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Share this with anyone you know. We all can help make a difference in someone's life. It's a blessing.
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A special ‘Rhyme Poem’ with Acronymn ‘TEAM’ dedicated to the ‘Estradas’ in the United States of America.It’s a piece of 20-lines and 5-Stanzas poem to support their mission on the continent,viz Ghana.(West Africa).
The Estradas Africa Mission (TEAM) Title Of Poem (TOP)
A family with compassionate heart,
As God leads them on every part.
In order to fulfil the great commission,
The Estradas African Mission.
It’s obvious their calling to the motherland,
Where many live in abject poverty so grand.
But,they’ve followed the Creator’s vision,
The Estradas Africa Mission.
Let’s support their trip in all manner of kindness,
In order to esnure their giving in every goodness.
So as to part-take in their heavenly mansion,
The Estradas Africa Mission.
Being a blessing to both the young and old,
Even as a witness and beneficiary,I need to unfold.
Due to what’s descrivbed as the Master’s passion,
The Estradas Africa Mission.
A course to bring others aboard as contributors,
Although,they remain it wisdom-filled directors.
To give charity to the needy,regardless of their pension,
The Estradas Africa Mission.
To find how to support their mission and ministry,kindly send e-mail via : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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God truly is Jehoveh-jireh.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Question about Funding for missionaries:"What can I do to successfully raise prayer and financial support" "Combine faith-filled prayer with fearless communication. I believe that where God guides, he provides. Yet, just as I learned how to preach, I had to learn how to raise support. The way I have raised support is by fearlessly praying and communicating. First, I pray to find out what God wants me to do, and then through prayer I apply his promises to those needs. Second, in an honest up-front way, I share with my home church and prayer partners what I intend to do and what I need to get the job done. I have never begged for money. Instead, after praying about my needs, church leaders and supporters usually ask what I need. Sometimes the Lord gives me creative ways to share those needs in a newsletter or through some other communication with my support team. "Watch God provide through doing your part and through others When God started calling me to missions, it took me a very long time to listen. I'd left college with an honors degree and excellent references and was looking for a teaching job. After months of applications, interviews, and near misses, I gave into the "still small voice" and wrote to a missions group for information about teaching positions they had.When the information pack arrived a few days later, I looked through it and was horrified to learn that I would have to raise personal support. I thought through my list of family and friends. Many had just left college as I had and were struggling to pay off student loans. Some were newly married and taking on the responsibilities of mortgages and other home costs. There was no one I felt I could ask for money, so I filed the papers under the bed and tried to forget about it. I told my parents my new plan for the next two years, filled out the application forms, and let all my family and friends know. My dad and I began to dream up creative schemes for fundraising-donor dinners, bake sales, craft sales. I took a Christmas job in a shop to help pay off my school debt. In the early summer, my church let me have a table at the Village Festival to sell some of my unwanted belongings to raise money. Several people gave me one-time gifts, and offers of monthly support began to filter in. There were no miraculous meetings, no huge, unexpected donations, but many small gifts, often from people I hardly knew. Before my dad and I had a chance to put any of our plans into action, I added up how much I had, how much had been promised, and what I had managed to save from my job. I discovered that slowly, quietly, and unobtrusively God had provided exactly the total I needed for my two-year commitment. I always knew he could do it but never really believed he would do it for me. I have now been in missions for five years, and God has continued to provide for my needs, plus a few "wants" on the side! More than that, he has broadened my horizons beyond my imagination and allowed me to be part of His plan in many people's lives.Excerpted from pp. 186ff in the book Scaling the Wall: Overcoming Obstacles to Missions Involvement, by Kathy Hicks. "Give generously to missionaries now and receive from others later." Over twenty years ago I quit my job as a pharmacist to join Campus Crusade for Christ. I needed to raise a significant amount of support per month plus some for one-time needs. One thing I recall is that I had been giving generously to different mission organizations in the previous three years, above the tithe to my church. As I gave, Luke 6:38 applied: "Give, and it will be given to you."I somewhat naively thought that the Lord could bring these pledges together in about thirty days. Praise God, he did exactly that. And my home church pledged nothing that first year. "Follow the example of George Muller – trust God alone." WEC's tradition of trusting God alone for provision comes