I just opened today’s mail and in it was a card from a minister and his wife. They wrote,
“God knew what we needed most, and He called on your kind heart. Being in the ministry is so rewarding, but it can also be very overwhelming and discouraging at times. KBF’s generosity gave us hope and encouragement. Your ministry is truly a blessing!”
“God knew what we needed most, and He called on your kind heart.”
Though the card was addressed to me, the words of appreciation were expressed to you. You and other supporters of the Kairos Benevolence Fund are the ones who make this ministry possible. In just the first six months of this year, through your kind generosity, KBF has provided more financial assistance to a greater number of Kingdom workers than in any previous full year!
UPDATE: Dan & Kathy Hogan
You may remember that recently I wrote and told you about Kathy Hogan, whose husband, Dan, had just passed away. You may also remember that two churches joined forces to provide a $10,000 Challenge Gift to help Kathy to face a mountain of medical bills. Today I’m pleased to report that the KBF family met that challenge, so a full $20,000 has been made available to honor Dan and bless Kathy.
UPDATE: Howard & Lovell Mountcastle
You may also remember the story I shared with you about Howard and Lovell Mountcastle (pictured above), the 84-year-old ministry couple who had recently gone through two major surgeries, cataracts, and an expensive overhaul on their car’s transmission. Once again, a church provided a $4,000 Challenge Gift and, once again, the KBF family responded generously and met that challenge.
In the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, we value our independence; however, that autonomy also has some disadvantages. One of those disadvantages is that there is NO safety net for our thousands of aging ministers and missionaries who find themselves facing medical or financial crises that they simply do not have the resources to meet.
In 1 John 4, we read, “Since God so loved us, that He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live … we certainly
ought to love each other.”
Thank you for being a friend and supporter of KBF and helping us show honor, appreciation, and love to those who have served Christ’s Kingdom so faithfully and so well.