As some of you know, over the past few weeks Crystal and I have been on a new adventure raising support for our ministry in Colorado. The transition from a stable position in a local church to pursuing partnership with supporters from around the country has been an interesting one. I mentioned in my original support letter that we were going to be making this move in faith beginning this month. This means that we stepped out in faith before we knew what we’d actually bring in.
What I’m learning from this experience is that if this whole thing is going to work I MUST believe deeply and passionately in the importance of my mission! Anyone who has ever raised support for a new venture or received a letter in the mail or their inbox asking for such support will tell you that the whole thing can be a bit awkward. You’re asking for people with limited resources to give up some of that resource for you. It’s easy to start hedging the ask with timidness and apologizing. It’s easy to start saying people’s “No” for them. I found myself making excuses for people before they even gave me a reply. However something I listened to this week changed my perspective.
I listened to a talk a couple days ago and vigorously took notes as my perspective changed entirely! “What’s it Worth?” the speaker yelled. “What is your dream or idea worth to the world? Is it going to change people’s lives and make an eternal impact?” His challenge was that if it isn’t, then is it really what you should be spending your life doing? And if it is a life changing, world shaking, cause; than be shameless about asking for every penny anyone could possibly give you.
So here’s the conclusion I’ve come to!
Over the past 5 years I’ve seen God move in radical ways through our ministry and now at the crossroads of a new work I am SHAMELESSLY and UNAPOLOGETICALLY asking for you to join with me in helping us bring this message of radical grace to thousands of people! Im asking if you believe in me and the work God has called my family to do. Click the link below and sign up to partner with us monthly! If you don’t…Call me (720-271-2766) anytime night or day and I’ll tell you why it matters more than I can explain in one blog post! If you’re still not convinced I challenge you to pray about what God would have you do. We’re trusting that God is working in our favor and will put the pieces together to bring the dreams he’s put in our heart into reality.
Till next time, I’ll keep asking everyone I can find to join me on this journey!