Coming this Spring on April 7th to any Internet accessible devise available to you will be GreatDeals4u.biz, an online Thrift Store benefiting Mobile Mission Ministry. Check out the GreatDeals4u_ScreenShot
More details will follow later.
Why? How in the world did you get this idea? As early as the 1860’s someone said, “One mans trash is another mans treasure” I have found that some people who do not have extra “cash”, but have extra “stuff” that can be put to kingdom use. We have developed an additional way to support the work we do. Here are some items that were donated since this idea was launched:
- A set of “new” wheels for a Nissan sold for $300. 100% was donated.
- Two different families were moving and had me sell furniture, an oil painting, rugs, fixtures, books, computer equipment. They donated 25%. – 50%.
- Someone else is having me sell a few items and they are donating 10%.
- Another family had me sell a very nice refrigerator and exercise equipment. They contributed all the proceeds to our ministry.
- A lady donated a fur coat worth around $600.
This initiative has benefited both the donor and our ministry. Unexpected needs arise all the time. I purchased a bus ticket for someone; a young man struggling needed some groceries; the very nature of “Mobile” Mission Ministry is we do a lot of traveling. Our vehicle has 145,000 miles. I will need additional training in specific areas which will have a cost attached. At some point, I will need a utility trailer for items donated. Proceeds from the store will go a long way to meeting the “unexpected” needs of our ministry.
Two individuals accepted Christ at a free mobile dental clinic recently.
And pray as we talk though a difficult situation with a man I’ve been mentoring.
South helps East
We are mobilizing a youth group to repair, clean and paint 5 picnic tables at a church on the East side of Nashville. The Church at Station Hill, a regional campus of Brentwood Baptist has partnered with The Church at Woodbine, a ministry campus of BBC, located in a multi ethnic community, to help them revitalize their ministry.
Pray for Lynn who will graduate from high school this May. His biggest need is to realize the challenges he is facing. He needs a sense of purpose and direction; and motivation to become a productive member of society.
Taxes and God’s Goodness
Reviewing and preparing to file my 2014 taxes, while distasteful, has a silver lining. Last month I reported we were 2% short of our “stated goal”. A week after I mailed the newsletter, we received notification of a generous donation dated for 2014 that put us over our “stated goal”.
God is good. You guys are wonderful prayer and financial partners.
God Bless you,