The Apostle Paul tells the Corinthians that he is able to minister to them because of the generous gifts of others. He actually tells them, "I 'robbed' other churches by accepting their contributions so I could serve you at no cost" (2 Cor. 11:8). We believe the same is true for us. Because of anonymous giving we are able to serve at no cost to anyone. We can't tell you how freeing it is to interact with people knowing we don't have to get them on our "financial support team". We can speak openly, honesty, and not be ashamed of the Gospel. This also allows many to put their walls down knowing we are there to give and not receive anything in return. So we thank you and want you to know we will never stop boasting about how the Lord is using you (though we have no names) to free us up to advance the Kingdom of God (2 Cor. 11:10). Thank you once again and we can't wait for Heaven and find out it was you all along that sacrificed on behalf of our family. No wonder there will be a feast when we get there!
Blessings, The Locke Family.
If you would like to know more on how to financially give, see the link above, Isaiah's Stump.
Better Thoughts Than Mine
"It's easy to loose confidence when friends cease to be fans." HL
"You can't have the same results the NT church had, if you're more devoted to a book they didn't have than the Holy Spirit they did have." Bill Johnson
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right!" Henry Ford
"When the time to perform has come, the time to prepare has passed." Unknown
"I do not study to teach others, instead I teach others what I am studying" Bill Johnson
"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." Henry Ford
"For all have sin and fallen short of the glory of God. I am no longer in my sin so I no longer fall short of God's glory!" Ben George
"There's nothing more uncommon than common sense" Benjamin Franklin
"When I was a boy of 14 my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learnt in seven years." Mark Twain
"I have never met a man at the end of his life who wished he had worked more." HL
"I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit." Theodore Roosevelt
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill
"I am easily satisfied with the very best." Winston Churchill
"Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas." Paula Poundstone
"There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do." Calvin (Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes)
"It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains." Thomas H. Huxley
"Only those who are asleep make no mistakes" Ingvar kamprad (Founder of Ikea).
"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure." Thomas J. Watson (Founder of IBM)
"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day." Robert Frost
"I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow." Woodrow Wilson
"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." Albert Einstein
"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world." Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes
"I saw a bank that said "24-Hour Banking," but I don't have that much time." Steven Wright, comedian
"Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away." Antoine De Saint-Exupery, pioneer of the international postal flight
"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less" William of Occam (1300-1350)
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." Mark Twain
"Many a false steps was made by standing still." Fortune Cookie
"There is no difference between a pessimist who says, 'Oh, it's hopeless, so don't bother doing anything,' and an optimist who says, 'Don't bother doing anything, it's going to turn out fine anyway.' Either way, nothing happens." Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia)