Renewed excitement for giving

Tags: Story, US Office

After receiving the Stories of Change bite-sized projects brochure, a donor sent us this letter. She gave us permission to share it here:

Dear SEND,

How exciting to have the chance to help support this work! My husband and I heard the Lisu’s story years ago, but never dreamed we would hear about a present-day work among (and by) them, let alone have a chance to support it.

We have our own (tiny) testimony to share. I have been over budget on groceries numerous times recently, and we had decided to work on using what we had in the freezer in order to be more faithful with what God has given us. I had sent off all the bills and all our pledges, and there was just the grocery money and a few dollars extra. Your “Stories of Change” came in the mail. We talked it over and decided we would see how the shopping went this week. After we prayed, I did the shopping.

I usually spend at least $15-20 during the week after buying “the week’s” groceries. This week, we are finishing the week with a full gas tank, 5 meals left of what I had planned (I don’t know how), and $35 left from last week’s shopping money. We also were invited out twice in the past week. None of the designated funds had to be spent for so much as a jug of milk.

To top it off (or more importantly), I feel an excitement about giving that I haven’t felt in a long time. I hope this small gift will help fill a need, but more importantly, that God will fill all the need, according to His riches in glory.

May God bless you all richly, as He says—he who gives one of these little ones a cup of cold water in My name shall not lose his reward.