Days before outreach was upon them all, the DTS students and staff were waiting upon God to provide the finances they needed so that everyone would go together. They didn't want to leave anyone else behind.
After approaching the Base Leadership about the possibility of asking for an offering from everyone on base, the idea was put into practice after 45 minutes of drawing near to the presence of God.
The need: 40,000 Thai Baht ($1,300 USD)
There were about 35 people in the room, all depending on God for their personal finances. However, all money is God's money, not ours. We are all simply stewards of HIS money. So what do good stewards do? They ask their master what HE would like to do with HIS money. So that's what we did.
Each person asked God what they were supposed to give towards this HIS cause. There was a small basket at the front where people could deposit their offerings. At the end of 10 minutes two people set out to count up the money.
How much money was there? OVER 40,000 THB!
How did it happen? Only the master of all money knows, but our suspicion is that HE multiplied it.
The DTS shared hugs and cheers of joy as we all, together in faith, saw the faithfulness of God coming through for HIS children.
And where is the DTS at this moment? In another province (LAMPHANG) of Thailand, one of greater need, serving the church and children of the community. God blesses us all to be a blessing!
May HE receive all the glory!