Over the past few weeks, our church has taken a break from preaching about and plowing through 1 & 2 Timothy and has been focused on greed and money. Yesterday our pastor challenged us by asking, “How many people are going to be waiting at the gates of heaven for you because you helped them out? Do you use your money for you or do you use God’s money for His people?”
I’ve wanted to sponsor a missionary from the Gospel For Asia (GFA) for a while and I immediately wrote down a simple call-to-action in my journal that read, “Sponsor a missionary from Gospel For Asia.”
Being that I just got my annual bonus and raise from my day job, I wanted to “give the first fruits” to God to honor Him for blessing our family.
This is a no-brainer.
Last night I gave my wife the heads-up that I wanted to sponsor a missionary from GFA. This morning we sponsored Bilibond – a missionary from India.
Here’s his testimony:
I was born June 15, 1986, into a nominal Christian family in India. During childhood, I attended the Sunday school and involved in the church activities.
When I was a small child, I did not get proper education because my father passed away. His death made us to go through much difficulty. In the course of time, I spent time in sinful activities. Due to bad behavior, I lost my job. My mother prayed and counseled me to stay away from worldly activities.
One particular day, my mother asked me to go to the church. Accordingly, I went and heard the message about salvation from God’s servant. As he was sharing, God helped me understand the message. Those words touched my heart. Then I realized God’s love and sins I had committed. Being convicted of my sins, I confessed my sins and received Jesus as my Savior.
After receiving Jesus, I got new job in order to earn money. I felt joy and peace in my heart and I decided to follow Him. I left my job and started to attend the church activities. I have a burden to propagate the Gospel. As I asked the Lord for His will, He confirmed me of His calling and I enrolled in a GFA Bible School.
I’m not sharing this with you readers because I want to brag about what we’re doing. Instead, I want to challenge you to consider sponsoring a missionary from GFA.