2002 Monthly Letter
Partners In Ministry,
a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make
a penny. Jesus said, This poor widow has put in more
than all those who are contributing. Mark
seems to be better. Numbers measure importance. This is what
the world tells us by its standards.
the church often says the same. We Christians play the numbers
80% of all church membership is 250 or less. If bigger
IS better, what does this say to the 80%ers?
I received this letter from a blue collar (worldly
standards) worker from a less than 250 church membership.
just want to say thank you for ministering to us at Faith
United Methodist Church in Oregon, Ohio last October. Because
of the seeds you planted, my wife has resumed attending our
worship service. She quit because we changed the time from
9:30 to 10:30.
only that, but she also now attends Sunday School and a women's
bible study. GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYERS !!!
as a result of the Saturday night couples dinner, I
learned she wanted us to spend more time together. I had been
under the impression that she preferred not having me in
the way. After talking about it, I offered to take one
weekend a month off work to do whatever she wanted.
to say, she took me up on the offer!
I just want to say thanks and let you know that I pray for
you and your ministry almost every night.
investment in UpBuilding Ministries has built up the worship
attendance, Sunday School and womens Bible study by
ONE ! It has also blessed ONE marriage relationship. I believe
Jesus is pleased. How about you?
you for allowing me the privilege of ministering to some of
the smaller-80%ers-churches rather than only to larger ones!