It’s our first day of Visionathon, and we’re on our way to our $1.5 million goal. We have no idea how we will achieve this except through 100% faith in God to provide by stirring the hearts of Vision’s supporters. After all, we are working for Him, so what do we have to worry about, right?
Then … whammo! Something super exciting happens.
At every Visionathon, we never know how things are going to play out. But we know one thing for sure, we’re going to see God at work. That’s what makes Visionathon so special. When God speaks to people, and they obediently respond, it is a beautiful expression of faithfulness. In a world that desperately needs encouragement right now, God delivers through His faithful servants!
Big Hearts Bring Big Blessings
Our CEO, Phil Edwards, received a phone call from a husband and wife who live in Victoria. They’ve got six children and have been in business for many years. They decided to sell their business but were not able to sell it. Eventually, they shut it down and sold all the assets and the land, which no doubt would have been disappointing. Even though their plans didn’t turn out exactly as they had hoped, the land sale put them in a unique position. So, what did they decide to do? They chose to help spread the Gospel throughout Australia by partnering with Vision.
‘This couple told me that Vision’s ministry has struck a real chord with them, mostly because of the clear message that we present and our commitment to grow God’s kingdom,’ said Phil. ‘This land sale was a bit of a windfall for them, and there are lots of things they could spend their money on, but they’ve decided to sow a pretty decent sized seed into this ministry, into what we’re doing around Australia. So, this is an important announcement I have to make here. They want to inspire other people to also sow seeds. They are willing to put in dollar for dollar whatever others will do, up to a total of $200,000!’
A Hair-Raising Miracle!
‘The hairs are standing up on my arm,’ said Phil. ‘We don’t know how things are going to play out during Visionathon. I just say, God, you are faithful. I’ve had that old hymn rattling around in my head for the last couple of weeks. Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Oh God, my Father.’
There is something special in knowing God has uniquely positioned each of us according to His purpose. It’s exciting to see how He’s uniquely positioned Vision to bring hope, help and healing to this nation. Some pretty awesome things have happened over the past 34 years since our founders took this mission on board. Today was one of those days! God has been stirring the hearts of people of all ages to join in the mission to share the Gospel of Jesus right across Australia. We hope He’s been stirring your hearts as well.
Matching Dollar For Dollar!
Now is a great time to give because this couple has pledged to match every donation that comes in up to a total of $200,000. That means if you give $5, they’ll give $5. If you give $1,000, they’ll give $1,000. If by some miracle, someone gave $100,000, then that would complete the arrangement.
‘This couple have been faithful to God. They want to invest. They want to sow a seed. They recognise we’ve been talking about being uniquely positioned. They have been uniquely positioned to do something. This is not a usual thing for them, and they’ve stepped out to do something that’s pretty unusual,’ said Phil.
So, now’s a great time to give and have your donation matched by this generous couple. You can respond now on the phone at 1800 316 316, at vision.org.au or in the Free Vision Christian Media app. You’ll be helping people look to God daily as we believe and work together.
To listen to Phil Edward’s announcement, click on the link below: