Our PSM Christmas Miracle
You reap what you sow. God produced an incredible harvest for PromiseLand San Marcos for Christmas. We decided in September to sow $3000 into the community for our Servolution. Like many churches, we did not have $3000 ‘laying around’. So, I made the decision to take $300o out of our building fund account and use it as our seed to the community. If you don’t know about our plan, we are trying to save $120,000 by March 5th, 2010 to pay off a balloon note. When I made the $3000 decision, we had $50,000 in our savings account.
For two and a half months, we gave and worked in the community with no financial result. In fact, finances at the church got real tight and we had to cut back in several ways. And then it started happening. In the last 6 weeks, we have received 3 checks totaling… $44,000. They are each designated for our ‘building fund’. Our general offerings have gone up as well. Two of the major checks came from families in our church.
We received the third check in the mail yesterday. I got a call from Jackie (our church administrator) and she said pastor, “I just put a $10,000 check on your desk from a local church. There was a note with it that said ‘We fully support what you are doing over there.'” Another church from San Marcos gave us a check for $10,000! I have never heard of anything like this in my life. I was speechless. They are not a ‘mega’ church or one that has been around forever.
I have learned three things from this experience:
- You will never ‘out give’ God.
- I will continue to sow money, sweat, tears, and blood into my community
- I will continue to establish strong relationships with other local pastors. I am so thankful for BROTHERS that work together in my town. What a brilliant example for communities all over America. San Marcos is leading the way.
We are now at $90,000 in our building account. We need to raise another $15,000 to pay off the note in March and we need around $15,000 to get our Master Plan accomplished. Keep praying and believing with us. Join in our cause. Let’s invest in and establish the kingdom!