How to Practice Faithful Fundraising by Shifting from Transaction to Transformation

In 1 Samuel 15, Samuel rebukes King Saul for not listening to God before going to war with the Amalekites.  Starting at verse 20, Saul replies to Samuel, “But I did obey the Lord,” Saul said, “I went on the mission the Lord assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”  Remember that Saul was told to destroy the Amalekites and not bring anything back. But […]

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Motivation for Giving

Victor is one of my most cherished friends. We have shared life together in celebration and fun, and we have walked together in times of trouble and suffering. Several years ago, Victor attended his first professional baseball game with me. It was a reciprocal gift for the day he shared the experience of attending a cricket tournament. He and his family have prayed over me and attended to me in their home when I was suffering from back pain. I attended to Victor when he suffered a heart attack – taking him to the hospital and then caring for him […]

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