Netcast Update (Showing off the Lord Jesus)

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to show off the Lord Jesus Christ real quick. I have become a firm believer that the Lord is telling the truth when he says "I will build my church." As most of you know, we have been going through the Acts 29 assessment process which we have passed through and are now being coached by a pastor in the New England area. The next phase of our church plant has been fundraising and building a team. Let me update you with a couple of financial miracles that has just stirred my soul.

1. I was given an incentive by the CEO of my company to raise money. He has offered to do a matching grant of up to $10K. He is willing to match 50% (up to $500) per family, church, or organization. The person can not be a relative and money has to be raised by October 31st. In essence I need 20 people / organizations to give $1000 in order to receive the full amount.

2. My brother-in-law has offered to purchase and design our website $1000 minimum gift not including the labor and expertise.

3. I had coffee with a local pastor in town today who told me that he was prompted to give me $1000 towards the church plant. It was the first time that I met him and I never asked him for money. He is sending a check shortly.

4. A team member who will be moving with us to plant was just given a large inheritance and will be tithing that income to our church plant. Are you kidding me? The person who passed away was a believer. Praise God.

5. I received an e-mail from a believer in NC who I have never met before. Someone who I occasionally work with mentioned that she knew some crazy young man who was moving his family to Boston to plant a church (that would be us). She literally asked me about what we are doing, if she could be a prayer partner, where she could send a check, and who to make it out to. I never asked her for a dime. Jesus just moved on our behalf. When I told her about some of the things that have happened recently this was her response. Remember that we never met before, however she is a part of the Body of Christ and we are united by the Gospel.


I have been praying for your ministry, on a daily basis. When Wanda first told me about your ministry I felt led to start praying for you and your family. I have asked all of my siblings to do the same - there are 7 of us all together. They live from Jersey to Florida. What a blessing! God is so very good to us. He always throws in a couple of surprises. Don't really know why we are surprised because we know he does these things all of the time. You could write a book on the past three years that would be a great inspiration to many individuals that are struggling with a church or starting a church. Can't wait to read it.

God Richly Bless you and your family,

6. I am meeting with a pastor in town who leads an Evangelical Covenant church in Greensboro. The meeting is on Wednesday and he wants to talk about supporting us.

Just thought I would share; these are major miracles, especially in today's economy. If I had to chose a time to try and raise money, it would not be during the recession of 2009. However, God is faithful and will build his church. Pray that we will continue to never get ahead of what the Lord is doing and instead, follow his lead. If you would like to financially support us; please ask the Lord to give you the courage to have the generosity that it takes. I fully understand that it would be a huge sacrifice. I really love all of you and are so thankful to be able to show off what the Lord Jesus Christ is doing in the life of our church plant in Greater Boston. I am literally in tears today while writing this to you.

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