It will soon be Thanksgiving here in the United States – a holiday where we stop and “Give Thanks” for all the Lord has done. I want to share something I’m thankful for this year: a closed door.
Earlier this year, I had planned to be touring internationally this fall. However, plans changed. Some of our hosts needed to change their dates and some had to cancel unexpectedly. Doors shut – concerts were cancelled, and my calendar was open.
While doors to international ministry were closing, God was opening new ones. I now had an opportunity to try something I’ve been wanting to do for several years. I called a few friends and asked if I could come to their church and lead an evening of worship and share my vision for Worship In Action and the impact we can have all over the world. In a few short weeks, my friend Lenny LeBlanc and I had the pleasure of visiting churches in Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Maryland sharing something BIG – that I’d like to share with you as well.
It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’m excited to let you know how you can be part of it.
In 2020, Worship In Action will be constructing a beautiful 18 room school building on the property of Royal Seed Home. We’re calling it the “Don Moen and Friends School for Excellence.” Here is a rendering of the building:
The mother of the Royal Seed Home, Naomi, many years ago purchased a large piece of property in the country to be the future home of RSH. The time finally arrived for the children to move to the farm, and they couldn’t be happier. They have wide open spaces to run, play, worship, garden, raise chickens and pigs…it’s a wonderful home.
The downside of moving to the country is the children now have to travel long distances to and from school. The vehicle used to transport the children is unreliable and expensive to maintain. It breaks down easily as it travels over poorly constructed dirt roads. In the rainy season, the road often washes out, making a trip to school impossible. The best option for the children is to construct a school building right where they live.
I’m thrilled to share that to date we have raised 69% of the overall construction budget.
The school building will cost $90,000 (USD) to build, and friends in Kansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland have already contributed $61,728. Praise the Lord!
As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I would like to give you an opportunity to be a part of something that will minister to children for years and years to come. Perhaps you, your family, your church or Bible study group would like to adopt one of the six remaining classrooms for $5,000. Or, perhaps you would like to join other Worship In Action supporters to build a classroom for $100, $200 or $500. Whatever the size of your gift, you will be a significant part of making this dream a reality. I thank you in advance.
I’m heading to Ghana in early December to host a fundraiser in Accra and to visit the site of the new building. We will be sharing about the school building this month and next, with the hope to fully fund this project by year’s end. Thank you for standing with us as we look forward to breaking ground on the “Don Moen and Friends School for Excellence” in Ghana in 2020.
God bless you.
Don Moen and WIA Team