Monday, June 18, 2012

Update 3: Christian's GRACE Fund

A few days ago on Thursday evening I received an exciting email that someone had donated $500 to Christian’s GRACE fund! I was dancing on the ceiling! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, whoever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just checked with Kathy in the Adoption Advocates Int'l financial department this morning and the tally of the fund is up to $2922!!! We are getting soooooo close! We now need 54 people to donate $20 each and we will be rockin’ Christian’s case to court in Ghana! [For donation information click HERE and scroll down to bottom of post]

Today is Monday - the beginning of the work week. Were you planning on going out to lunch with your co-workers or significant other this week? Would you be willing to sacrifice your lunch just one day this week and give it instead to the Lord’s work in Christian’s life?

When Jesus looked out and saw that a large crowd had arrived, he said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread to feed these people?" He said this to stretch Philip's faith. He already knew what he was going to do.

Philip answered, "Two hundred silver pieces wouldn't be enough to buy bread for each person to get a piece."

One of the disciples—it was Andrew, brother to Simon Peter—said, "There's a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that's a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this."

Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." There was a nice carpet of green grass in this place. They sat down, about five thousand of them. Then Jesus took the bread and, having given thanks, gave it to those who were seated. He did the same with the fish.

All ate as much as they wanted. When the people had eaten their fill, he said to his disciples, "Gather the leftovers so nothing is wasted." They went to work and filled twelve large baskets with leftovers from the five barley loaves.

The people realized that God was at work among them in what Jesus had just done (John 6:5-15)....

It was just a sack lunch.  Willingly given up, and placed in Jesus' hands.  And a miracle happened.  I wonder what God could do with your lunch money? :)

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