It's all good

It's all good

Over the past three days the Better Billings Foundation has been blessed by 3 individuals and associated organizations with commitments to the Second Slide Fund and other BBF initiatives with over $12,000 of cash commitments. What has been interesting is that they all three had very encouraging words that at first blush might not seem to be so reassuring.

 The first donor said, you know Chuck I just didn't think you were going to be able to get it done, referring to The Oasis. I was so encouraged by those words, even though initially they may not seem that uplifting. I take from his comment that he believed it required a miracle to get the pool in the ground. That is exactly what I believe as well. God showed up and only through Him were we able to get The Oasis open. All credit goes to Him.

The second donor thanked me for giving him the opportunity to be a part of the viability of the project. He was earnestly grateful that I took the time to share with him some of the details of our past season and what the future has in store for the Better Billings  Foundation and The Oasis. He said we are happy to be a part of what you are doing and even though there are many other organizations we give to, we have been very blessed and to whom much is given much is required. What a great heart!

 The third donor had donated to the pool project previously but, as he put it, more out of obligation than joy. After one of our board members and myself shared how we intend to serve our under resourced families and kids throughout the community he was compelled to give with a joyful heart more that he had intended on giving going into the meeting. With a better understanding that we are collaborating with other organizations that he is familiar with and how mentoring of our youth is part of our plan he was encouraged and so were we as we finished our lunch.

What is so encouraging about each of these three successful requests for support is that God gets the credit for working in lives of people. Through their generosity and our trust in him as 3:14 Philippians states, all things are possible through Him who gives us strength.

 

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