“When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
Do you believe? God posed that question to me several weeks ago. Together – like the two blind men, we collectively said “Yes Lord”. And because of that, the Lord scheduled a miracle.
“Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.”
Jesus touched their eyes. As I reflect on this campaign, there is no doubt in my mind that we have seen a physical miracle –
We have exceeded the cash amount – $95,059.65 – and are currently at $245,059.65 (cash, materials and services), only $50k of materials to go.
More than that, though, I think God has touched our eyes. The blind men really had their own believe campaign. I conjecture that when they received their miracle that Jesus touched their eyes spiritually as well – and gave them spiritual insight – revelation. I have felt a prompt from the Lord these last couple of days that for you and I, like the blind men, our “believe” will result in a fresh spiritual insight into the people and things around us. A new ability to “see” – the capacity to see things we haven’t been able to see before.
It really has been a privilege to have had you walk the journey with us for the last six weeks. I would have to say that this has been the most spirit fueled campaign we’ve ever had – and the most fruitful in fifteen years. We know that this isn’t really about the money or the materials – it’s a means to a beautiful end of having a place where every day lives are being profoundly enhanced by God. Hope restored, and a lifetime of purpose begun. As our founder Loren Cunningham says, faith and finances is about relationships. Period. Every letter was a conversation, as you responded from places like Switzerland, New Zealand, USA, Canada, down the road in Newcastle, or in Western Australia.
So my friend, it’s with some sadness that I observe we are now in July and as we promised, need to call the campaign to an official close.This season has brought a great deal of joy to my heart, as one of the biggest conversations in our history. I will continue with updates, as I know there will continue to be activity over these next weeks. Also, we would love your reflections, and insights. Have you experienced your own “believe” breakthroughs over these 6 weeks?
I’d like to specifically acknowledge the skill and enthusiasm of Jess Norris, director’s assistant, who pioneered and facilitated this particular email communication platform. I don’t think our direct communications will ever be the same again! As God has now brought us to a point of building, we’re not done with celebrating. We’re extending this – it’s now the BELIEVE BUILD. We will continue to share with you over the coming months the work that is being done because of your belief and partnership in the gospel. In the meantime, let’s brace ourselves for more excitement as we continue to follow our incredible Commander in Chief!
BELIEVE CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS
$95,059.65 in cash donations!
$50,000 given in materials!
$100,000 given in trades and services
A FULL CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE! [breaking a three year deadlock]
In the midst, we saw 2000+ come to know Jesus through our overseas outreach teams!