5 Bibles for Gift of $35.00

Hi Friends,

Imagine if you could hear the Word of God, every Sunday, but you cannot go home and read it. How would it feel? To know you can HEAR the word of God but you don’t have a Bible in your language to read it? You wouldn’t be able to meditate on His Word or revisit a chapter to experience the sheer joy of reading His Story. How can a person grow in God’s Holy Word or teach their children?

This is where Stories of Glory needs your help: Your gift of $35.00 will buy five Bibles (one for a person in each of the FIVE different languages); the Bibles will go to the congregations in two little churches out in the bush, where God has led me to worship every Sunday in Nigeria.

Please help us put Bibles in the hands and hearts of your brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, here in Nigeria. Your gifts will provide the needed funds so the pastor will be able to distribute Bibles to all adults who can read, have the desire to learn to read God’s Word, and are committed to attending the weekly Bible Studies. We are currently sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the art of biblical storytelling and teaching but the people desperately need a physical point of reference to study God’s purpose for their life!

Thank you so very much. Your gift is most appreciated.

To God be the glory.

Jackie Towns

Books needed for Accreditation

Jackie Towns and Stories of Glory have been collecting Bible Commentaries, Christian Education, Theology, etc. for DE&A Bible Colleges in South Asia. They need 6,000 books for their library. Each time she goes to South Asia, she takes an extra suitcase full of books. So far, Stories of Glory has collected 35 boxes of books:

Donors

Wesley Seminary – 1 cases

Dallas Theological – 5 cases

Lancaster Bible College – 29 cases!!!!!!

They have found a container of 30,000 books – total weight 1,269 pounds – but it is expensive to ship.

Please pray that other Bible Schools and Seminaries will help their brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ by donating the much needed books to these Bible Colleges.

If you would like to help with shipping costs, CLICK HERE:  https://419fund.com/projects/stories-of-glory/

$100 will send 1 Pastor to Training

Will you sponsor one South Asian Pastor?

The ministry in South Asia is trying to help raise money for more pastors to go to the DE&A Bible College for the Metanarrative Bible Course training that is offered as part of their curriculum this September.

A $100.00 donation will pay for a pastor’s travel expenses to the Bible School and all his lodging and food during the 3-week course.

Transportation + Room & Board for 3 weeks = $100/pastor

Help Sponsor a Pastor

 

Jackie Towns – Our Modern Day Paul

Report from Nigeria

The Pastor of the two churches Jackie is ministering to each Sunday morning is in desperate need of a motorcycle to get to and from church and shepherd the people God has entrusted to him.

His salary is only 20,000 Nira per month ($55.61US) and things are expensive in Nigeria. Out of his salary, he must take all his living and ministry expenses including renting a motorcycle every week to get to the churches. Every Sunday morning, he walks from his home to the rental place in town, rents a motorcycle, gases it up, goes to preach and teach at the churches, takes the motorcycle back to the shop and then walks home. The churches are out in the bush (country) and on dirt roads.

The need: $1,000 for the motorcycle, registration, license, fees, etc., and the Bibles for the churches.

Jackie is going to purchase 4 more Bibles (1 Bible for each language represented); that way they will have at least two Bibles for each people group.

Benefits of Prayer

Our 419 Fund Team Members pray for our funding opportunities daily! That’s another difference between us and other crowdfunding sites; we know the power of Prayer.

Prayer is defined as: “a devout petition to God or an object of worship” (Dictionary.com). The ACTS of prayer are:

  • Adoration – the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
  • Confession – acknowledgment or disclosure of sin or sinfulness.
  • Thanksgiving – the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God.
  • Supplication – humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.

James 5:16 says, “. . . The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man [or woman] avails much.”

Prayer brings results. Specifically faithful prayer by righteous men or women who are praying for God’s Will to be done.

Ephesians 1:11 says, “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His will.”

We must keep in mind that God sees the whole picture. We only see a snippet in time, and that He weaves it all together perfectly.

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”

We are Christians here to help Christians in their time of need. Let us help and pray for you.

419 FUND TEAM

The featured picture is the Alabama Crimson Tide Championship Football team when they visited the White House. They asked if they could pray with President Trump.

Independence Day!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Quotes from our Earliest Patriots:

“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations. … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.” —John Adams (1818)

“The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” —Thomas Jefferson

This quote by Dr. Joseph Warren could be said of today’s culture as well: “The man who meanly will submit to wear a shackle, contemns the noblest gift of heaven, and impiously affronts the God that made him free. … Ease and prosperity (though pleasing for a day) have often sunk a people into effeminacy and sloth. … Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.

