And My God Shall Supply All Your Needs – by Derek Morris

DSC_3417Our Hope Channel administrative team was facing a major challenge. We had just received word that the service contract for our master control system would be $180,000 for 2017, $200,000 for 2018, and $220,000 for 2019. This seemed like an insurmountable obstacle.

Like Nehemiah, when he received troubling news from his homeland (Neh. 1:4), we devoted ourselves to earnest prayer: “We don’t know what to do Lord, but our eyes are upon You, Lord,” we prayed.

One important lesson I’m learning about prayer is this: When we pray in Jesus’ name, standing under His authority and surrendered to His will, miracles happen. But those miraculous answers to prayer may not occur in the way we expect.

Today my heart is filled with praise and thanksgiving to God, not just because someone sent us a check for $500,000 to pay for our service contract for the next three years, but also because God did something even more remarkable.

Thanks to the diligent work of our General Conference chief information officer, Nancy Lamoreaux, and our General Conference chief information security officer, Mabio Coelho, along with strong support from the General Conference administration, and in conjunction with our colleagues at Adventist World Radio UK, we are negotiating a global contract for the entire Seventh-day Adventist Church that will save hundreds of thousands of dollars every year!

We will not only save money, but this new agreement will add many technological upgrades like multi-language closed-captioning capabilities and enhanced security.

Not only will Hope Channel and all of our global affiliates be blessed, but our entire church family will be blessed as well!

The apostle Paul was right. When we sacrifice for the cause of Christ, when we step out in faith to do all things through Christ who strengthens us, our God shall supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.

Derek Morris, president of Hope Channel

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  • Renis Onguka

    Glory be to God who answers prayers.

  • Ellen

    What a mighty GOD we serve. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank you Father for your goodness towards your children.

  • Ndlovu Perseverance

    We thank God for answered prayers.

  • Wojtek Janiuk

    Prise the Lord!!

  • Fungai Sakaike

    Glory to God! His Mercies are new each ane every morning!

  • Elaine James

    Amen:Alleluia! Praises be to God, our Provider!

  • Margaret Major

    “The apostle Paul was right. When we sacrifice for the cause of Christ, when we step out in faith to do all things through Christ who strengthens us, our God shall supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” What a powerful testimony you have shared with us Pastor Derek. May the generosity of this person lead to many souls saved for the Kingdom.

  • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

    Praise the Lord for the miracle of provision.!!!This has given me even much more faith and hope that our efforts for collecting money to buy our own church building here in West Bletchley Milton Keynes U.K will not be in vain but one day our faith shall be sight.Please keep on praying for us.Godbless.

    • Catecha Francis

      I will be praying for you and your church. Please do the same for us here I Canada. We are experiencing some legal problems with the seller. We pray that if it is God’s will that we should have that piece of land to erect a Church to His honor and glory; where souls will be won to call Him blessed. That justice will prevail.
      Blessings!

      • Winn

        Hello Catecha. What part of Canada are you in? I’m in Ontario.

      • PNB

        Partnered with you in prayer, sister Catecha, that justice will prevail and that the piece of land in Canada can be procured so that a church can be erected. Is there a secure website whereby anyone who desires to, can make a contribution to the building fund? – Peter Nigel

      • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

        Amen will pray for your church.Our God is able he will answer your prayers.

    • Winn

      Hello Gloria. Your request is still on my prayer list from BHP Forum. 😊

      • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

        Thank you.

        • Winn

          You’re welcome. God bless.

    • PNB

      Partnered with you in prayer, sister Gloria that God blesses the fundraising effort so that you will have your very own church building in West Bletchley Milton Keynes U.K.. Is there a secure website whereby anyone who desires to, can make a contribution to the building fund? – Peter Nigel

      • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

        Dear brother Peter,
        Thank you very much for your inquiry.
        Our church Website has been a basic one, but we are now in the process of building a new one which will have a secure payment
        I know this is the second time you have asked me about this. Please bear with us.I will let you know when the website is ready.
        Godbless you.

        • PNB

          Okay sister Gloria. Let me know as well as everyone else too. The wider the audience the increased likelihood of partners in this church building effort.
          Blessings. – Peter Nigel

          • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

            Thank you Brother.

  • Vlasta Hitzgerová

    Praise the Lord! Thank you for your testimony Pastor Morris. God bless you.

  • Desiree

    Praise be to GOD for answered prayers in JESUS name.

  • GABRIEL KONA

    Glory be our God

  • Irma

    Praise the Lord for His loving kindness and His tender mercies

  • Telisha

    Amen. GOD is great and wonderful.

  • Huldah Mitchell-Simpson

    Praise the Lord!!!

  • Catecha Francis

    What an answer to prayer! Amen! We serve an awsome God.
    The Bible is true when we read what it said regarding the prayer of the righteous. The latter part of James 5:16, “The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” There is nothing too hard for the Lord to do for us, especially when we put our trust in Him.
    Blessed be the name of the Lord!

  • Akudo

    Be exalted oh God of Host. Blessings to you and your crew dear Pastor Derek.

