, obedience and love.

On September 22nd, we communicated that we started to pray for 40 new partners who wanted to give $50 each month, 20 new partners who want to give $100 each month, or 10 new partners who want to give $200 each month.  And we were convicted that we really needed to ask people to pray for us when we went to meetings to talk to people about Africa. So, on September 27th, we asked some of our partners to pray for a meeting we scheduled with someone about Africa.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2

One of our supporters said that they were going to fast and pray for more partners on October 1st. This started a day of prayer and fasting that went beyond that one supporter and us. We found out that at least 20 people and families joined us in prayer and fasting that day.  And we not only prayed for more partners, but for the American Christian Church and Africa too.  And God encouraged us to persevere.

“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1b-2a

The week after we fasted, one woman told us that she wanted to give us $100 each week so that we could get to Africa! God worked in her heart! She didn’t read our e-newsletters that communicated our need! She didn’t read our facebook updates or our blog posts that communicated our need.  God communicated to her the need and burdened her heart to help send us!

Two weeks ago, we asked for prayer, for four new partners to give $100 each month.  One friend told us to cross one off the list because their family wanted to give $100 each month! She said that they want to be a part of making disciples of all nations because that’s what His Word commands us to do!

And last weekend, a couple stopped Mark in church and told him that they prayed about how to support us and that they decided to partner with us by giving $100 each month to the ministry!

We are amazed at what God is doing and we thank Him for His provisions. And we thank God for His people who are sending us to Africa. The weekend before we fasted, God gave us three new partners for the ministry in Africa and then the next week, the Lord gave us four new partners!  And in this last week, He gave us three more new partners!  So, just last month we were at about 23% of the monthly funds we needed, but now we are at 33% of the monthly support that we need to go to Africa to do the ministry that the Lord is calling us to! And we know several families told us that they were praying about joining our team!  This is what our awesome God is doing!

Together, we partner to make disciples who make disciples.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20

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