UpBuilding Men, Women, and Children in Practical Christianity

July 2005 Monthly Letter

Dear Partner In Ministry,

“And 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 12:42

Bigger seems to be better. Numbers measure importance. This is what the world tells us by its standards. Sadly, the church often says the same. We Christians play the numbers game.

Interestingly, 80% of all church membership is 250 or less. If bigger IS better, what does this say to the 80%ers?

Here is a letter I received from a man from a small membership church in Ohio.

"Thank you for coming to our small congregation. God made a big effect on my wife and me.

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. Not only that, but she also now attends Sunday School and a women's bible study. GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYERS !!!

Also, 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. Needless to say, she took me up on the offer!

Again, I just want to say thanks and let you know that I pray for you and your ministry almost every night."

Your investment in UpBuilding Ministries has built up the worship attendance, Sunday School and women’s Bible study by ONE ! It has also blessed ONE marriage relationship. I believe Jesus is pleased.How about you?

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of ministering to some of the smaller-80%ers-churches rather than only to larger ones!


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