Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. – Isaiah 40:31
Today, my strength has been renewed!
This is to let you know that the waiting has come to fruition. Most of you know that I have committed much of the last ten years to research and writing on the integration of faith and economics. This past January, Wipf & Stock Publishers released my book, Eden’s Bridge: The Marketplace in Creation and Mission. Later that same month, God gave me a vision for the ministry that was to follow. Since then, I have waited for the right timing, listening to the Lord for His “now is the time.” That “now” came this morning while meeting with a new but very dear friend and brother in Christ, John Caldwell.
Now is the time to launch the Eden’s Bridge Business and Ministry Institute. The aim of the institute is to empower small businesses among the world’s poor through connecting them with the necessary resources to succeed. These necessary resources include knowledge even more than capital but the hope is to connect the church in developed economies and neighborhoods with those who need their helping hand. A big first step is pending as I will attend the Lausanne Global Business as Mission Think Tank North American Group meeting this coming Friday (08/24) here in Atlanta.
The first step is to incorporate as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit. To do so, I am requesting that you prayerfully consider contributing toward the $1,000.00 needed to file with the State of Georgia and the IRS. I am only asking for pledges toward that amount today such that, when I am ready to file, I can ensure the tax deductibility of your gift. That is when I will ask, in the coming weeks, for the fulfillment of your pledges.
Pledges can be made simply by emailing back to me.
Honestly, this is a day that I wondered if would ever come. Now I am rejuvenated and excited to move forward.
Thank you and may God bless you today in all that He has placed before you.
David B. Doty