THANK YOU THANK YOU
Here’s a secret: Without generous people like you we wouldn’t find it easy to run all through. We thank you that you have always been able to discover new ways to give. This willful & joyful pursuit of new opportunities is one of the reasons we keep going!
But also; for all the endless varieties of giving, there remains a single source: LOVE.
For example, David once gave land to Mephibosheth, one of Saul’s grandsons (2 Samuel 9). As a new king of Israel, he could have viewed Saul’s relative as a serious threat to his rule. Instead, David chose to be generous. Why? Because David had promised Saul’s son Jonathan that, come what may, he would provide for his family. (1 Samuel 20:14) Threat or no threat, he would prove his love for his friend Jonathan by showing uncommon kindness.
Giving land to Mephibosheth wasn’t drudgery or even obligation for David. It was an act of love.
Indeed, David would make generosity the hallmark of his rule to demonstrate how God’s love had changed his life. Above all, everything David had become and everything he owned was because he was loved by God.
Don’t forget this is our expression Story to you! God’s love for you is proved once and for all through Jesus Christ. This is an everything-love against which nothing else can prevail. God’s love cannot be stopped!
When you’re truly loved, you hold on loosely to your stuff and give in as many ways as you can. The possibilities are endless!
Through you, we have (in brief) had the following in 2021;
January – launched our sponsorship program (and before mapping out the Agape Star School Vision)
February – Office renovation and shade were completed, Security payments considered, 2 sewing machines, dreads, locks & tables purchased and the old mama’s (chicken & beans project) was launched.
March – Plastic chairs, tents, contribution towards office dedication (7th March), Women’s Day cake and care packages for the 6 selected special case children were distributed.
April – Jewelry & sewing materials, office padlocks, projector and the herbs and spices garden were considered.
May – Home schooling and the Children’s annual Bible Programs were launched.
June – Postage clearances, DWIB C ladies’ gumboots and Computer expenses were considered.
July – Continuation of the Children’s Bible Programs.
August – Homeschooling program continued; visual art prizes given out & DWIB C forum carried out.
September – Weaving of mats project launched, Extra Isaiah 46:4 t-shirts & had Carry Home project.
October – Micro gardening needs and Rose firewood business support considered. Considered Security guard payments.
November – Cooking project, Agape school land purchase completion and final phase of annual Children’s Bible Programs.
December – Thanksgiving Celebration (Women & Children)
And once again, it all begins with LOVE. And, it truly has been that love. Without it, all this would have never happened. With your generosity, anything great ever happens. Ever.
As BLCDF, we believe life change happens through relationships. Through your good relationship with us, we answer the call God asks of each one of us – to love one another as He loves us. It doesn’t stop there! Not only does God ask us to love our brothers and sisters, but while loving them, He also commands us to “go and make disciples.” And as we support them.
Thank you for 2021
Wamala Steven and the BLCDF Team