Poetry: Faith Promise giving to missions

Two Faith Promise poems

My thoughts as the Lord speaks to me

FAITH PROMISE -- you asked for. I'll give what I can,
     But I must make a living -- I'm only one man!

You know all the pressures that come upon me?
     The utilities and taxes and rent, don't you see?

Then there's clothing and food and up-keep on the car;
     As a father and husband, I must be "up-to-par."


These were my thoughts in church last Sunday,
     And I said, "No more than my tithe can I pay."

But then it seemed Jesus sat down beside me,
     And spoke ever so softly and helped me to see

The word Faith before Promise -- what a difference it made!
     It's believing He will supply the amount to be paid.

So I'll make that FAITH PROMISE, knowing He'll make a way
     I feel better already -- what a wonderful day!

R. Eagle -- March 12, 1992

Trottin' the Globe

Not for adventure,
Treasure,
Or fame

Faith Promise
Travels the world,

But the adventure
   of journeying
      with God
         begins,
The treasure
   of God's
      love and mercy and grace
         is
         found.

The fame
   of God's
      majesty and power and greatness
         spreads.

As churches
And schools
And clinics rise,

The treasure
Of God's kingdom
Is freely given
To all,

And hour by hour,
Day by day,
Month by month,
Year by year,

Faith Promise
Journeys on
Around the world.

All because
Of promises
Made
And kept
By faith.

Linda June Gifford -- Shreveport, Louisiana, April 2003

Bulletin insert for a Sunday or two prior to Faith Promise convention in which pledges (or, more correctly, promises) will be made [ get insert ]

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