Saturday, May 28, 2011

SURRENDER40 MINISTRIES REACHES A HUGE MILESTONE-THANK YOU JESUS FOR ALLOWING US TO SERVE OVER 7,000 MEALS TO THE PEOPLE OF MIAMI!


By the Grace & Mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, this past weekend we reached a milestone that could have ONLY come through the POWER, MIGHT, AND LOVE of The Son of The Living God, Jesus Christ. There is no way that on our own, or through our very BEST efforts that we could have reached or surpassed the number of "LOVE BAGS" served at 7,000.

There are many people out there are very kind and very giving and they ride around downtown or set up on street corners and feed people and give them clothing and sometimes a couple of dollars for a meal or whatever they use it for, however, Surrender40 Ministries is very different and there is ONLY ONE explanation for that difference. What makes our ministry so unique and so different is the very same thing that made the greatest men and women of The Bible so unique and different, and that is the word OBEDIENCE! The Bible explains that obedience is GREATER than sacrifice and it is so true.

Think about the obedience of King David when God instructed NOT to kill King Saul, or Queen Esther, when God placed it in her heart to tell Mordecai to tell the people to fast for three days and and the huge amount of courage it took when she told her uncle what her plans were for the Jewish people and the AWESOME amount of courage it took to tell him that THIS IS WHAT IS TO BE DONE, and......."If I perish, I perish" Wow, I get goosebumps every time I quote that scripture from the Bible!

Think about that for a second, I am going to do whatever God says, and "IF I PERISH, I PERISH"

There have been many, many weekends that mission trips were scheduled and we did NOT have enough money in the Surrender40 Ministries account to buy a pair of shoe laces, let alone food to feed over 220 people, yet my wife Trachena, through her "TOTAL FAITH AND OBEDIENCE" charged the food on her credit cards, including supplies, gas, and whatever else was needed to make sure that 220 people had an opportunity and the blessing to have a meal that day!

I AM AMAZED BY MY WIFE'S FAITH, AS WELL AS HER OBEDIENCE TO HIS STILL SMALL VOICE" She is an inspiration to me every day and will ALWAYS BE MY HERO! She gives until it hurts, she gives beyond her natural means, because we serve a SUPERNATURAL GOD! My wife Trachena is in constant pain from her knee surgery and her foot injury, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, yet she PUSHES beyond that to give "UNSELFISHLY" to others because she is obedient to the voice she heard on Christmas Eve, 2008 at Calvary Chapel Kendall that told her to "FEED MY SHEEP"

I don't mind telling you that more than once I have found my wife laying prostrate on the floor before God after a mission because she is in so much physical pain and torment, and REFUSES to come to me to complain about it!

Her response is ALWAYS the same, she says that NOTHING COULD EVEN COME CLOSE TO HAVING THREE SPIKES HAMMERED THROUGH YOUR WRISTS AND FEET AND THAN BEING HUNG ON A TREE TO DIE!

I only pray that someday God blesses me with a tenth of the strength and love for others that she has, because she is incredible.

So, in closing, I would like to congratulate the entire ministry team of Surrender40 Ministries for reaching that AMAZING milestone, and to once again thank my awesome wife Trachena for being the AMAZING inspiration that she has ALWAYS been for me. I also would like to thank ALL of you that have given to our dream, our cause, our heart and our PASSION! Without your help, it just can't be done. Just like "WITHOUT FAITH, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD"

We rely on you so much and you always seem to come through at the right time because God is ALWAYS RIGHT ON TIME! So, for all of your love and support, thank you.

OUR NEXT MISSION TO "FEED THE NEED" IS SATURDAY JUNE 4TH AT 5 PM--7 PM AND WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL ONCE AGAIN MOVE UPON YOUR HEARTS TO BLESS THIS MINISTRY AND BE PART OF OUR TEAM. WE NEVER LOSE FAITH IN HIM!

As of TODAY, 5/28, we have NOT raised enough money to be able to afford to make the normal amount of 220 "LOVE BAGS" for this mission, but that WILL NOT STOP US! We also do not have enough stamps to send out the devotionals that we need to send at the end of the month , so if you would like to send a donation of just stamps, that would be awesome as well. Trachena sends out over 700 devotionals to woman in prisons here in Florida EVERY MONTH, to encourage them that God LOVES them. That is done through our sister ministry Pink Love Ministries which you can find at www.pinkloveministries.com

If you are able to help us meet that goal of $424, please feel free to make a tax free donation on our secured web site at http://surrender40.com/ and click on the link that says Help The Ministry!

Thank you, God Bless You, and remember that,

We Will Rise When He Calls Our Name,

Pastor Steve & Trachena Muchnick
Surrender40 Ministries
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