Your giving to missions is a demonstration of your faith. Thank you for exercising your faith in the Lord by helping to support our missionaries serving around the world. It is encouraging when our faith “becomes sight.” This is something that missionary Paul Johnson wrote about as he stepped out by faith to conduct a church outreach in Japan.
We recently held our church barbeque. This was our first outreach at the new building, and we were not sure what kind of response we would see from the community. We were so overwhelmed with God’s goodness and great blessings that we were convicted of our lack of faith. We had a total of 37 people come to church for the barbeque! One family and two sixth graders from the neighborhood saw an advertisement, came for Sunday school, and stayed through the whole day. We had friends from our English class attend as well. During the Sunday school hour, five of the children made professions of faith in Christ. There was much preparation and hard work that our folks put into the event and it was a blessing for us to see their hard work and faith rewarded in such a tangible way.
Paul and Sarah Johnson have served in Japan for just over 10 years and the fruit they are seeing is because of their faith in the Lord. Thank you for demonstrating your faith by giving to missionaries like the Johnsons who are serving by faith. Someday in eternity, our faith will be “made sight” and we will see all of the ways in which God worked through your giving. May the L LORD richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
David & Barb Snyder Read more about the Snyders. He can be contacted through the BIMI office (423) 344-5050.