Actually, I think it's both. God is in control but there's work for me to do as well.
So I'll say a little something about "where I am" and then I'll get on to the real story.
According to I-Teams I'm only about 15% supported. That's the monthly support I'm already receiving (as of last month).
According to commitments I've received from friends I'm a little over 40% supported (their bank drafts just haven't started coming through yet).
I've had some really good visits in the last 5 weeks and I have about 10 "follow-ups" to make. I know better than count my eggs before they hatch but I feel like most of those visits will yield monthly support worth maybe as much as 15-25% meaning I should have 60+% of my support as soon as I can follow-up on those visits.
But here's the cool story.
I received a $1000.00 one-time gift the other day.
Now, that's only 1/60th of my total need (monthly support plus Start-up plus all my training/traveling expenses).
And it's only 1/36th of my monthly support.
It's 1/10th of my Start-up cost.
Hang on, I'm not to the cool part yet.
I've received some bigger gifts. I've received some other $1000.00 gifts.
I've never received that big of a gift from a 16 year old though. In fact, this kid is my youngest supporter at any level. And I'm so incredibly humbled that a 16 year old would bless me that much.
There are days when I doubt I'll ever get there; and then there are days like that.