Throughout November and December we communicated with you our $500,000 year-end giving goal. Last week I shared with you how we had “reached” our year-end goal of $500,000, explaining that we received $496,779.55. Of course, we considered that to be “close enough” to be a success—who wouldn’t? This was, after all, our largest year-end campaign ever. However, we did ask the Lord for $500,000 and the Lord was not only faithful; He was precise!
You see, this week we discovered that one of our donors had attempted an online donation of $4000 on December 31, but was unsuccessful due to a technical glitch. Thankfully, that donor opted to mail their gift thus bringing our year-end total to exactly $500,779.55!
We asked the Lord to provide (at least) $500,000 and that is precisely what He did! This $500,000 goal was set after a great deal of consideration and prayer. We asked the Lord (and you) for this amount because this is truly what we needed to finish 2016 in the black and provide the necessary funding to see us through the first quarter of 2017.
I share this in the hope of encouraging you in your own faith to remember that God is good and He can always be trusted! Praise be to God who is our only hope in everything!
Your servant in Christ,
S. Michael Craven