Sunday, February 6, 2011

Community Bible Church in Omaha

Today, I gave a ministry update at CBC in Omaha, my home church. I'm always very nervous before I get up to speak but today I just prayed that I would not be nervous and that He would use what I said be honored and glorified. Right before I went up my friend Dawna reached over, hugged me, and said a quick prayer for me. As I got up in the first service and started to speak, I noticed that the slide show wasn't working. I wasn't sure how I was going to give my presentation because the slides were going to help me remember what to say when. But overall, it went pretty well.

About a month ago, the director at the school told me to make a "wish list" including all my wants and needs for the special needs program. It's been amazing because God has been providing me those needs through people outside the school that don't even know about my wish list. After second service, a woman came to me and asked if there was anything I need for my classroom, like books to read. I told her that I was needing some books for my 7th graders that were reading at a 4th/5th grade level. She said, "Well, I used to be a 7th grade teacher and I have books at reading levels." She didn't say 7th grade until after I said I needed 7th grade!!! I knew it was from the Lord and that he was providing me with another thing off my list. God is so good.

There were commitment cards in the bulletin that people could place in the offering plate or hand to me. Through out the morning, a couple people handed me the cards and expressed an interest in joining my support team. One lady came up to me and said, "This is the first week I've ever been at the church but I'd like to start supporting you monthly." I left there with 6 new commitment cards and several others said they needed to go home, talk about it with their spouse, and pray about it. I even had some current supporters say they would like to up their monthly support! Can you believe it???

I've been praying for 10 new donors in the month of February. Today, I received 3 new monthly donors and several expressed they wanted to increase their monthly support. Praise God with me as I am that much closer to my goal of 100%!!!

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