Week 46 – Sacrificing
As we come to the end of the year at Windermere, there is always a call to donate towards the ministry our Lord has called us to. Our world is not familiar with the word sacrifice. As I reflect on our end of the year financials, I am praying about those willing to make sacrifices for the Lord.
I once heard this story from Dr. Herbert Gabhart, the longtime President of Belmont University, in Nashville, TN.
I recall the year was 1930. I was 16 years old and just graduated from high school. I was leaving to enroll in junior college in Russellville, Kentucky. I had no money other than the $40 I borrowed from my sister. It was from her meager savings. After the end of 5 weeks the college began asking that I make further payments. There was no money available. So, on the last day, I packed up my suitcase to return to the family farm.
That night at dinner I was seated at the table of the freshman English teacher – a silver haired woman of about 57 years of age. She spoke to me, “Herbert, I understand you are planning to leave tomorrow. Yes Miss Yancey, I have no money and I must leave. Please wait for me out in the lobby. I want to talk to you”
T rembling, as she approached me, she said, “Herbert, I want you to stay here and I will help you. “ I couldn’t believe what I had heard so I blurted out, “Thank you Miss Yancey, but I couldn’t take money from a lady your age.”
She did and I got two jobs – one cleaning restrooms and the other raking leaves. At the end of the year the college owed me 35 cents. I was rich.
When she was 99 yrs. old I received a letter from her saying this, “As I near the end of the way, one thing comes to mind. Must I go empty handed, thus my dear redeemer meet.”
I shot back a letter to her. “Miss Yancey, you will not go empty handed.” Her spirit lives and her hands are full of sacrifices. Everybody needs a Miss Yancey.
Will you be willing to make sacrifices and invest in Windermere? Donate today! Thank you.
There are three ways you can make a tax deductible donation to Windermere –
- You make your check out to Windermere Baptist Conference Center
- You may make a donation by credit card by going to our website – Go to logosconnect.com
- You can donate an investment such as stocks, CD’s, etc. It is a simple process. Just give us a call and we can walk you through the steps.
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