Welcome to April!
March was kind of a different month here on the AIMLong blog, featuring posts that had nothing to do with our upcoming short-term mission per sé, but rather simply with how to experience a little bit of France in everyday life. It was also an attempt to expose the blog to a wider audience than to those who already know us or know of our project.
For this first post of April, I want to give you a quick run-down of some of the things that happened in March, which are more directly connected to our AIM term.
Here are some of the highlights of the month that was:
- We mailed out information/support packets to 210 pastors throughout North America, all of which contained
- a pair of our bookmarks to serve as prayer reminders.
- a letter introducing us as a family.
- a PIM form.
- a handwritten note to alleviate the “impersonal form-letter syndrome” which is necessary, but by itself is not quite me.
- We’re grateful to have had 13 of services scheduled: mostly around the Atlantic District, but also in the Quebec, Alabama, Texas and, tentatively, in the Michigan Districts.
For up-to-date details, please see our schedule.
(During the month of May, we will be driving through the Alabama, Florida, Texas & Michigan Districts. If you would like to have us come to your church or know of someone who might like to have us come, please fill out the form below.)
- We are extremely grateful for the several pastors who, even without having had us come for a service, have expressed their desire to support us financially and/or support us prayerfully (my next couple of posts will talk about the importance of prayer in laying a foundation for revival).
Our efforts… God’s credit
We are trying to be diligent in our attempts to raise financial and prayer support. We realize however that for whatever comes in, the credit belongs to God. This principle is portrayed in Proverbs 21.31:
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. (KJV)
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. (NIV)
The assurance that “victory rests with the Lord” does not alleviate the necessity of the horsemen to prepare or make ready their horses for the battle. In the words of Duncan Campbell (about whom you’ll read more in the next two posts):
“…while God is sovereign in the affairs of men,
His sovereignty does not relieve men of responsibility.”
Thank you for your support. Yes. You are showing support simply by the fact that you are coming back time and again to stay informed about our project and preparations. Let it inform your prayer time and be part of the work of God in France.
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