Previous Post from Friday, 08 February 2013
Hello friends and family,
It’s always a great pleasure to update you with what the Lord is doing in our pursuit of Him. God has been very gracious to us at Give Hope Ministries, as we have been seeking Him to meet the needs of the children we are serving in the orphanage school in Busia, Uganda. As the new year begins, we thank God for His faithfulness and grace as He journeyed with me from Minnesota to Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, back to Colorado, and on to Wyoming. I have been continually blessed on this trip to be surrounded by great men and women of faith and generosity.
One of the many gifts we are celebrating right now is that Give Hope Ministries was granted Tax Exempt status from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on November 21, 2012. This means contributions made after this date are deductible on your 2012 US Tax returns!
During my time in Minnesota and Idaho, I had the opportunity to share the message of Give Hope Ministries with brothers and sisters at several churches. Then, in Oklahoma, I got to take a long car ride with my host who is a great man of God. Listening to his thoughts about the Kingdom was incredibly encouraging to me. In Colorado, I had the opportunity to ski for the first time with my host family and enjoyed God's beauty in a new way. In Santa Fe I was even able to meet with some of my classmates from Moody Bible Institute. It brought such joy as we laughed and reminded each other about the goodness of the Lord. This season has been refreshing to my soul.
Throughout the Christmas season, as we were remembering our Saviour's birth and exchanging gifts, Give Hope Ministries was continually blessed by the generosity of our donors. God has kept on surprising us with His amazing grace here at Give Hope Ministries as we have been seeking Him and working to reach out to the needy kids.
God continues to be very gracious to us through the overwhelming gifts of friendship that we enjoy with you our partners. He meets all our needs according to His riches in glory! We deeply thank you once again for your prayers and donations, for that is what has sustained us as a ministry and we continue to depend on your support.