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The Little Church with the Big Heart!

Posted by Major Dave on 3:23 PM

9 Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless--cheerfully. 10 Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: 11 if words, let it be God's words; if help, let it be God's hearty help. That way, God's bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he'll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything--encores to the end of time. Oh, yes! 1 Peter 4:9-11 (The Message)

One of the benefits of being a “simple church” is that we have no overhead costs: no paid clergy, no building costs, and no salaried positions. God tells us that we must learn to give and be generous with all that He provides. Gifts, tithes and offerings received from the friends and members of our Church are pledged to help other churches and missions both within the province and around the world.

In the past 6 weeks we have been able to receive and pass along $850. In doing so, we have encouraged the ministry of a “faith missionary” in Ontario, helped finance an evangelistic outreach of a Church in Shawinigan (Nouvel espoir), and supported a mission trip to Mexico.

This is just the beginning. Personally, I am convinced that if we continue to live generously, that God will pour into our storehouse from His abundance. Faithful in little, we will eventually be trusted with much. And what we really want from God is to play a part in the great harvest He has planned for this province.

Live as though being generous really matters. It does in God’s economy.

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2 Comments


I haven't commented before but that doesn't mean I haven't been reading & praying! It has been so thrilling (no exaggeration!) to see this God-experiment unfold :) To see what He is doing in and through a few faithful people. The impact is greater than any of us know, I'm sure. I believe you are "doing church" (if I can use that expression) the way it's meant to be - not some huge, semi-corporate entity, but an intimate body of believers. I pray that you continue to have opened ears, eyes, minds & hearts to follow every prompting of the Spirit coming from the Head, Christ Jesus, to His body at WoH.
Blessings!
DW


I totally agree with DW's comment. The church is now more and more about being part of the body of Christ than being simply a building or human institution. A body is not made of big, static parts, but an infinity of small, intricate and particular live cells, each performing their duty. So it is with your ministry, David, so it is with ours, so it is with the growing number of Christians striving more and more to have a DIRECT relationship with the Head.

God bless
Guy

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