  • Heidi Liv

    Praise The Lord for His unending goodness and mercy!!!

  • Amen.
    God answers prayers ❤

  • Winn

    Amen and amen Pastor Derek. Heavenly Father, thank you so much for being such a wonderful Father. Help us to believe You when You that if we will meditate on Your character daily we will be able to accomplish more than we ever deemed possible. You inspired Ellen White to give us that information and if we trust You we will be strengthened thought the power of the Holy Spirit to really believe and also enjoy Your incredible surprises in our lives that will glorify your name.

    • MARDCDE

      Amen!

  • Eunice Downer

    As I read this report, it brought to my eyes. I marvel at the fact of how marvelous and awesome our God is. He is interested in the big problems and little problems in our lives.We need not worry about anyting. Just cast our cares on him and he’ll take care of it. Praise God!

    • Letty Kaltonga

      Amen sister, Amazing, Great and how Powerful the Divine Intervention is at play because He is the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. That problem may seemed big to us but not to Him as our creator and He knows whats the future holds so when He intervenes, He intervenes for the today and the future as well. He just want us to be His instruments and He will do the rest because this is HIS BUSINESS and not ours. We avail ourselves, the Holy Spirit will do the rest, “Touch a Heart, Tell the World – Nurturing, Empowering and Outreaching.

  • Cynthia Duncan Mercer

    Great is thy faithfulness!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow…Hallelujah 🙏🏼

  • Yvette Dupuis-van Putten

    Praise God.He is a prayer answering and on time God.He just awaits our petition to bless us abundantly more than we ask for or even deserve.God is good all the time.

  • Eding Sevilla Dela Cruz

    Praise God from all blessings flow! Thank you Lord for Pastor Derek of his passion and compassion of sharing to the world his faith and strength that comes from you, and also thank you once again as mentioned by Pastor Derek to the diligent work of our General Conference chief information officer, Nancy Lamoreaux, and our General Conference chief information security officer, Mabio Coelho, along with strong support from the General Conference administration, and in conjunction with our colleagues at Adventist World Radio UK, of their unfailing working faith and compassion to all your people who need to listen and watch the program from Hope Channel. We have a marvelous God. In Jesus mighty name! Amen!

  • PNB

    God is working.. He will empower us as we answer the call to be colaborers together with Him. – Peter Nigel

  • June Pike Rickard

    Thank you Lord for taking this message and furthering it by blessing the Hope Channel with the funds it needs to be all it can be globally. This is a huge answer to prayer even beyond our expectations. Lord I know that if we keep our eyes on you and ask you for guidance with everything you will supply our needs. I ask in behalf of our family that you know the need for us as the burdens have been great financially, emotionally and physically during 2016 and we need the BHP family and all who can pray for us to do so as it gets overwhelming at times. We have felt severely under attack, but I strongly know that God is all power and can get our family the help we need to clear all distractions so we can be of use for him. I am claiming this prayer for us ” We don’t know what to do Lord, but our eyes are on you.” I lay everything at your feet Lord, and am waiting for you to guide us through this life that we have here on earth. Take everything we have and do with it what you will it us yours. Thank you church family we have felt your prayers and believe in the power of God with many praying. 🙏

    • PNB

      Amen, sister June. May we all be faithful to be constant in prayer and to help with our resources when we can, as well.
      – Peter Nigel

      • June Pike Rickard

        Amen Forever faithful!

    • Victoria

      Amen

    • Ros Farrell

      Remembering your family in prayer June. We are told in Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know”.. May your faith remain strong to continue in hope

    • Winn

      Still have you on my prayer list June from BHP. Keep holding on. God is still in control and will strengthen to keep trusting Him.

  • Ken

    What could be better than knowing that the hand of God is upon your work! Thank you for sharing this wonderful news – and as brother Bill Knott likes to say, “Stay in Grace.”

  • Ken

    Just another quick note: What is just as encouraging about this news is to read the comments. Usually there more comments when the subject is controversial, women’s ordination and such – folks eager to prove or disprove and looking to debate – and very few praise comments when the news is about God’s mighty hand working in His people. This story has prompted many comments of praise, so refreshing.

  • Victoria

    Glory to the Lord God.

  • ADEFOLAKE

    Hallelujah our God is a miracle working God. Only believe

  • Fainah

    Amen!

  • Ruth Patterson

    I just want to thank God for His merciful loving kindness in providing for His children. Truly we serve an awesome God. Let us continue to pray for MENA and the other conferences around the world.

  • Pam V

    Thank you for the blessings that you have bestowed upon your ministry dear Lord and thank you for the encouraging words that are being shared from my brothers and sisters in the Lord. May our heavenly Father continue to bless you all. Praise God from who all blessings flow. Pam V.

  • Joy Bailey

    Praise the Lord.

  • Viveen McLeary

    We serve an awesome God. He knows when to come through for His children.

  • Ros Farrell

    How great is our God! Only He has the power to do the impossible.

  • MARDCDE

    Our prayer group continues to lift you in prayer! Thank you for ALL the you and your staff do each day.
    Blessings!