Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Is $550,000 too much for a birthing clinic (hospital) in the Philippines?

Recently I had lunch with an African-American friend who is a church and ministry leader in the central area of downtown Seattle, WA. This dear brother has labored over twenty years, mainly with the youth and in church planting, in a very rough area of the city.

Even though he and his ministry is very evangelical (gospel-centered), the state (and city) has recognized his effective ministry and has given him, along with three foundations, 18 million dollars for a 60-apartment and commercial building.

Praise God for this wonderful provision for this effective ministry of the gospel, discipleship, compassionate, development and outreach to this needy community. This ministry will be a positive influence for the gospel and His glory among 60 to 80 families a year.

ACTION’s Shalom Christian Birthing Home (three-story building/clinic estimated at $550,000) is nearing completion and we trust will be ready for the dedication on Sunday, November 25, in Antipolo which is west of Manila, Philippines.

The Birthing Home is ministering to at least 1500 families yearly! Please pray for the remaining $57,000 needed.

Let me encourage you with the following, "And if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday.  And the Lord will continually guide you and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail" (Isaiah 58:10- 11, nasb).

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