We have known for several years that the College of Prayer is a million-dollar movement. Just yesterday we learned that for the first time in our 23 year history, we received income of $1 million! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! This is a total miracle and it certainly deserves a backstory.
One year ago, our Board of Directors took a giant step of faith—they knew that God had entrusted to us a million-dollar ministry and that it was time to trust him to provide a million-dollars of income. They also knew this would be a huge stretch. The year prior (2019), we had received less than $700,000. When every single board member affirmed this amount, however, we knew it was of God. When COVID-19 hit, and every ministry in the world began to tighten their belts, we knew it would be more difficult. To be honest, it certainly tested our faith. We prayed. We communicated with our College of Prayer family and partners. We gave our international churches the opportunity to participate. We saw absolutely no way that this would be humanly possible, but we also knew that only God could possibly provide the full amount. We all gave what God told us to give. We waited. Every day in December we checked gifts from every potential revenue stream. We had already included the monies from the sale of our house, as well as the government stimulus money. We were eager to be able to announce the result.
This week, when we opened all the envelopes and added up all the year-end giving, we discovered several last-minute large checks, some of them postmarked a month ago! There were obviously major mail delivery delays. To our astonishment, when we added them all up, we had received a few hundred dollars more than $1 million. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! God did it.
We are completely overwhelmed. Grateful. Humbled. Dependent. God supplied for our ministry far more abundantly than we imagined. Please join with us as we give praise to Christ for His miraculous provision.
Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your consistent financial support to a ministry that, by the grace of Christ, will touch every nation on earth in the name of Jesus Christ.
One more fun detail: At the beginning of October we announced to our prayer team that we needed $245,000 to end the year financially strong. From that moment, with all money counted, we received $245,130. Hallelujah!
As you know, Christ has put us under a mandate in the next five years to ready the church in every nation:
• Ready the church to receive the reviving presence of Christ.
• Ready the church to reach the final unreached people on earth.
• Ready the church for the return of Christ!
This is our five-year mandate and thank you for your partnership as we see this mission fulfilled.
We are believing that the same God who provided us with $1 million of income this past year will continue to provide this level of income for the next four years as well. It is an honor to serve Christ with you. Thank you again for your commitment to this mission.
Fred Hartley, III