“Thank you!” Two small words with so much intended and so many to receive them. This week has been a study in the family of God working together. First, we are here because a little church in Belize faithfully prayed to our big God. He brought us together as an answer to those prayers. As the roof was being completed in March, we planned for a Pastors’ School. We also learned of a need for pure water.
This need was published and prayer partners were engaged. Donations were made for the water purification system and people volunteered to go. Two groups of ladies in Scottsboro wanted to help. They’ve never been to Belize and aren’t likely to ever go. But, they provided tools for ministry that will be used by people they will never see. In turn, the dresses and quilts will be used to reach people these ladies will never know. The people who donated for the construction of the water system aren’t known by the Santa Teresa church. And they won’t know the people reached by the use of the water system. The people who provided for the Pastor Training School won’t meet the pastors they helped and they won’t know all the results of the pastors’ ministries.
All this points to the fact that none of us ministers alone. God calls us to community, a family, and that is how we minister. It’s not about seeing or knowing all the pieces God can bring together. That is HIS job. Ours is to be faithful in the piece He gives us to do. So it is with deep conviction and appreciation I say, “Thank you,” to the team that has ministered this week. They are a GREAT bunch of folks. But we couldn’t have done what we did without so many of you who couldn’t go but you answered God’s call to make the work possible. Thank you so much!
Soli Deo Gloria!