Monday, October 4, 2010
WEF Plus: Challenge 2010 - We Need You!
I've been studying 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 and would like to ask you to humbly read through these precious words of encouragement from the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. Paul begins this passage by bragging on the church at Macedonia that even though they were being severely tested and faced extreme poverty, they overflowed with joy and begged for the privilege of sharing in a particular ministry to the saints in Jerusalem. Paul records that they gave "as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability" (verse 3), and totally surprised everyone! How and why would Macedonians give so liberally to someone in Jerusalem that they had never met before? The Message Bible says it like this, "..it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives."
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would want you to participate in this historical offering. As always, we are trusting God that He will provide the means for us to continue in ministry here in Vanuatu.
For those in the USA/Canada region, a special website has been established to make resources readily available to the local churches. WEF Plus: Challenge 2010 Web Resources