C.F.A.P. – Community Financial Assistance Program
November 10, 2006 2:51 pm Published by
(Lorena Herbert)
 
Often neighbors will come to the Mission to ask for our help.  Many of them ask for money, others for a ride back to their home.  Some will ask to borrow our vehicle to go to town for appointments or family parties.  Still others will ask us to help them with physical labor.  We ask our Heavenly Father for wisdom to know how we can continue to meet the needs in our community.

We have an idea that we hope will help them and us too.  We plan to call it Community Financial Assistance Program. This program will be open to those who are in need of money.  They can weave Navajo rugs to receive the money they need instead of getting money from one of us without earning it.  They usually say they want to borrow money but mostly they don’t pay it back.

This program can work with your support.  I would like to ask if you would like to buy a Navajo rug.  You can order it from our program.  I would oversee the weaving of the rugs.  Each person would be paid for the work they complete.  I would keep in touch with you and mail it to you when it is finished.  We want to teach our community that they also can give to others as we give to them. 

Here are a couple of things I’d like to share with you.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.  I say, time to give and a time to get.”  (Ecclesiastes 3:1 – NIV)

“Solomon had conducted an exhaustive survey of all the activities, employments, and pursuits that God has given to man to occupy his time.”  (Believers Bible Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:10)

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