At the beginning of the on Count Me In campaign, I was seated at the back of the church next to my husband, listening to Pastor M give a compelling challenge. The challenge was to give one month’s salary towards the move.
At that time, we were financially stretched and raising a month’s salary was looking like more of impracticality than a challenge.
What went through my mind at first was that this kind of commitment was only possible to those who have saved a substantial amount and wouldn’t flinch in giving.
We really wanted to be counted in but did not know how or where we would raise the money from. I cried desperately in church that day and when the service ended my husband and I remained seated a little longer, right there and then, we made the decision to be counted in. One thing we knew was that we had to be part of those who were committed to give.
On that Sunday, we filled in a pledge card and since there was no way we thought we could raise that amount in three months, we broke it into several monthly installments. The plan was to keep on giving Ksh 5,000 here and there until the amount would be fully paid. I remember crying and telling God “Lord, this may take time but I will honor my promise, I will not rob you, I will keep to the commitment.”
Business at my workplace had been on a downward spiral and corporate restructuring was imminent. As employees, we all knew this year we would not get any bonuses as we had incurred losses in the previous year. But our God isn’t dependent on man’s losses!
A month earlier than usual, the bonuses were awarded and I had the largest bonus percentage in the organization! It was much more than what we had committed to give to the move. As if that was not enough, before end of April, our salaries were reviewed and again I received the highest pay increase.
Great is His everlasting faithfulness towards us. I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for us this year!
This is definitely Mavuno’s year to THRIVE!