Matthew 6:33: But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition. (Weymouth Translation)
I really like this translation! Everything we do should be centered on His Kingdom and His righteous. When we are doing that, those, "things", that we need are added. Certainly Shawn and I strive to live with this in mind. Of course like everyone else we have missed it many times. All of us need to keep our focus on the Kingdom and Kingdom life.
Over the years we have learned to trust God is every area of life. The life of faith is a challenge but in the end we win. Praise the Lord! As many of you know we have been believing God for a new bus for the school. Our bus has served us faithfully but it getting close to the end of its life. The other need that we had was to replace our wind generator and batteries for our power needs. We gave these needs to God and continued on with ministry.
In March it was suggested that we put in for a grant for the buses. We went through the process and left it up to God. After several months we were notified that the grant was not approved and try again next year. Needless to say it seemed like a set back but with God it is always a setup! While all of this is going on the church is allowing us to use their bus to take care of the school. Thank you Jesus.
Now to the awesome news. Not long after we got the news on the grant we were contacted by, "Wings of Eagles ministry, in Lakeland, Florida. Don and Maria Elena Steiner have a dynamic ministry that reaches out to all walks of life. The are involved not only locally but in Mexico, India and other areas of the world. They told us that they had a donor who wanted to help out our ministry.
To make a long story short, after the donor's family prayed and sought the Lord they sent a message through Wings of Eagles. The message was simply, the funds are on the way for the bus and for the solar needs. Glory to God! But that is not all, funds were also given for Shawn and I to have personal vehicle here in the islands. Thank you Jesus. I want to tell you that we do not even know the donors, they were moved upon by the Spirit of God to do this. Glory to God! His timing is perfect! We also want to thank Winter Haven Worship Center, Pastors Jeff and Kim Connor, for raising funds for Shawn's ticket to the states and vehicle support as well. We are so thankful!
Please rejoice with us today for these needs being met. Thank you all so much for all of your prayers and support. You are truly are partners in the ministry here in the islands.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and family
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