I sensed this opportunity to give was from God. So, I readily accepted the challenge, and made a decision to publish the news on the very last day of 2015. The timing seemed untenable and it had all the earmarks for failure. What seems impossible for us, is no problem for God. He can do the impossible when all seems contrary to success. If God is in it, nothing is impossible.
In my lifetime of study of the Bible I have learned that leadership always gives first. So, I gave $100 via my own personal credit card. Then, I gave $100 via a credit card from Hugh's News, Inc. I can tell you that both of those contributions have come back plus more. No one has ever been able to out give God.
There are two verses of Scripture that guide me in my giving above our (Melvine and me) Luke 6:38 and Acts 20:35. God's promises never fail.
Dr. Ron White has given us this glorious report of that giving. He has thanked God for over 250 alumni and friends who responded to the Phon-A-Thon Participation Challenge. This great response met and exceeded the participation goal of 200 (or more) responses in the month of December.
"Thanks to our generous alumni and friends for helping meet this $20,000 Challenge. Their Challenge Responses brought gifts of over $38,000 in addition to the $20,000 Challenge Gift. Collectively the fall Phon-A-Thon raised over $83,000 this fall, breaking all records of recent years" reported Dr. Ron White.
I want to thank God for those who participated and made this event such a great success!
And, I want to thank all of the readers of Hugh's News who responded and gave. I may never know how much was given through you, but God knows, and we can all give God praise and glory for this great victory. We're glad we were given the opportunity to share in blessing the students at Emmanuel College. May God bless you for your generous giving.