Well, much has happened in the past few weeks since we launched the campaign to raise funds for the Anslay Church of God Child Survival Program, and I'm pleased to say that the initial numbers have begun to roll in.
As of July 7th, the number of one-time gifts and monthly commitments have combined for a total of 9 sponsorships, leaving 114 remaining needed sponsorships before the project is fully funded. We are so grateful to those who have contributed and would encourage others to prayerfully consider playing a vital part of this ministry.
We have some great things in store as we seek to take the message of the Anslay CSP to churches, Rotary Clubs, and Bible Study groups throughout our community. We are even planning a massive garage sale soon for those of you who live in the Dayton, Ohio area. I will be talking much more about this in the near future, but in the mean time I'd like to ask for your continued support.
How can you help? Though we continue to ask for financial gifts and sponsorships, this project begins and ends with prayer. I am feeling this burden more and more with each day and am reminded of Psalm 127:1 which says, "Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain."
Perhaps you've already given or are even unable to give at this time. No matter where you find yourself, we would ask you to pray for the families in Mbulu. We serve a sovereign God who is not short on resources, and so we trust that He holds the lives of these precious mom's and babies in the palm of His hand. Together, our prayers can and will make a difference in the lives of people a continent away.
Lastly, we would ask if you would be willing to share the news about the Anslay Church of God CSP website, as well as this blog with a friend, family member or colleague, or by linking both to your Facebook or MySpace accounts. Word of mouth is extremely valuable!
In the mean time, I want to thank all of you for your continued prayers and gifts. Stay tuned... More great news is on the way!