Monday, February 21, 2011
Thanks to those of you who prayed last week for a grant writer. After contacting about a dozen people, I found one in Denver who knew just the right questions to ask after glancing through the 91-page PEPFAR grant application. Those questions led us to include Faith Alive's requests as part of a larger grant that Dr. Bill Blattner with Institute of Human Virology (IHV) in Maryland will submit. It's a win-win for a couple of reasons: Faith Alive and IHV won't duplicate countless hours and Faith Alive now has a better chance to be funded. Bill has a proven track record for supporting Faith Alive and having his grants awarded. We now pray that the PEPFAR cuts proposed in the United States' new budget won't affect Faith Alive.
On another note, Elim Elementary School Headmistress Kate has to reapply for a visa appointment. We continue to pray that all arrangements can be made so that she can come to Colorado. All in God's timing.
We continue to choose hope in Jesus Christ and look forward to how God will amaze and surprise us.