While in prayer...
for one of our team members, asking God how to use his unique gifting with
Information Technology as a ministry for the Kingdom, God reminded me that most of those living in poverty in Pottstown, can only work fast food
jobs. How wonderful if we could use Steve’s giftedness with IT to train
folks for better jobs through technology training classes. We were seeking to
train, test, and certify people on office products. Afterward, we would seek
to work with different agencies in the borough to connect them to employers.
God has blown us away!!
at the possibility, and as you can see, we would need some stuff to do this; software, hardware and training material.
I spoke of
this to Sherri Rabenold who enthusiastically talked to Drager Medical (her employer) if
we might be able to obtain some of their old computers after they are decommissioned.
I found the proper software on a clearance bargain table for the whole project, and it seemed as though we might actually
be able to do this.
We were now
only looking for a few computers to fill four, or five desks.
How blown away
we all were when the folks from Drager gave us four truckloads of equipment –- all of which is operable. Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, LAN, Routers, 3 Servers, Copiers, and Printers!
GOD! I would never have believed this, but…PRAISE GOD!!
We are praying
and working to see what He wants done with all of this. Our limited, meager vision
was obviously shortsighted. Now, as we follow God, we are looking for what He
wants done – a form of prayer. And of course, He answers prayer, often
not as we would imagine.
There are some
very exciting things on the horizon as we are seeing some very unique ways to bless this community (and others) through these
Now, only yesterday,
I was informed by Luis at Drager, who is becoming a pretty good friend, that we will be receiving possibly 80 more computers
by January 2005.
set out to do anything huge, but God has plans that we need to be sensitive to as He unfolds this for us. Imagine, this came from a simple prayer about how to use a simple talent for His purpose. Imagine, what He might do for you in a simple yielded posture…
keep you posted.