Listen and Give

You have supported this; it wouldn’t be possible without you folks.

In the past year ending in this coming March, I will have shipped or handed over six computer systems to people who needed them: three desktops complete, two laptops and a tablet with keyboard and mouse. This figures large in my mission. The Internet is our Roman Road. We can’t afford to have messengers running all over the world the way the Apostles did in the Roman Empire, but we have the Net. Our outreach over the Internet has created from scratch a substantial covenant community of faith.

So far, we haven’t been able to send anyone on mission, but that my happen soon enough. The tablet I just shipped went to support someone with a mission calling. Granted, I do have a lot of hardware coming and going via my meat-space connections, too, but it’s all the same mission work and I’m nothing more than a clearing house for it.

There’s no budget, no board of directors, no tax exemption and the attendant moral compromise. We are family, a covenant household. Nobody is going to tell you how to dispose of your resources. If you don’t understand the radical, unspeakable blessing that comes from giving to your family members, I can’t make it any more attractive to you. Everything that comes into my possession is just more resources for the Kingdom, but specifically for our faith family. I’m frugal with what I get so I’ll have more to share. Your support for me does more than you’ll ever know.

The idea here is for you to understand that you don’t have to work through me. Sure, ask my advice if you like, but don’t depend on my limited perception. If you become aware of a need — something you can discover by participating in our forum — reach out on your own. Check out the prayer requests. There’s nothing wrong with giving and receiving between you folks privately. I don’t even have to know, but it really blesses the family when you report what great things God has done for you.

Your heart knows; listen and give.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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