There are a couple of points that need to be highlighted.
First, we have already exceeded the amount that was pledged at the beginning of the campaign. The original pledge goal was $150,000 for which a little more than $86,000 was actually pledged. We have already exceeded what was pledged by 20 percent. Funds have been received along the way from faithful people who did not make a pledge at the beginning. Additional funds have been added from people who have heard about what God is doing and who were led by God to give even though they may not be members of our church. Last Tuesday evening after the Chattahoochee Baptist Association’s Executive Committee meeting, someone from another church gave a $100 bill for the Campaign. People have given over-and-above their pledges. New folks who have begun to attend and become members have contributed. Our church has been blessed beyond what our original expectations were.
Secondly, our average income for the campaign over the past 20 months has been approximately $5,200 per month. According to the average, we may anticipate $20,800 in new income between this Sunday and December 31. That means we may anticipate ending the Campaign’s time period with $125,800 on hand by the end of the year. This will leave us only $24,200 short of Mr. Walter’s challenge of $150,000. Remember, the challenge was to raise $150,000. The question is:
CAN WE REACH THAT EXTRA $24,200 BY THE END OF THE YEAR TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE “ONE MILE” CAMPAIGN?
I believe that God will do more than we can imagine if we will pray and dedicate ourselves to Him. Jesus said;
“…all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have receive them, and they will be granted you.” (Mark 11:24)
Will you pray and believe enough to add a little extra to what we pledged to reach the goal?
Will you pray and believe that God will inspire new people to give who have not yet given?
Will you pray and believe that God will send guests and new members to us who will give?
God will do in this challenge what we have seen Him do over and over again.
God will do what we are incapable of doing and show us His miraculous power.
He will demonstrate His amazing glory.
I can’t wait to see what He alone can do and all the ways he is going to show us His mighty hand at work.