Friday, April 24, 2015

Annual One Day Florida Mission Trip

Each year we take a team of women to host a Spa Day for ladies with disabilities who attend the Special Touch Retreat in Florida. After having their feet washed, toenails and fingernails painted, make-up done, hair styled and a glamour shot taken each guest receives a gift bag to take home. Here's a sneak peak and the bags we are making up this year for the ladies...

Prep work for Christmas Outreach Projects Has Begun!

Every year we fill 100 very large Christmas Stockings for outreach in a Native American Community. Among small toys and toiletries each stocking contains $2 in quarters. This year each of the Native American Children will get their $2 worth of quarters inside a hand-crocheted mini stocking!

Shipment of Blood Pressure Cuffs to Spain

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ahhhh, a sigh of relief.....

It's official, the last check to complete the total amount of funds needed for the down payment on the property (where we currently reside - no, we are not moving) arrived in the mail yesterday! Thank you Jesus! Last year we were rolling along quite well with our 4WARD2015 project then in the fall things slowed down in that area as we focused on all of our many Christmas Outreach and Care Projects. As the New Year got into full swing the doubts started to move in  - were we going to make our goal??? So we put it all into God's hands - again! - doing what we could to get the word out about our vision and the status of our progress towards raising the down payment. Funds again started to pour in. So, we take a deep sigh of relief, rest for but a moment so we can jump back into gear moving forward down the path God leads. Where exactly does the path lead.... continuing to expand our mission projects, paying down the mortgage and maintain well the premises God has provided for us.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MBCC getting a power pole!

This was awesome news to start the morning!Looking forward to the day power is completely restored at Casa Calvario! Thankful the power of God never goes out!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sharing time, Employing Gifts

1 Peter 4:10
"As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." NAS

Part of the vision in creating God's Share Program was to link people and their gifts to missionaries with a need. Sometimes it is not about writing a check, swiping a debit card or sending money via Paypal. Sometimes, it is about lending a hand, literally. So while today there are no pictures to share and no boxes of supplies that were shipped, we were still able to extend a helping hand to a missionary family. Thank you to the volunteer who sacrificed his time and lent of his expertise to clear out a backed up drain of silt and sewage due to recent septic issues at a missionary's house. While plumbing doesn't come naturally to this volunteer, he had experience to draw upon - enough to lend a hand, thus saving this missionary tens if not hundreds of dollars in plumbing bills. We are thankful to be the link to bring this person and his gifts to a missionary family in need.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Soon to be property owners...

After leasing a building and property for the past 6 years in Zephyrhills, FL, God's Share Program is about to become the owners of that property. After a year long push to raise a down payment of $10,000 we are just $422 short of the goal. There are a host of awesome supporters who made this possible! This building and property where we operate our North Ave Thrift Store provides a place for God's Share Program to call home. Besides our regular thrift store traffic we have a host of volunteers who give of their time and talents to receive and sort donations, stock shelves, fundraise by listing items on e-bay and a host of other chores. God's direction to open a thrift store was so that God's Share Program could have a building to house the non-profit organization where supplies for Christian missionaries are collected. Supplies are packed as needed and shipped to missionaries in over 61 countries. It is great to know that soon God's name will be on the deed and we will be building equity. All Glory to Him!

Recent shipments to Brazil, Italy, Japan