June 30 is a day we have been waiting for.
In April, when we started engaging potential partners, we knew that we’d need to reach 50 percent of our monthly support goal by June 30 to stay on track to leave in Spring 2015.
Through the journey, we were overwhelmed by the turnout at our “kick off” gathering at the Lee’s home, blessed by unexpected one-time gifts, and encouraged by all the faithful people who stepped up and said, “we’re in!”
And then, late last week, we crossed the 50 percent mark!
At that point, we weren’t thinking about whether our ministry account was half-full or half-empty, our thankfulness was overflowing!
We have waited for this opportunity for many years, we have prayed over it, so many of those reading this post have been with us on this journey. And now, we have passed a huge milestone!
Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot of work left to do! Many more conversations, emails, calls, church visits, blog posts! But today, we rejoice.
We are thankful to the God who works all things together for good for those that love Him (Romans 8:28). We are thankful for every good and every perfect gift that comes from Him (James 1:17). We are thankful for each and every financial partner that got us to that 50 percent threshold.
More than that, we are thankful for what those partners represent. They’re not just numbers in a spreadsheet. They are individuals and families, generously giving their resources for kingdom work. They are people sending us to the field and committing to partner with us once we get there.
One of our ReachGlobal colleagues recently posted a blog entry called “The Senders” that expresses our sentiments well:
God has given us the privilege of going. Yet we don’t forget, not for one minute, that we could not go without an army of senders.
We are overflowing with thanks for our growing army of senders!