There is no way that people should be fundraising in the midst of recession. There is no way that mission trips to Kenya, New York and Iowa should reach their funding goals in the midst of economic crisis. There is no way that a people who has lost portions of savings, investments and 401k plans should be open handed enough to support these kinds of 'unneccessary endeavors'.
That's why God is the Provider and Not us! Saturday was our Church's Mission Auction and in one night, $13,000 was raised for these three trips which brings our Kenya Team even closer to boarding the planes in June.
It was neat to see the Church come together in so many solid ways. From servants who spent countless hours putting together booklets, sending out letters to businesses, shopping and preparing food, serving at the mission auction, and cleaning up afterwards, to those who gave generously during the auction to acquire some stuff, but also to support a worthy cause.
God laughs at our panic in recession. God provides in the midst of scare provision.
It was a good weekend and this is a good church.