Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Here is the newly donated Jacob's Well Church Van. It was a gift from a man who is on a limited income but felt compelled to help us with the refugee needs we have. Our church hosts three services on Sunday and in the refugee service at 6:30PM there are now around 75 people. Many of those need transportation back home after the service because the buses stop running by then. We currently have 10 volunteers providing rides after church. I had to take two trips Sunday night with my 8 passenger suburban. This van will be helpful for assisting in that work.
Ask and you shall receive is so true but the fact that a man on a fixed income paid $600 of his own income breaks my heart. I plan on taking up an offering to give back to him, this ministry won't be built on the backs of the poor. The poor will be part of it because they are part of the church body but those who have the means should pony up to meet the needs. This man showed up at the church, dropped off his little car, took the bus to the other side of town, bought the van, and drove it here. I am humbled by the gift and grateful to Jesus to be able to know such godly, humble, self sacrificing saints. God has surely chosen the weak things of this world to shame the strong.