David M. 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
a look back to 1993 and 2002
We are in a position to provide a one-time benefit to pastors because one of our donors heard a word from the LORD to, "convert some money to cash. Do it and wait for me to tell you what to do with it."
He did it and waited until the instruction that he knew would follow. He called me when he got the word and told me he needed to see me. I spent the day this week making the trip to meet him.
He pushed an envelope with cash across the table for us to help pastors. PERIOD. It is NOT for fresh water wells that he funds monthly with contributions.
Money is being sent to our partner ministries now to help pastors; pastors who lead small churches that are not able to pay them. They are out of work because the places where they work to support their families are closed due to the COVID pandemic.
This gift gave us an opportunity to reconnect with a dear friend, Rev. John Thomas in South Africa. He responded as follows:
Hi David and Sharon,
It is so good to hear from you folk again. I often think of you and our miraculous meeting. It is quite something to think that in September 1993, you arranged for me to see the Board [of the then HCJB World Radio, now Reach Beyond], and I am taking over as the Chairperson of the Board of Reach Beyond in November! Wow that meeting was SO key and so Divinely organized.
I would love to pursue this possible funding to help needy pastors with you folk. There are many pastors who are really struggling and $100 would make a real difference in their lives. There are some churches with whom we work closely and use to do the follow up with our clients and patients who have received Christ as Savior. Some of these pastors are really on the breadline.
May the Lord richly bless you in every possible way.
John V. Thomas
David M. Kealy
1 Timothy 1:12 is a life verse that led to our creating Reaching People far from God