In the days that followed my last blog post, petitioning for help to provide full-time employment to our dear Eddie, we donors come through to cover the total 2014 need. I want to thank all of those who were led by the Lord to give, and gave. I realize many of you are already financially involved with God's work in other areas, yet faithfully lifted this need up to Christ in prayer, and we are so thankful to you too. God showed up and it was GOOD!
Last night we called Eddie, with our entire board on the phone (no one wanted to miss the opportunity to hear his voice when we were able to offer him a full-time position that provide enough funds for his family to live, children to go to school, and know he can maintain working in the ministry. He was so overwhelmed. He sounded tired when we called, was waiting up to talk to us, because Troy told him we would talk to him Saturday or Sunday. The night was wearing on, and he was tired. I didn't know he was waiting up, but he sure sounded tired. But, after the time sunk in, as he was on the call he became giddy, laughing and making jokes. The burdens of his life were beginning to lift. After we released the board for the evening, we called Eddie back to ensure he understood some of the details of the job offer, and to answer some questions. He was a trip; listing all his friends he would call to tell how Jesus answered his prayers. How he had been praying for SOOOOOOO long, and now he would be living out a miracle of Jesus' work. I can't tell you how grateful we are to all those who made this happen for Eddie. He is beyond excited. I am sure he barely slept last night.
We are still in need of funds to cover next year's support for his family, but I have no doubt the Lord will provide. (2015 REMAINING NEED: $8,100) I am thankful to our board of directors for living in faith, and allowing us to offer Eddie the full-time position after having raised the 2014 funds. Believing and knowing God will provide 2015 needs. If you feel called to support Eddie's family, and this opportunity for him to work with One Step In Faith, Inc. - working with at-risk, trafficked, and spirit children (spirit children are children no longer deemed human, but an evil spirit because they are typically mentally/physically disabled. Once deemed a spirit child, the child is at risk for being murdered.)
Thank you to you all!
Eddie shared, "please tell everyone who loves Eddie and Eddie's family, thank you sooooo much. May God richly bless you!" He said, "I will not ever be able to repay you. All I can say to you is, MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU! Thank you for all you have done! GOD IS GOOD!"
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Dave/Ellen Bartlett (Missionaries in Bolga), Eddie/Regina Nsafoa,
Ellie Williams (Meme, Troy's mom), Troy, Casie
So, I'll leave you with that! Much love to you all...I'll keep you updated...