When I was a teen, I sometimes struggled with giving just a little part. Like, if someone’s goal was $100, I wanted to be able to give the whole $100, not just $5 or $10 or $20. Maybe it was my pride? Or impatience?Or being a loner? But as I got older, I realized the value of just being a small part of something big.
One benefit of being a small part: Shared responsibility. No one has to do it all.
Another benefit: More things will get done, because very few people have the resources to pay the whole cost of doing something.
Maybe the best benefit: Shared blessing. Being a small part of something greater than ourselves that God is doing is … well, it’s absolutely wonderful.
It’s a lot like the body of Christ—no one is unimportant, but no one is everything either. Each are blessed for doing their own little part, and God is glorified in making something greater with all the combined parts.
So, we’re praying for more small, essential parts for our ministry. I’ll tell you about some parts we already have:
• We have several churches and people in America who are faithfully supporting us financially and prayerfully.
• We have an elder pastor and rehabilitation center grad who are helping with the Center leadership.
• We have Ukrainians who’ve donated a little here a little there to do much of the new building construction.
• Ukrainians have donated a washer, clothing, a stove, dishes, household items, bedding, goats, rabbits, and chicks, etc. to outfit the Center (Center “Salvation”)
• Our church in Kiev takes offerings every Sunday which pays for the operating costs of Center “Salvation” (food, medical care, glasses, dental work, travel, etc.)
• I have a small, paying English-teaching job that’s all going into the Center’s fund.