LORD, All I Have Is a Little Oil

August 15, 2020

2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” 2 Kings 4:2 (NKJV)
7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” John 6:7-9 (NKJV)

When WeRemnant began back in 2018, we thought it impossible to build one village school in Kenya. We didn’t know where money to build the metal roof would come from, or even the bricks. Then the need for a source of clean water became evident. Ok, really GOD? A church, school, and clean water? How do we fundraise? How do we ask strangers for money?

But GOD.

Today, just two years later, WeRemnant has over 230 students in two village schools, supports 14 pastors, and dug seven wells for clean water in Kenya alone. We are also doing work in Uganda, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Nigeria. How? Our oil multiplied.

The widow in 2 Kings 4:1-7 had nothing except for a little oil. But she knew who to turn to when everything was hopeless. The GOD of everything who can do anything came through for her. Her hope was not disappointed. The oil did not stop flowing until she was out of jars to contain it. The number of jars she had represented her faith level. If she only borrowed five jars, the oil would have filled only five jars. If she borrowed all the jars in the neighborhood, she would have had oil for a few years. If she had borrowed all the jars in Israel…well, you get the point.

The WeRemnant story is no different from the story of our partner, Inga Ministries. Greg and Noelle Nichols were called by the LORD to love HIS children. Noelle and I met at a Voice of the Martyrs conference in 2019. Noelle drove three hours to get to the conference, and I drove two. GOD caused us to meet right in the middle. We have been sisters joined at the hip ever since.

When Inga Ministries officially began in September 2018, their mission was to provide evangelism and discipleship in the Rwenzori Mountain region of Uganda. They have since expanded to include purchasing land and building a primary school in Kyalanga with over 100 students; purchasing land to build a boarding school to educate and protect orphans and children who have been persecuted for their faith; feeding the hungry in Uganda, India and Bangladesh; and assisting in the education of several Christian ministers. In addition to all of this, they have a small evangelistic outreach to Muslims in Ghana.

The little they had, HE multiplied and caused it to reach India, Bangladesh, Ghana and Uganda.

When the little boy in John 6 donated his lunch of five barley loaves and two small fish, even the disciples did not expect it to feed a multitude. They had seen JESUS heal the sick, cast out demons, and cleanse lepers…but feed thousands of people with little to nothing? No way.

Until HE did.

When we ask GOD for great things, impossible things, it proves HIS Greatness to us and to others when HE gives them to us. I have learned that if what I ask for does not exist, HE will create it for me. Sometimes, HE will even use me to create it. When it is done, I am confounded. So why should we ask for little when we can ask for great?

Every gift given towards this work is multiplied by JESUS CHRIST.

So as usual, I thank you for your gifts. HE is using it to feed, educate, clothe, rescue, and care for multitudes.

All Scripture references are from the New King James Version of the Bible.
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