When we first came to Lincoln,
neither of us knew that God was going to stretch us in
the area of our finances and we certainly didnít
understand what God was going to teach us or how God
would prove himself to us.
It all began with our first
Financial Peace class where we were taught the truth
about bad debt; and we had allowed bad debt into our
lives. We immediately began to follow Dave Ramseyís
teachings and focused on digging ourselves out and
establishing a practice of saving. God honored that
decision and to this day, has supported us over and over
Satan didnít want these victories
in our lives and he did his best to discourage us,
attack us, and fight us. But once again, God was
faithful and opened door after door of financial
First, there was the blessing of
Bonnieís employment with the university. Not only did it
meet a need in our personal money issues, it also gifted
our son with tuition free education.
Second, there was the pain of being
a renter in town for nearly four years. Without our own
home, it just felt as if we still hadnít landed in
Lincoln. However, due to the housing crunch, the high
level of foreclosures, and Godís provision, we were able
to buy our first Lincoln home at a below market price.
Third, we were able to be a
financial blessing in our daughter and son-in-lawís life
at a specially needed time. It thrills us to finally be
in a position where we can be financially supportive for
our children when the need arises.
This brings us to our present
Capital Campaign. Because of Godís generosity with us;
because we believe deeply in the ministries of Lincoln
Christian Church, and because we are thrilled to be a
part of this church, we have made a commitment to give
generously above our current giving for the next three
years. Many have already joined us in that decision and
are making plans now to do the same.