Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Power of Stories and Testimonies....Gotta read this!!!

We got an email from someone yesterday who said...

"I love reading all the stories and testimonies that you post. I have been following your Give the Word Facebook page and have been so inspired by all the stories of lives that have been changed. I was wondering if you would be able to provide a Bible for me and my husband. It has been many many years since I have opened a Bible but we now feel God has been giving us a kick in the butt. This is all going to be very new so we would need a Bible that is very easy to understand.... We have also decided that we would like to find a church that we could attend as well, so the hunt is on. We want to be an example to our kids and raise them in Godly home."

We were able to provide Beginners Bibles for the her family. Her son is a MASSIVE fan of Fresh IE who happens to be a good friend of mine and we are going to try and set up a meet and great with a singed copy of the KMF music ministry Bible that we did for Fresh IE as an outreach project. It is SO exciting to see a family start their faith journey together and its so awesome to know that the stories and testimonies that have come from Give the Word sparked this new journey for them. I'm blown away by God!! Love it!!!

Yesterday was met with some significant challenges, but after receiving this email, those challenges were far from my mind. God is using Give the Word as a conduit to build his Kingdom. I am constantly amazed at the stories that keep coming in. I just want to let you all know that your funds and prayers that you are supplying us with are truly making a huge difference. The Bible is so much more than a book...its a message hope....and people are finding that hope..we're seeing it every day. Thank you so much for your support.

Bibles reaching 20 widows in Northern Manitoba.

A man called us to ask if we could provide 20 outreach Bibles to be placed in 20 food hampers that were being donated to 20 widows in a first nations community up north. The next day we dropped off the Bibles for them...They could not have been more thankful.  Turns out it's Max and Patricia Thunder, first nations evangelists. They invited me into their home for lunch and shared stories of how they are using God's Word to reach people for Christ all over the place. He had a vision and a dream to see a Bible put in every home in Canada and was SO happy to be partnering with Give the Word.
Max shared a very touching story with me...He said God's Word is just as alive in a trash can as it is in someones hands. He said during his travels in Canada, A man he knows who was not a christian at all saw that there was a Bible that was thrown in the trash. He picked it up and brought it home because even though he didn't believe in Jesus, he thought that a Bible don'ts belong in a trash bin. He started to read it when he got home and two weeks later came to the realization that Christ was real and gave his life to Jesus.
Max gave me enough encouragement to last a long time. He made it very clear that Give the Word is needed, VERY needed right here at home.
We will continue to keep supplying Max, his wife Patricia and his family with Bibles so that they can do their part in fulfilling the great commission!!
Thank you Max and Patricia!! See you again soon!

I think his Eyepatch looks awesome!! I told him he should keep it on. We had a great laugh!!