One of this year’s children’s offering project at the Albright Church in Winnipeg was to raise money to supply our summer youth mission team with copies of The Story of Jesus in Spanish. The children brought their offerings, tithes and gifts, and a hundred booklets were received from LifeLight Ministries. They would be on their way to Mexico in just a few weeks to be distributed to kids through VBS programs that the mission team would run in Mexico…. (At least that’s what we thought would happen!)
On the way to the airport it was discovered that the box of booklets had been left behind! A quick trip back to the church, and the booklets were on their way—across the border to Minneapolis, a flight to Los Angeles, into the bus, and off to Tijuana—soon to be handed out to boys and girls!
As the luggage and supplies were unloaded from the bus transporting the youth from the YWAM (Youth with a Mission) base in Los Angeles to the YWAM base in Mexico, one little box was missing; it seemed to have followed another route. Someone “helped himself” to this box, which happened to be the one with the hundred copies of The Story of Jesus—and away it went! Where did it end up? Only God knows for sure, but we are confident that “Our good news didn’t come to you only in words. It came with power. It came with the Holy Spirit’s help” (1 Thessalonians 1:5). We trust that God delivered these booklets to those who needed to receive them (with the help of someone we don’t even know!).