The song, "Look what the Lord has done" has been running through my mind in the last few weeks. The year 2019 has brought its fair share of challenges and, praise the Lord, also its fair share of opportunities and joys! When I reflect on the growth of the "work as worship" message in the church, and the seriousness with which a number of denominations are approaching this message, it fills me with thankfulness and joyfulness to our Father in Heaven. Enjoy seeing some of the numbers from the first three quarters of 2019!
With growth also comes growing pains. As we continue to grow and expand, we recognized a year ago that it was time for DML to become its own 501c3. ICM gave its blessing for this transition and we have been spending time developing a Board, branding, and the necessary infrastructure. The good news is that we have been blessed with volunteers who help to reduce our administrative costs. And the administrative costs we do incur are being covered by a donor so that 100% of your donations will go directly to the work in Africa!
We would humbly request your prayers as we go through these transitions, while at the same time we continue to share the message of DML and the method for church and business development. Because of the growth of DML in this last year, we are facing a deficit and need to raise $50,000 in December. Historically we have raised $25,000 during December, so we are hoping and praying that God's people will hear this request and respond. Additionally, we will have more expenses in this next year as we expand the work of DML to Burkina Faso and Zambia.
To give to DML directly, please go to www.disciplingmarketplaceleaders.org/donate. Again, no admin fee will be taken from these donations, however, you can also continue to give through Resonate (www.resonateglobalmission.org which has a 6% admin fee) or through ICM (www.icmusa.org/donate which has a 10% admin fee). Instructions on how to donate stock or give by text can also be found on our website.
We are so thankful for each person who has sacrificed their time, treasure, and talents to help to grow this ministry so that the members of the Church can be released from the building to be the church every day of the week in the four corners of the marketplace.