How Many Children Sponsored in 9 Years?
This month marks the 9 year anniversary of our founding GMFC. Coming from a fast paced world as an entrepreneur before I gave my life to Christ, my goals were incredibly hefty but I was confident that I, as a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) could fulfill them, now for Jesus. So, in May of 2012, I set my goals of how many children I would like to get sponsored through this ministry I started. They were 3 million in 3 years and 5 million in 5 years. Hefty, but based on my past success in business, I truly believed these goals could be achieved. Well, Jesus has a wonderful way of humbling an overzealous soul no matter how good my intentions may have been. I will get to the total number of monthly sponsorships we have in a moment.
What I came to find out quite quickly is that when one has the Truth, and not only preaches it but also lives it, they will surely not be popular and thus not attract many donors (Matthew 10:22). This is especially true as the lukewarm Revelation 3:16 “Christians” hate the truth as they mix the world into their daily lives (James 4:4, 2 Corinthians 6:17). We had many more sponsorships over the years and the minute they read our doctrinal statement or heard us preach, they cancelled.
WOW, I learned the lessons of Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 12:51-53, Matthew 10:34-36 and so many other scriptures for sure but I will never hesitate to call out sin, in love (Leviticus 19:17, Ezekiel 33:8-9) when I see it no matter if the donations go to zero. We must never compromise the Word of God to make others comfortable or to be “tolerant” like the false, emergent, seeker-sensitive “church” does today. We live in a world of cancel culture, yet on that last day, so many will be spiritually cancelled and spend their eternity in the Lake of Fire. How grievous (Matthew 25:33-46).
So, how many children do we have sponsored through GMFC? Maybe 1 million? Maybe 100,000? No and NO! We have a grand total of 86 children sponsored since our founding 9 years ago (averaging about $17/month each). Yes, you read that right, eighty six. Am I upset at God? Absolutely, unequivocally not and I thank him for each sponsor. And I upset with myself? No way. I am at total peace as our little ministry has spread the Gospel of Truth to countless souls in the most impoverished places on earth in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Bangladesh and although we don’t have millions of “converts” like the “big guys” do (whereas “99%” are false believers), we have true converts (2 Peter 1:10) that are living for Jesus and obeying His commandments (John 14:15) in love day and night and living out their faith (Acts 2:42-47).
We have built a few dozen widow homes, a handful of small, humble churches, we take care of hundreds of children (and adults) in the communities we serve and our Working Faith Fellowships are ministering around the clock for Christ’s sake. We are responsible for educating almost 100 children in Bangladesh and are also praying to start Christian grammar schools in Kenya this year. What more could anyone ask for? We have blessed, obedient, hard working and unashamed elders on each of our mission fields who first and foremost preach the true Gospel as it goes forth in all we do (Colossians 3:14-17). I pray you join us, and maybe, you would like to sponsor one of the hundreds of children that have been waiting to be sponsored, some for almost 9 years.
I, along with my wife, labour day and night to support these precious souls so 100% of all donations go directly to the mission fields. No multi-million dollar buildings (we work from home both our jobs and GMFC), no salaries (we volunteer) and we never have and never will use donations personally. This is the promise I gave to God back in 2012. I thank the Lord I did not promise 5,000,000 sponsorships : ) Whew, I fell a bit short according to my ways, however, we see in Isaiah 55:8-9, it’s HIS WAYS that rule the day. I do thank God for the one-time donations we have received over the years, they always seem to come in at just the right time.
To Jesus be all the glory, AMEN.
THE LATEST SCREENSHOT (5-11-2021) OF OUR TOTAL SPONSORSHIPS
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FAMILY THAT JUST SPONSORED 2 CHILDREN LAST WEEK. THEY BECAME OUR LARGEST DONOR : )
THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SPONSOR A CHILD, WIDOW OR AN INDIGENOUS MISSIONARY.
While sponsorship is a one to one relationship between you and your sponsor child, the program benefits the entire family and their community.