Facing Hard Times

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?  The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come.  When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm.  While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm.  It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.  It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us – and all of us will experience them – we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God.  The storms do not have to overcome us.  We can allow God’s power to lift us above them.

God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives.  We can soar above the storm.

Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.

The Bible says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles.”  Isaiah 40:31

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Facing Hard Times

Our Next Five Years at Village Schools of the Bible

When King Josiah ordered repairs for the temple in Jerusalem, he was in for a surprise—workman discovered the first five books of the Bible.  2 Kings 22:10 records these words.  “And Shaphan read it (The Law) before the king.”  The impact of God’s spoken Word upon King Josiah and Israel was life changing.

We like to say at Village Schools of the Bible that God’s Word is God’s power and God’s power is God’s Word.  To Jesus, Peter said, “Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life…” (John 6:68)  God’s Word has the power to transform lives.

Our Vision: Cover to Cover I People to People I Nation to Nation

The next five years are important at Village Schools of the Bible.  We seek to take Cover-to-Cover Bible survey to peoples and nations.  We believe the Lord has given Village Schools of the Bible a role in bringing a comprehensive study of the whole counsel of God to our Word-famished world.

Enrollment at Village Schools has multiplied more than 12-fold since 2011.  Therefore, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, we believe we can achieve the following by 2021:

  • 200 churches in the Twin Cities utilizing Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey
  • 50 additional U.S. cities where Village Schools of the Bible can serve the body of Christ
  • 15 international mission partners who are using our discipleship tools
  • 1,000 online students encountering God through His Word in our Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey class

The Impact of God’s Word

Village Schools of the Bible impacts people in the following ways:

  • Increased Biblical literacy
  • Lives transformed by God’s Word
  • Inspired and equipped to lead and strengthen their local churches
  • Equipped and empowered to serve Christ and the World

Your Partnership

Jesus asked, “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” (Luke 14:28 ESV)

We have counted the cost of this projected growth at Village Schools of the Bible.  We seek your help, commitment and generosity to reach our goal of $500,000 between now and 2021.

Please prayerfully consider the following partnership options:

  • Matching Gift
  • Yearly Gift
  • Monthly Gift
  • One-time Gift
  • Stock gift/Assets/Real Estate
  • Other

Thank you!

Thank you, generous donors of Village Schools of the Bible.  Thank you!

Warren

 

Our Next Five Years at Village Schools of the Bible