Praise God for his provision! In late December the $500,000 match offer was 100% completed by God’s grace because of gifts and commitments from people like you.
One particularly precious gift was made from a church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The pastor wrote to me that there is a critical need for leaders to be raised up through The Lausanne Movement, and even though the average daily wage in their country is less than $2 per person, their small church sent a $300 donation. That is similar to a 120-member church in America sending in $20,000 or a 120-member church in Korea donating 15 million won!
Although $400,000 is still needed to fully fund the entire 2014 budget, The Lausanne Movement is in a strong position to move ahead confidently with the work God has placed before us this year, including these strategic events:
- Global Consultation on Prosperity Theology, Poverty and the Gospel
- Global Consultation on Islam
- Consultation on Global Theological Education
- Lausanne International Leadership Meeting and 40th Anniversary Celebration
In addition, planning meetings will be held for the Younger Leaders Gathering in 2015.
Please accept my sincerest thanks for your partnership with Lausanne through your gifts and prayers. May God richly bless you in 2014!