Giving Out of Poverty (Mk 12:44)
He called his disciples and said to them, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others. For they all gave out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in what she had to live on, everything she had.” — Mk 12:43-44, NET
During the course of our trip to Africa, six additional children have been sponsored by members of Valley Christian Church. Five of those sponsored are by members of the team in Africa. They’re each too humble to admit it (and rightly so) but I feel compelled to boast on their behalf, particularly because their actions are borne out of faith and compulsion due to their love for Christ. Each is a student and each is “minimally employed.” They saw a need and answered a call. There’s no complex theology. As Jesus commanded, they answered out of faith.
Emily, Sarah, Catie Kaleb, and Sean you are each heroes of the faith in my book and examples for us all. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to serve by your side.