David Marshall Kealy
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12
Help during a time of need.
Providing a helping hand in a real time of need is something, we with your help, are able to do.
Your gifts are sent to support our Partner missions during this COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to support five different ministry mission partners in April and May and June for them to spend where needed most. And the need remains great as the pandemic continues. Their response was tremendous and heartwarming.
You give, ministries are blessed.
People are fed at a time when pastors are without work because they cannot go to work at the jobs they hold. Their churches are small and they work sometimes several jobs to make ends meet. Businesses are closed and they cannot feed their families.
"Praise the Lord. I am in tears reading your email. We just finish praying with staff to help 1,000 pastors who lost their income due to covid 19. Your email is the answer of many thousands. Pastors. Thank you very much for your heart to help."
“I need you to understand that you did not only provide food to these needy people, but you also gave HOPE at such a critical and uncertain time caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
There were no extra funds in our budget to meet this unexpected need, as residents of this community called upon VOX Liberia, urgently asking for food assistance . . . . we are doing another batch of food supplies to families in need and also supporting those families of volunteers who help during our relief outreach.
This would not have happened without the prayers, encouragement and instant financial support of friends like you.”
God bless you.
Here is what Pastor John K. Somu, one of the beneficiaries had to say: ’This is something I didn’t expect! I am very thankful to the (VOX Liberia Christian) radio station for this help. I now have what I need to feed my family for a couple of weeks. We as pastors are going to meet and commit ourselves to provide fuel for VOX Radio station every month.’
agile, lithe, quick thinking, alert, alive
the corona-19 virus requires ministries to be nimble.
We were prompted to send unrestricted money to five of our ministry partners. They were asked to use it where needed most. Here is what we heard. Pastors of small village churches receive very little pay, if any from the church. They work other jobs and due to the corona-19 virus the businesses where they work were closed. The urgent need was for food. In Liberia, VOX radio station 97.5 fm invited 30 local pastors and provided them with food to feed their families for two weeks. So 206 people in those families benefitted from your gifts to us.
Find a need and fill it
The blessing to us is to see the response of the 30 pastors who pledged support for the Christian station from their churches. They would provide money to pay for the fuel for the generator to keep the station on the air. Praise the LORD for their providing such a blessing to the station. They said, "because of the love you showed to us at our time of real need, we want to help the station".
When other donors heard about the need and the opportunity to help provide food, they opened up coffers and gave. Following the help provided to 30 pastors and their families the community attended and another 2,500 people in the radio listening audience received food.
1 Timothy 1:12 is a life verse that led to our creating Reaching People far from God
David M. Kealy