Last Fall, we were in La Romana. Our presence there was an answer to many prayers. I shared many things with you while we were there and quite a bit when we returned. One of those posts was about a Dominican family that chose to take an active role in this ministry. [See Treasure and Want]
Rest assured that family took an interest in our work in La Romana last week. During our second day, I was asked about the ministry and how things had been going since our first visit. I was happy to give a good report. That conversation illustrates several things.
First, where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Funny how that works. When our treasure is all invested in Apple stock we are likely to look at the stock price at least once a day. When our treasure is invested in the Kingdom we will spend our time looking at a very different list of things. That’s what this family was doing. Their treasure, time, and prayers have been invested in this ministry and they wanted to know how things were going.
Second, God’s faithfulness was on display. The Lord had provided for them in spite of their sacrifice. They gave testimony to that fact as we talked. I was also able to testify to God’s faithfulness in this ministry since its beginning. That family is part of God’s faitfhulness.
The last thing for this post is what that family wanted in the first place. Jesus used a widow and her mites (pennies) as an example of a great offering. Last Fall I promised this family I’d share their story for the same purpose. Please invest your treasure, time, and prayers in this ministry. God is answering prayers in ways we never dreamed. It’s a result of the ‘mites’ many people are bringing! Think about it!
Soli Deo Gloria!