I IMed briefly this evening with an acquaintance from the past. "VB Mike" (as I like to call him) had responded to a GFA news email a couple years ago and mentioned that he could volunteer some time to assist with programming projects. We took him up on his offer and he helped put some Excel macros into place for a ministry-wide planning spreadsheet. After a couple other small codings here and there, he and his wife had their first child, life got busy, and we gradually lost contact.
So when I saw him online this evening, I had to greet him and let him know -- that small Excel project we worked on over two years ago is still functioning happily (and crucially) today. The time he donated years ago has been saved many times over through that project.
And more people have heard about GFA because of that project.
And more people hearing means more missionaries sponsored.
And more missionaries sponsored means more churches planted.
More people to rejoice with in heaven!
Thanks, VB Mike!