More Blessed to Give

Many years ago, when our church was in its infancy stage, we raised funds to build churches in India even though we did not have a church building of our own.  One day when I went to give the money that our church members had contributed to Dr. D. R. Watts who was then the president of Southern Asia Division, he told me “Franklin, why don’t you bring some of your members for a mission project in the Southern Asia Division.”  I told him that I don’t believe in doing so because there were good preachers there who could preach in their own language and be much more effective than any one of us coming. I only believe in raising funds here and sending it there to the Southern Asia Division.” He looked me straight in the eyes and made this statement that I have never forgotten.  He said, “Franklin, you people who live in America need us more than we need you.  Bring your members for one mission trip and you will find how rewarding it is for all those who come.”  That thought has stayed in my mind and now I have gone on several such mission trips to India and been blessed.  This last time, my wife came along with me and she says that she was truly blessed and wants to come along the next time.  I invite all those who are interested to come next year and experience the transformation that can take place in your spiritual life. 
And on the domestic front, our youth and collegiates have been going on mission trips almost every summer.  After they return, they share how richly blessed they were from the experience. This evening between 5-8 p.m., our youth are raising funds for their mission trip at Chick-Fil-A, 12289 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Chick-Fil-A will be donating 20% of all those orders between 5-8 p.m. today, April 5, 2017.  Please mention “SASDAC Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser” when you order.  Thank you for supporting our young people.
Shalom, Shalom! 
Pastor Franklin David
“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”

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