Sorry about the electricity pun in the title.
To make up for it, here’s an answer to your prayers:
We went from up to 7.5 hour daily brownouts to 2 hours or less the very next day after I began asking friends to pray. Thank you! The longer brownouts were supposed to be indefinite–weeks or months–but God moves when his people pray!
Your next prayer assignment, if you please:
Attached are some photos of a very nice “multi-purpose area” in our subdivision with rental rates of only P2000 ($45) per day (they haven’t yet announced hourly rates). I think that place needs only one purpose: to glorify God! Here’s what I’m dreaming of:
1) Having once-a-week church services there.
I believe we could fill that venue (I think it would seat 100).
2) Expanding our ministry to the poor, in which we feed bodies & souls every Thursday.
As it is, we have to limit our visitors to 17 or 18 until we get more space & more food. Even with “only” 18, we recently had to buy plastic tables & chairs to set up in the carport ($125).
(By the way, not all of the 18 typically are the poorest. We sometimes have our disciples come to help…& learn.)
Will you please pray for God’s will regarding these ideas?
Obviously, if our Lord gives us a green light, we’d need a significantly bigger budget. Besides renting the place, we’d want to buy a guitar & chairs (we already have a portable PA/mic). If we would expand the feeding ministry, we’d need to buy more food every week. But these are not big problems for our Lord Jesus. I’m exploring different ways of getting in touch with more people for fund-raising. But you long-term friends can have a part in this as well. Even $5 or $10 a month would make a difference, especially if several of you jumped in at once.
We’ve had two monthly donors increase their giving! We’re so grateful & happy about that!
Please pray that the Lord of the harvest will send forth laborers into his harvest.