Dear fellow businessman:
After twenty years in construction in Atlanta, I thought I had built about everything there was to build.Â I had no idea that my skills were exactly what God needed to touch people a half a world away.Â I received Christ as my personal Saviour at age 19. Since then I have been in leadership positions in several churches including Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, where I currently serve as the director of childrenâ€™s ministries.
What I have always wanted though, was an avenue to use my business talents for God.Â The International Construction Team of BCWE, Inc. is that avenue.Â As ICT director, my goal is to assemble the team and resources for construction, much like a project here in Atlanta.Â Â That is where the similarities end.Â Next we travel half way around the world and put our skills to work impacting lives while we build.
That brings me to Burkina Faso, West Africa. Keith Shumaker, missionary to Burkina Faso is making real headway in Muslim evangelism.Â Many Muslims are accepting Christ and are being discipled.Â Its time to put this operation under roof and build a facility that will not only provide worship area but act as a training center during the week.
Â Matthew 6:33 â€œBut seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.â€
Recently God provided $20,000.00 to purchase two lots of land in the capital city of Ouagadougou.Â Keithâ€™s next challenge is to raise $18,000.00 to pay the construction of a new building. ICT has been helping raise the money for this building.Â The construction will begin January 15, 2007 and is scheduled to be completed by the first week of March.Â ICT will be flying to Burkina Faso to assist with the completion of the project.Â There is a Celebration Day scheduled for the last Sunday we are there, and we are already praying God will send many to hear of the salvation and grace of Jesus Christ.
Â Luke 6:38 â€œGive, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall man give into your bosom.Â For with the same measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again.â€
I am convinced that God will raise up the men and provide the funds to complete this project.Â The only question I have is will you let him use you.Â There is no greater way to leave a lasting impact on people who could never repay you but would be grateful to you in ways you have never experienced.Â I am asking you to consider going with us and or supporting this project. Â Â
If you have any other questions, you can reach me at 404-475-8472 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Lundy, Director
International Construction Team