Married to the Empire

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Timing

Steven and I support The Voice of the Martyrs ministry each month. It's not a large amount that we send, as we believe in giving our tithe to our church, but we're passionate about doing what we can above that to help those who are persecuted because of their faith in Christ.

A few days ago I received an email from VOM with an opportunity to support a worker in the Underground Church. The program is a bit like sponsoring a Compassion child, except that this gives assistance to an adult who is trying to spread the gospel within a country where Christians are persecuted just for being Christians. I very much wanted to do this, but with the economy being so bad, I was afraid. It's a year-long commitment, and what if Steven loses his job? I prayed over it.

Tuesday, Steven received a raise at work. In spite of this lousy economy, it was a generous one.

Coincidence? I think not. We're now signed up to support a female in China. I don't know who she is yet, but I'm praying for her already.

Isn't God's timing amazing?

4 comments:

AnneK said...

That is a great testimony! And congratulations to Steven on his raise.

*carrie* said...

Anne Marie, that's really cool, especially since you have a heart for China (in regards to what you've posted in the past about labor issues)

Becky@FamilyandFinances said...

I love those reminders that He really is in control, even of the little things :)

Amy W said...

YES!!! (and that's all I have to say about that.)