Let me preface this and state that Christmas Eve offerings are always special. They always go 100% to where the funds are directed to. Our typical Christmas offering is usually around 20-22k. We have helped numerous groups such as Southern Mexico Missions, CMF and Blood Water over the past few years. Last year though we raised 26k to help build a camp in Romania with RtC. Supporting the same mission two years in a row is unique and it would be interesting to see how people respond and what God had in store.
So after all the beans were counted guess what? No really take a guess. ( Pause for response)
When Josh (our lead Pastor) stood before the congregation with the announcement I literally jumped out of my seat and cheered in the middle of church. Willing hearts had give...$42,000.00. Wow! More than expected and double the normal. People got it! God is moving in Romania. It was estimated that the building that we want to see built between the two villages would be around 60-70K. Fork provided almost 2/3 of that. The rest will come but it will easy to bring people alongside when they see something like that. The people previously shunned from local Christian churches will be able to hear the Word in their own place of worship.
(NOTE: THE LAST TWO MONTHS HAVE FLOWN BY. I STARTED AN AMAZING WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY AND A NEW JOB~ MY NEXT TWO POSTS WILL COVER THAT . STAY TUNED! )