We are nearing the close of another year, and have witnessed another month of the Lord’s faithfulness. December brings the anticipated arrival of a few more men that will gradually bring us to capacity as they each arrive throughout the month.
Through a time of empty beds, the Lord has been faithful to make up the difference needed in finances. Although we do not bring in the full operating cost of the homes through the program fees charged to the men and women, we have never been late on bills. We continue to pray for the men’s and women’s beds to be filled.
We also continue to pray to be led to a home church, and we pray for laborers to be involved in this ministry that Lord has called into being. We wait patiently for the Lord’s direction in where we can be a witness and where the men and women can learn of Christ.
We are planning on a large Christmas gathering: a family Christmas, filled with giving, the same way we received free grace from Christ. With the number of people involved, we are not sure the main house will hold us all, but again, we wait and trust that God will direct and provide. We anticipate about 40 people for Christmas.
It is our hope, that not only will it be a wonderful Christmas, (for one of our guys, it will be his first Christmas in 35 years), but that the church can witness God’s Grace and be moved to worship the King and serve in devotion and love for Him.
We continue on, remembering how God has led and trusting that He is faithful and will lead and supply what is needed through the deepening of the Life in those that seek Him first.
Our prayer, as always, is for Adullam to display the Father’s faithfulness by the Holy Spirit in Glorifying Jesus Christ through the service to and provision for the men and women brought to Adullam; to be a witness of Who He is, first to His Bride, and unto the ends of the Earth.
Adullam House Minstries Accounts November 2017 - Sheet1
With every consecutive month the Lord meets the needs in His faithfulness through prayer, not worldly means, it’s His doing and not ours.
We are trying to learn how to present our needs to the Lord, and depend continually on Him and not to others. That way it is by the Lord’s means that He is faithful, not because we were convincing or had the right connections. Because of our desire to see Him work, on our summaries, you will find that we state what the past needs were and how the Lord fulfilled them. He knows what the next month holds, and we must wait for Him to answer our needs.
As we go into June once again, the Lord has been faithful to meet all the financial needs. We were again short money for the rent, but with donations the last week and what the residents had paid in rent we had enough to cover all the rent checks, with not much more left. We know that we will always have to depend on the Lord’s faithfulness to meet the monthly financial needs, because the income from residents fees has been less than our total bills.
In October, Harry Fisher moved into one of the houses. He was in his late 70’s and had been released on parole, but had no place to parole to for 2 years. In May he got very sick and spent a month in the hospital and care facilities. Harry passed away June 1. We believe that God brought Harry here to witness Christ’s love through the family of Adullam and are thankful he did not die alone in prison.
Once again, without planning or seeking, we were asked to rent 2 new locations. Which, at the same time, needs for the housing was presented to us, so by faith, we have signed leases for both. One for a woman and her child and one for an offender that could not find rent. (It’s very difficult to find places that will rent to offenders) With all these residents, we furnish and supply all the household needs though donations and gifts from the church.
We now stand at 22 beds for men 4 for women and subleasing 5. We are also taking men from Shelby and Great Falls as well as Montana State Prison.
Adullam House Ministries May 2017 Accounts