from scriptural examples and the influence of the life of George Muller. In the 1800s, Muller was guided by God to begin an orphanage in Bristol, England, by faith in the promises of God. He made no appeal for funds, but rather sought God to move in people's hearts so they would give toward the care of the orphans. Muller's testimony to God's faithful provision influenced Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, and later C.T. Studd, founder of WEC, who began his mission career with Taylor in China. Reflect on the words of Muller: "Over the years the Lord has faithfully taken care of us financially in our work of caring for the orphans by constantly raising up new supporters. God's promise is that they that trust in the Lord shall never be confounded. . . for one reason or another were we to lean upon man we would inevitably be disappointed; but, in leaning upon the living God alone, moment by moment, we are beyond disappointment and beyond being forsaken because of death, or of not having enough to live on or enough love or because of the needs of other works also requiring support. How precious to have learned to stand with God alone in the world, and yet to be happy and confident, and to know that 'no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.'"Some who read or hear of Muller's adventures of faith say, "Oh, he had a very special gift of faith, but I couldn't live like that!" Muller argues, "It is the selfsame faith which is found in every believer ... Oh, I plead with you, do not think me an extraordinary believer, having privileges above others of God's dear children, which they cannot have, nor look on my way of acting as something that would not do for other believers ... Do but stand still in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God if you trust in Him." "Share your passion with everyone." I raised my support without realizing I was raising support. All I did was get excited about what God was doing in my life. That's all. I started telling everyone I knew about how God had called me to Mexico as a missionary. I wasn't even thinking about support when I was doing this, I just was so passionate about what God was doing that I couldn't stop talking about it. I was working as a waitress at a local restaurant, and one evening I was speaking about what what God was doing in my life. It turned out that the couple I was waiting on were pastors of a church all the way across the country, and they were searching for missionaries to support. Just because of my passion, and my desire to communicate to others what God was doing, that one church now fully supports me and has been doing so for more than a year.Prayer and passion – those are the two things that I had, and those are the two things that God used to get me what I needed. "Realize that support raising is your first ministry assignment!" Some would-be missionaries tend to view support-raising as a necessary evil before they can get to a ministry assignment. Support raising is actually a ministry in itself - one that stretches and affirms your own faith as well as blessing those who become part of your support team. It is, indeed, a special type of ministry, and your first chance to help change people's lives. Engaging people in God's Kingdom work and providing opportunities for them to be involved and to have an impact is a special part of your calling as a missionary. Embrace it. Learning to raise support often happens through training provided by the missions agency. Sometimes that training is extensive and quite helpful. Sometimes there is little to no training at all. That's where it can be helpful to find other resources such as books and seminars to help. One great resource that is comprehensive and inexpensive is called Partners for LIFE: How to Build, Grow and Maintain Your Missionary Support Team. It provides online video training sessions, downloadable materials and more that you can access anytime from anywhere. Many have found this training to be extremely helpful. Maybe you will, too. Start with the support-raising blog and a sample video. "Trust God and ask him." I trust God first and talk to him about what I really need the most. So it is: to ask him, to listen and to have a good relationship so his heart is opened. He will provide anything we ask, especially the financial support.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
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James 1:19-21 Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn't grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.
22-24 Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.
25 But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God - the free life! - even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action.
26-27 Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world. Help us Help other... Donate to this mission: buildingfoundation.wix.com/building-foundations
Monday, January 12, 2015
I was thinking back to when we first met Pastor Stephen in Kumasi,Ghana. this is an old photo from our very first trip. from the school dedication, 2008. The Gonzalez Educational Complex, Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. Back then here were about 35 children. Today there are over 300. God bless this school. God bless the children, the teachers and staff. Anyone, please consider giving to help us help others. Go to http://buildingfoundation.wix.com/building-foundations