How faithful is our God!!!

Hello friends!!

I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are enjoying this amazing weather!

I just wanted to post an update to share the amazing things that God has done over the last week and a half. As many of you saw on Facebook or on here, I was told last Sunday that if I didn’t have $4,000 towards my trip raised by May 1 I wouldn’t be able to go. Well, that goal hasn’t been met quiet yet, but it has been amazing to see how the Lord is faithful in providing for His children. If you had told me that I would have $3,770 of the total $5,500 raised by today I would NEVER have believed you. Just eight days ago I was below the $2,000 mark. How incredible is that?! GOd knew all along that my support would come in this way, I just had to be patient and wait for Him to act in peoples’ hearts. It’s just a further testament to how powerLESS i am and how powerFUL he is. I can’t persuade people to give, I can’t make people go to the website to give online, I can’t make people who I’ve already contacted remember to give online… only HE can put that on peoples’ minds and hearts! I am so quick to forget that and try to rely on my own efforts.

“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” Proverbs 21:1

God has the power to will earthly kings to do His will. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a king, and I don’t know any kings either. We are so powerless in comparison to a king, and even more in comparison to God, yet God has the ability to change and move the heart of even the most powerful world leaders. Changing our hearts is an easy task that He can do at his will.

I feel really humbled by this process. Humbled that all of it is due to GOD working in people, not by anything I have done. It is due to HIS goodness and HIS grace. God is always faithful. He is going before us, fighting for us, and he has already won for us!

Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.'” Deuteronomy 1: 29-32

“for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.” Deuteronomy 20:4
I’m $230 away from the $4,000 mark that I MUST reach by May 1 to go on the trip to London and $1,730 away from FULL SUPPORT! I am praying to reach this by the time I leave for London! I know that God is faithful and God is gracious. If you would like to join my support team and help take the Gospel to London, England you can give online via this link (click “give as guest”) or send me an email at bawilkes@live.unc.edu and I can give you more information about by trip as well as inform you of where to mail other forms of support. I would love it if you would share this with anyone that you know as well!
Much love,
Bethany  
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