Creative ways to give to missions
February 2015

By Amanda Benson — I guess God wanted me to mooooove to the Philippines! 

While I was raising support, a co-worker told me that she and her husband wanted to give a cow toward my ministry teaching missionary kids. They had the cow picked out already, and they will sell its calves every year and give the money toward my mission. 

I was shocked! The idea that God would use cattle to support me never even crossed my mind. 

And then it happened again! 

A couple weeks later, I met another man and his wife after one of my speaking engagements. The young heifer they gave me is a unique color, and every time they feed her, they pray for me. 

As my dad said, “The Bible says that God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and he has given you two of them.” I’ve referred to this verse in Psalm 50:10 many times when raising support, realizing that if God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, he can surely provide what I need. All we have is his, anyway, and we get the privilege of giving back to him. God is our supplier and provider!

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Amanda Benson
Amanda serves missionary families by teaching at Faith Academy in the Philippines.