Monday, January 23, 2012

In Only 6 Weeks!!! - MBM



I am simply blown away at the incredible goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ!
When we are yielded to Him, nothing is impossible! NOTHING!

I’m so stinkin excited to share with you all that the Lord is doing through “Bread FOR Life”!

“Bread FOR Life” is an ongoing fundraiser that my family and I started in
early December 2011! Basically after many months of prayer asking the Lord
what we can do to raise money to help support, feed, clothe and love the orphan, I got this idea...

We can bake bread and sell it!!!

So that’s what we do.
(Who would have thought)


It’s called “Nana’s Pumpkin Bread”.
(My mother’s recipe that my children have appropriately named.)
Yes we bake loaves of pumpkin bread and ask a suggested donation cost of $8.00 per loaf.
Genius! (God style)

My pastor was kind enough to allow me to share my heart with the congregation of our church and explain to them why I was doing this. Why my heart bleeds for the orphan and how much we need to rally together, as Christians, and support anyway possible.

Well since that Sunday, GOD HAS POURED OUT ABUNDANTLY upon this little ministry!

As of today, "Bread FOR Life" has raised
over
$3600. in just 6 weeks!

O.M.Goodness, I get goose-bumps just typing those words!

In just 6 weeks $3600… and counting...

It’s unbelievable to see what the Lord can do with a little flour, eggs and pumpkin.
You know?

Not only is this ministry raising money but it’s also raising awareness regarding the orphan crisis both locally and abroad. I believe it is also shedding light to the church-body of how much we have and how much, sadly, we don’t give back. The response has been simply overwhelming with love and support. Yesterday alone, while at church, I received a $100 bill and a check for $273. I didn’t even have to sell any bread. Ha! The Lord is moving the hearts of His people and awakening them to obey His word. And they are SO HAPPY when they give. I have seen (and shed) more tears
this past 6 weeks than any other time in my life.
Nothing compares to witnessing and being part of the Lord’s mighty work.

You know, as Christians the Lord does not say,
“Hey, when you are back from vacation and if you have money left over,
do you mind helping the children who have nobody and nothing.
I would really appreciate it.”

NO!

He says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

It’s not an option for His people.
We are commanded all throughout Scripture to care and look after the orphan,
fatherless, needy, hungry, naked and brokenhearted.

Praise God for “Bread FOR Life”… $3600+ more today for these precious innocent children.
(and Lord willing SO MUCH MORE TO COME!)

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to share in two different churches thus far and I pray that the Lord would move on the hearts of His people and allow “Bread FOR Life” to visit their church, so those people have the opportunity to give and support in such an awesome way!
I mean, you get a yummy loaf of bread and at the same time,
your helping to provide LIFE for a child. Literally!
Doesn't that sound like a good deal? I think so!

I’m telling you this, the love and excitement and unity that this brings
to the heart of the believer is undeniable. Leaves you speechless.

"Bread FOR Life" gives
100% of ALL
(every penny) raised
to the orphan.

It is so remarkable to see the different ways God is providing to make this ministry happen.
Many of you may recall when I posted about my friend offering me her commercial bakery
to bake my lbread in...
(I blogged about it here).

What an answer to prayer!

And nobody even knew I was praying this.

* I giggle at His goodness. *

Well tonight is the BIG NIGHT!
Drum roll, please...
I am running my first 'test batch' and if all is well, I will be yielding about 30-50 loaves
in one batch in half the time! Unreal!
(Sure beats standing in my kitchen for 12+ hours just to get 15 loaves.)


Woo-Hoo Praise God!

I believe He has great plans for this little sweet-orphan-loving-ministry
and we are sooo blessed,
beyond thrilled
and exploding with excitement
to see what He has in store for us as we serve and bake for His kingdom!


Remember?...
Our prayer is that
EVERY
orphan,
EVERYWHERE
would be fed through "Bread FOR Life"!

We are praying BIG… I mean, why not???

Our God is H.U.G.E.

Praise God!!!

$3600 in 6 weeks…. WOW!



"Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God"

Psalm 62:11
Amen!

3 comments:

  1. It's awesome seeing how He opens the doors and blesses when it's for the orphans, they are definitely on His heart... it also reminds me of George Muller and how the Lord provided for all prayer needs, because it was for the orphans. :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful story of God's faithfulness as you step out in faith and bake bread!! It is exciting to see how God is blessing your ministry. Beautiful!!!

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  3. Thank you for this post, i believe that it was His guidance for me to read this one ( i only wanted to choose one in Linny's link-list today)
    It has encouraged me greatly to take the step and to start working out all the ideas that i have keeping me awake at night to bless one specific group of orphans with.
    May God continue to bless your ministry and your family.

    Adriana

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