Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Encouraging Feedback about our Ministry

This morning after breakfast, I sat down with a blank sheet of paper and pen, and asked God to show me what I should do today.  I want Him to guide me through all the possibilities so that I can make the most of my time.  The page quickly filled up, and I was ready to start my day.  This was a fairly typical start to my day.

Because God has called me to use my technology skills to help maximize other missionaries, that sheet of paper is often filled up with bugs I need to fix, features I need to add, or coworkers I need to contact to move my projects forward.  Sometimes, it’s easy to get lost in all the details and wonder why I’m doing all this!

That’s why I’m so thankful for all the encouragement I receive from those I help.  It really clarifies why I do what I do, and energizes me to continue.  I’d like to share some of these recent encouraging messages, and I hope that you’re blessed by them as well.  And praise God who makes our ministry possible!

“Very helpful tool and we appreciate all the time and effort you’ve spent making it available!”
   — missionary in Morocco (Adventures in Missions)

“I am in love with the organized manner this software allows me to keep all of my support information. This is huge! Thank you for making this possible.” 
   ­­— missionary in Tanzania (Africa Inland Mission)

“This has simplified raising initial support, cultivating relationships with partners, and keeping us in the field long term!”
   ­­— missionary in Turkey (Campus Crusade for Christ)

“What an answer to prayer! Immediately a time saver as I did not need to create my own system! Thank you!” ­­
   — missionary in Zimbabwe (e3 Partners)

“This is fabulous. It took a while to set up but well worth every moment. Thank you for all you've done to support this wonderful program.” ­­
   — missionary in Indonesia (Mission Aviation Fellowship)

“This software provides us with the management tools to keep our support records up to date and organized - all in one place! It has been a vital resource that not only reminds us of God's all sufficient provision for our needs, but has also reduced administration-related marital tensions! Thank you!”
   — missionary in Nigeria (Mission Africa)

“This allows me to be organized. It has condensed multiple pieces of information into one program that is user-friendly and gives me confidence --something I anticipate being even more helpful as I look forward to being overseas for a longer commitment.”
   ­­— missionary in Kyrgyzstan (TeachBeyond)