Yes, Partnership COACH, NOT Partnership Chair!
No, I am not blogging on the wrong page…read on!
Before Ministry Site Visits begin for 2019, I want to assume the role of Ministry (100STB) encourager & coach! As of this morning, we have 89 partners! We are so very close to being able to bless TWO ministries with gifts on April 11. I can only imagine (great song, BTW) how our hearts will burst with love for Him and how blessed TWO ministries will be should that come to pass this spring!
So we pray for 100 partners in order to bless others and I truly, honestly believe in His promise of us being blessed when we bless others. Let us stand on that promise! Let's see if we can reach that goal in the next few months!
I wish Timothy had used a different example of a sport; I am NOT a race runner. I am a walker. What I also am is a fan of almost any sport. So I will use a little football lingo here to encourage you. (Sorry if you are not a sports fan.) Alas, there is no football in the Bible. But, I believe Timothy's thoughts about running a good race, finishing it well and giving God the glory are all applicable here. In football parlance, I think we are in the Red Zone, the 20-yard line. We have only a few yards to go before we reach the goal of 100 partners. We don't give up; we keep asking friends to join us in this great ministry. We remember how meaningful site visits are as we see our finalists in action. We continue to let God show us the way. We stay in the game and reach this very obtainable goal. What does that look like? How can we move that football toward that end zone?
Well, pray fervently, on your knees… first and foremost. Ask and it shall be given you as Matthew 7:7 proclaims. Secondly, ask that friend to a site visit. Sandy Peeples commented that she thought our site visits were our very best means of adding new partners. I believe she is right! And the third thing you can do is listen to your coach/encourager, otherwise known as Dianna, the Partnership Chair…be encouraged, don't get discouraged…we are doing this as our mission in the world. It is for HIM.
I am encouraged! I firmly believe we can reach 100 partners by April 2019!