A few weeks ago, I purchased a much needed car for ministry. My 2008 Subaru Impreza has only 25,000 miles on it, and it’s a great way to transport students. The best part of this story though, is that I couldn’t have bought this car on my own. At the June family gathering, the congregation approved a $10,000 gift towards the purchase of a car for me. I was blown away! I think it took a few days before I could talk about it without tearing up. This gift from my KSBC family was more than I could have ever imagined when I began praying about the need for a car.
Probably one of the biggest challenges for me in ministry is trusting God with finances. Admittedly, raising support is not the easiest thing for me. Over the past couple of years, I haven’t been able to reach 100% of my funding. But God has been so gracious. He continually meets my needs and grows my trust in Him. I can truly say with the Psalmist that “the Lord has dealt bountifully with me (Ps. 116:7).”
When I think about the gospel, about all that I have in Christ, I know that $10,000 is small by comparison. Still, it serves as a reminder every time I get in my Subaru that God sees and knows me; that He meets needs and hears prayers; that He has blessed me with a loving and generous church family that sacrificial partners with me in ministry.
Please pray for me in the days ahead
—that I will be quick to remember how faithfully God has met my needs. Pray that this car will be a tool to advance His kingdom and make His name known. Thank you, KSBC, for your consistent, gracious partnership in ministry! I’m humbled and so grateful for this overwhelmingly generous gift. It serves as a daily reminder of God’s provision and of the precious church family I am so blessed to be part of. It has been a joy to share with others this story of God’s provision. An out-of-state supporter, who is also a single gal in ministry, recently sent a note to KSBC thanking you all for your care for me. Friends and family members who have known of my need are rejoicing in God’s goodness. And it is my prayer that God will use this story in the lives of my unbelieving friends as well.