You’ve probably read the story of the widow in the temple treasury who gave all she had to offer, just two small coins. She delicately dropped her copper coins into one of the 13 trumpet-shaped chests into which worshipers gave their freewill offering. Plop. Plop.
Jesus made an example of her generosity to his disciples. Summoning them over to him as she tithed this money, He said to them, “I assure you; this poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury. For they all gave out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she possessed—all she had to live on,” (Mark 12:43-44).
The congregations applying to ICM for funding have that widow’s mentality. It is the norm for them to give everything they have to build their church home.
Recently, we received a letter from a partner in Southeast Asia. Here is an excerpt:
By zeal of believers, they sacrificed by giving, even women gave their gold jewelry. At the time of starting 20 x 40 ft. size, they contributed to purchase more space of plot and doubled to construct 25 x 50 ft. hall.
…Praise Lord for all efforts. ICM support can make it possible to complete and dedicate. God bless you.”
Indigenous people see the vision of ICM and supporters like you, and many times dedicate priceless items to their church building project. They know the true owner of their two cents and passionately desire to share His worth.
Praise God for doing a work in this congregation! May He receive all blessing, all honor, all glory!