We were encouraged to hear a story of transformation from beyond Burundi, in the UK. Kevin and his wife are GLO supporters, generously giving money and time in regularly attending our weekly Zoom prayer meetings. This involved giving away a larger proportion of their income. They felt challenged by these meetings to experiment in how they managed their finances, inspired by the fearless leadership from many of our partners, who often operate on limited funds relative the huge and ongoing needs in Burundi.
Kevin observes: “Over there in Burundi, they crack on with the mission, and worry about the funds for it later on. Here in the UK, we have the luxury of navel-gazing – out there, they really don’t. It’s a matter of life and death, and that requires real faithfulness.“
They chose to be very intentional and specific in supporting particular needs and causes that arose over the weeks of the prayer meetings; a life-saving operation for a child, sewing machines for Together for Development a prosthetic limb, our healthcard appeal.
To their surprise and encouragement, they found that they were able to manage well on their new budget, but that God “seemed to compensate…in other ways”. Kevin reflects on what the future could look like for them:
“As we enter the new tax-year, my wife and I are asking ourselves, what more can we do this year? Whilst we are earnestly praying that we may soon emerge from lockdown, so that we can better serve, it remains the case that financial giving has been the means of freeing up others to make such a profound difference.“
What a challenge and encouragement! Thank you for your support!