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  • #91
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    As the late Keith Green once said, "You should pray daily for the ministries around the world and ask God, 'Instead of sending my money, how about me going?' It's so easy to write a check. It's so easy, but God can't cash out of state checks in heaven. He needs you."
    Many years ago, I heard about a mission opportunity in Haiti. They didn't want money, they wanted me to go and see the need. While there, I worked in an orphanage teaching English, I worked in a clinic giving shots or anything else the Doctor asked me to do, including very menial labor, and I worshipped with them in their Church. We also did a lot of concrete work building a small house for their pastor - cinder block walls.

    It made me WANT to give money! But actually having been there and met these people face to face made it so much more of a blessing.

    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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