In Humbled Thanks

Thanksgiving was last week. It was a time to get together with family, stuff our bellies, watch football, and be thankful for many blessings in our lives.

That sense of Thanksgiving has carried over to this week (as it should for every week of the year) as Lee and I were catching up on fundraising activities for our January mission trip to the Dominican Republic. We received a notification from our fundraising campaign that another donation had been received. The donation was from a friend of our who had already donated, and the amount was, curiously, for a specific dollar amount.

It wasn’t until we logged into our GoFundMe account that we realized we had reached our fundraising goal to the dollar.


Two thousand dollars! All donated by family and friends in support of our desire to do God’s work in the Dominican Republic. This is in addition to the cash and check donations we’ve received offline in support of our mission trip.*

In two simple words: Yay God!

When the mission trip team first came together, our Pastor prayed for the group and asked challenged God to deliver for us. “God, You called us here to do your will, and now we need for You to deliver the resources to do so.” Even though we had talked before about praying audaciously, it still took me by surprise to see it in action.

Well …. God listened, and He delivered.

Coincidentally, this morning our Pastor tweeted:

…but as I’ve learned, coincidence is simply God showing off.

God did deliver, and He did it through all of you. Thank you again for the financial, spiritual, and emotional support since we started our campaign. We ask you for your continued prayers as the details continue to come together for our trip that is now just six weeks away.

If you would still like to contribute, you can still do so directly to Relevant Church. We still have several team members that are needing to meet their fundraising goals, and your support can help them reach that goal.

Once again, from the deepest reaches of our hearts … thank you all so very much.


*any additional funds received will be used to help other members of our team reach their goal. 

4 thoughts on “In Humbled Thanks

  1. Awesome, Gil! It’s those everyday miracles bursting with Papa God’s vast power that continue to astound us. Yet why are we always surprised?

    1. So very true, Deb. Reminds me of Ephesians 3:20 – “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

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