Rev Dr Rachel R
It's only the 18th day into January 2021 and already, God has surprised me with twenty-two surprises! On the very first and second and fifth days of 2021, I received financial gifts that put a smile on my face. All were sent with love and good wishes. God bless the givers!
On the sixth day of 2021, I was actually surprised that I could send some funds to a team-mate. Imagine, I have been trying to use various means to send these funds in 2020 but each time, the huge transfer fee or restrictions by the agency / bank disallowed this necessary activity. It was a good breakthrough which the sender and the receiver enjoyed. God blessed us both.
On the tenth day of 2021, I surprised myself by choosing to drop various platforms of communication! There you go! WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram is conveniently out of my life. Instead, I chose to adopt Telegram and Signal as my main quick way of communication. In the process, I lost a few regular Whatsapp contacts but thankfully, we are connected on email. The funny thing is that even after I had announced that I was not going to respond to messages on Facebook Messenger, I still kept receiving messages! So friends, if you had sent me messages but have not received a reply, it is because I prefer that you just Telegram, Signal or email me.
And finally, I am thankful that God allowed two followers of Christ to come onboard to help the ministry (one who will help whenever possible; the other who will help so much more and come alongside). In addition, God allowed two significant partnerships with churches which will likely have the FAIM team busy till end 2022 and maybe 2023.
For all of the above, thank you to a Good, Good, God. I count my surprises because this activity continues to remind me that I should never take my blessings for granted.
The biggest blessing is that God has kept me healthy for His work.
I am living the eternal life right here on earth; trusting God daily has been a great joy.
Seek the Grand Giver first.
John 17: 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
May God bless you abundantly,
photo credit: Dave Hoefler