One of our members emailed me today about how God provided in a huge way for her son’s mission trip. Check out her story!
I have an amazing story about how God provides when someone follows His will.
My son decided he wanted to take part in a Music and Worship Discipleship Training School through Youth with A Mission (YWAM) in Toowoomba, Australia.Â He applied and was accepted into their program.Â The school itself costs a little over $6000.Â Since the school is in Australia, there were the obvious additional expenses of the plane flight, passport, visa, immunizations, etc.Â When we added up all the expenses, we realized that he would need $10,000 to attend.Â We were not able to pay for this trip on our own but we belived that if he was supposed to go, God would provide.Â After his three months of training, he would then go to Thailand for 2 months to do outreach ministry so this was a mission based trip. Â The first thing we did was book his flight as we felt that would show God that we trusted in Him and that if our son was to go, the money would be there.Â Our son wrote letters to many people explaining what God has called him to do.Â We also held a can drive, two car washes and a fundraiser at Planet X.Â He also held a Coffee Night in which he invited people to come and see his presentation.Â Our son also worked many hours and saved all of his graduation money.Â Three days before he left for Australia, he received his final donation which put him at his goal of $10,000.Â He is now in Toowoomba, Australia and is just nearing the end of his first month.Â He will be in Australia for two more months and will then go to a remote village in Thailand to minister to those in the village and to share his musical talents with them.Â He is learning amazing things about God and is growing closer to him every day.Â He will put those things into practice by sharing the love of Christ with all that he meets.Â God Provides!!!
It’s amazing how God provides isn’t it? I love hearing stories of how God provides in a situation where raising a huge amount of money for a missions trip seems unreal. We need to remember that God is our greatest provider, and all we have to do is have faith that He will provide.