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This past December, the lady called again and said she had finally sold the
land. After asking how Lighthouse Baptist Church (LBC) was doing, she
said she wanted to give the church some money and asked if we would
come pick it up. We drove to her house, and Ron visited with her for about
an hour. When he left, he held two checks in his hands. Combined, they
totaled $40,000! The Lord basically reimbursed us for our remodeling
costs! God’s plan is for the members of a local church to give their tithes and
offerings to support their church. However, sometimes the Lord uses
non-members, saved and unsaved alike, to provide for the needs of a
church. In this case, He chose a Christian lady from Phoenix, who is
a member of another church and has never even visited LBC, to be an
unexpected blessing to a small group of believers in Avondale.
This gift was a real boost to our people and to us as well, and it came
at just the right time. We encouraged our church to let this unexpected
blessing remind them to keep being faithful in their attendance,
witnessing, and giving!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom
is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Ron and Shelby Manuel are BIMI church planters in Arizona.
6 Reseeding America – Spring 2020