“In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator.” —Samuel Adams

On July 3rd [1776], John Adams wrote his wife Abigail: “Yesterday, the greatest question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among men. … You will see in a few days a Declaration setting forth the causes which have impelled us to this mighty revolution, and the reasons which will justify it in the sight of God and man.”

“The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. … We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.” —George Washington

Adams continued: “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory.”

So, let’s celebrate our independence, which God has so graciously bestowed on our beloved country! Whether it be July 2nd as Adams supposed or July 4th that we celebrate today, rejoice in the freedom, which you have and stand firm to defend it!

Update from Nigeria

UPDATE FROM THE FIELD:

Today (July 1, 2018) went amazingly well! Much prayer for wisdom and discernment is needed. On the way to the 2 churches that I teach in, a group of Muslims have asked me to teach them stories. I agreed, and we all met under a tree. It started out a small group, but before long there were tons of people surrounding me to hear the story. I told them the story of Joseph.

It went really well, and then they wanted to ask questions. It didn’t take long before they wanted to know if I thought we believed in the same God. I started praying, God said “creation,” so that’s where I went.  God kept the peace and it was truly a beautiful thing!!!

They want me to come back again next week. I agreed. Not sure what God is doing, but I’m trusting in Him and praying that He will bless me with wisdom, grace and discernment.

300 Christians were killed in a distant town a couple of days ago. Nigeria has a Muslim president, and he wants all Christians gone. The Prime Minister of India wants all the Christians gone!! And, these 2 countries God has called me to. And now He has me ministering to Muslims. WOW!!

To God be the glory!!!!

Please pray that His daughter bring Him glory in deed and in actions!! Thank you so very much for your love and prayers!

Jackie Towns

URGENT NEED – Miethe Family

Help us raise $2,000 by the middle of July!

Tired: that is how the Miethe Family (Hayden, Nicole and 9 children) feels right now. Tired and worn out. A year later, and they can’t imagine going any further. They are spent!

April 25, 2017 – the accident:

In hospital:

Injuries included: torn kidney, torn pancreas and a punctured colon!

 

Nicole is still in pain daily and is only able to manage about an hour or two of activity. Her side hurts all day, everyday.

More surgery need to be scheduled, but Hayden and Nicole have been putting it off. It means starting over at ground zero with Nicole being bedridden again for weeks, if not months. She is scared, and Hayden is at a loss.

This doesn’t address the PTSD Nicole has suffered since the wreck. She is scared to drive and honestly rightfully so.

The Miethe family is hurting in so many ways. Graphic design clients have been lost (around $1,200 per month) due to Hayden’s focus on his family.

Ways You Can Help

Prayer and Financial Donations are the most needed things. Money is scarce after all of this struggle. On top of everything else, they’re dealing with an impending $18,000 septic tank repair.

The medical expenses have continued to mount up.

Can you help?

DONATE HERE

2 Hard Weeks Behind Him! Update on Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson was in the hospital for 16 days because of complications from his cancer treatment. This brave young man is completely trusting the Lord for his healing and return to full strength.

Excerpt from his Facebook page (June 6, 2018):

I’m still in the hospital—day 13. Currently the plan is to wait out the rest of this week to see if things resolve on their own. There is talk of possibly cutting me open at the beginning of next week if things do not resolve and see if there is an issue with my connection from my previous colon resection. Fingers crossed, I’m hoping things resolve and I can avoid that, but it is nice to have some kind of finish line in sight, surgical or not. Please continue to pray for me and for my doctors.

From his Facebook page (June 10, 2018):

🚨 BIG NEWS!! 🚨

I’m being discharged today!! The past couple of days I’ve had great improvement and have been able to start eating again. That means I’m going home with no surgery! Praise God, as this is definitely an answer to prayer! Thank you everyone who has been praying for me and encouraging me over the past 2 weeks. Also thanks to everyone who visited me and kept me company (and also kept me sane) whilst being stuck in here.

Praise the Lord for answered prayer!

This is a call to all Christians

We need to join together in prayer and financial support for Brian. Let him know you care by posting on his Facebook page, sending messages to info@419fund.com and donating to his 419 Fund

Reason for Every Season

Christians helping those who have financial needs – that’s what we do!