Here at HeartCry we wanted to create a special edition that had one great purpose - To communicate our thankfulness for all your prayers and financial support over the years!
A few months ago we sent out a e-mail to many of our missionaries around the globe asking for short letters of “thank you” to all of you who pray for and support their ministries. The response was overwhelmingly. In fact, we had planned to also include letters from the US staff but there was simple no room! Borrowing phrases for the apostle John in John 21:25, we can say that we received so many letters from our missionaries that “if they were written in detail, I suppose that even several editions would not contain the letters that were written.”
Both the staff at the US office and the HeartCry missionaries around the world are indeed grateful for the prayers and sacrificial giving with which you have graced us over the years. And yet, we realize that all the thank you’s and articles in a thousand magazines could never communicate to you our full appreciation or admiration for your kindness. Our great joy and only confidence is that eternity will reveal both our gratitude toward you and all that has been accomplished through you. We are always aware that we are only stewards or errand boys of your generosity, and we are always concerned that we be faithful in our stewardship before the Lord and before men.
All our missionaries and our entire staff hope and pray that this edition encourages each and every one of you with the knowledge that your great help has had an eternal impact upon the world, and especially upon God’s people scattered throughout the world.
“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
II Corinthians 9:10-15