A Special Message from Eliezer Gonzalez
Jan 9, 2019 34181
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and/or watch my video below. The work of the Gospel is always challenging. Jesus defined it as always sacrificial, even in the time you sacrifice to watch this short video..
I was speaking to a Christian friend last week, and I mentioned that I led a Christian Not-For-Profit. I told him that we had been facing some difficult times lately. He couldn’t believe that you could run a Christian ministry and find yourself struggling for resources to keep going. I think our Heavenly Father finds it unbelievable too, especially when he owns all the resources, and he has entrusted them in the hands of his children, to be used for his Kingdom.
By the grace of God, Good News Unlimited achieved incredible things last year. Together with you, we reached almost 10 million people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the globe. God used us so that over 13,000 people accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour, resulting over 9,000 baptisms. And we did this together, on the budget of a medium-sized local church. We, together, are the church, and the purpose of the church is to spread the Gospel.
Because our purpose is to spread the Word fast, we keep only a slim financial buffer. We don’t hide Kingdom resources in the ground and in bank accounts, like the unfaithful servant did in Jesus’s story did. And we operate very leanly. We want Jesus to come soon, and so we use what he has given us for doing his work.
That’s why a shortfall in income can hit us hard, and the last three months have been particularly difficult for us. Our Christmas appeal, which we rely on every year, fell very short of our needed target. Instead of raising $49,000, we received only $14,000 for December. Added to the income shortfall of the previous two months, this means that I must ask you – the family of God – for help. This is in line with what the Bible tells us to do. When the blessings of the Gospel are ours, so too are it’s responsibilities, as part of the body of Christ. We share the joys, and we share each other’s burdens. That’s what I am doing through this letter.
I will personally do whatever may be necessary to ensure that this ministry that we share together isn’t diminished in its outreach. I am the only employee of Good News Unlimited, and I will volunteer with no pay if that will help. But the burning desire of my heart is to see the kingdom of God burst in the fullness of it’s glory upon the earth, as countless millions of people discover Jesus and his salvation. Is that the key purpose of your life as well?
How can you help, my friend? How can you help tide us over this challenging financial time and position us to share the love of Jesus with those who need to receive it, with even greater power?
Right now, I’m moving forward in faith. I’m not cutting our evangelistic programmes. And I am praying that you will move ahead in faith together with me.
If you can give, give. And if all you can do is pray for the work of the Gospel through GNU, then I believe that that is what God is calling you to do.
If you wish to communicate with me directly, you can do so at [email protected]
Grace and peace
Eliezer Gonzalez, Senior Pastor, Good News Unlimited