Over the past year Impact! Church has been blessed with amazing generosity from other churches, individuals and organizations. When you reach predominantly the poor there is not much offering…if any. The realization is that – without outside financial help – we can’t make it. With that in mind I want to start using Thursdays to thank those amazing folks that help Impact! Church love God, love people and make an impact!
Our first installment of “Thank You Thursday” goes to Relevant Church of Ybor City. Pastored by my good friend Paul Wirth, Relevant is a growing church in one of the most culturally diverse areas of Tampa. They are seeing many people far from God come to Christ each month. They are meeting the needs of the impoverished in their community. They have adopted a public school in an economically depressed area of Tampa and are seeing children’s lives forever changed. They work tirelessly to reach people in their city that do not have a church home. On top of all of that they have been incredibly generous to Impact! Church.
In June things were really tight for us. It didn’t look like we would make the rent on the building, much less any of the other fixed expenses (no one gets a salary – I’ll blog about that next week). When Paul Wirth found out, he got with his leadership and in a matter of days presented Impact! Church with a sizable check. The amount not only met our need…it helped us make it through the rest of the summer. Lives have been changed, people have come to Christ and the love of God has been shown to the Parker Street community of Lakeland because of the financial contribution of an awesome church in Ybor City.
Relevant Church and Paul Wirht – from everyone at Impact! Church – thank you! Heaven will be more crowded because of you!
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