Donor Stories

“The Lord Will Provide.”

It was registration day at one of  North America’s Adventist school as the school treasurer met with parents to review financial plans for the new school year.  All was going well until the treasurer asked a single parent of several children for the down payment. “Oh, my,” said the parent, “I don’t have money for the down payment.”

“Let me see,” said the treasurer, glancing at the student budgets. “We have applied student financial assistance from alumni donors and friends and also your own church’s Matching Fund scholarships. We have done everything we can to reduce the cost.”

“Don’t worry,” the faithful parent replied, “The Lord will provide.” And provide He did. These students were given some after-school work, but their diligence ranged from excellent to poor. One day the Lord sent a specific donor: “I would like to help students who may not be at the top of the class but who could use encouragement.” When the last of these students finished at this school, the account showed approximately $2,000 still owing. A little later the treasurer thanked the Lord for a cheque from a church member for the exact amount owed! Through His children’s donations, God rewarded a parent’s faith. You can be the answer to someone’s prayers by donating to an Adventist school near you.

This donor story first appeared in the April 2013 issue of The Canadian Adventist Messenger magazine.

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