As I began to think about the importance of this A-Company letter to you, an old song flooded my thoughts. Here is the familiar chorus:
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.
Since 1967, I can confidently say Aglow has stood on the promises of God. Don’t you love this verse?
Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.
You have heard me say many times that Aglow was birthed by the Spirit and He has faithfully led us through the years. When times were lean, we stood on His promises. We declared aloud into the atmosphere the prophetic words concerning finances and we watched as He has provided without fail. He is always on time and never late. He keeps His promises to us.
Storehouse of Storehouses
Interestingly enough, a recent prophetic word given to Aglow said that we were becoming a storehouse of storehouses. When I hear the word storehouse, I think of Joseph and the journey he took after being sold by his brothers. We all know the story. Joseph knew that during the years of abundance it was wisdom to store up wheat so that when the lean years came there would be provision. It is how he reconnected with his family.
Laurie and I are writing today to ask YOU to be part of Aglow’s storehouse as a new or a renewing monthly donor through A-Company. Why? Because of the prophetic words spoken over Aglow. In 2008 it was said that, Hundreds of thousands of people would give into the Presence of God in our midst, that businesses would write Aglow into their budgets, and even governments would write Aglow into their budgets.
When 2020 hit the whole world seemed to stop moving. The global pandemic hit us all. Businesses closed. People took huge financial hits. Aglow groups were not able to meet publicly (yet we were amazed as stories poured in to tell us how groups stayed connected.) And God kept us financially in one of the hardest-hit economic years in the history of Aglow, as we stood on His promises.
Will YOU Be a Part of A-Company in 2021?
Currently, we have approximately 1,200 faithful donors in A-Company. We need twice that many. To keep our storehouses full, I am asking for:
- Each current A-Company member to increase their monthly gift by $5 or $10
- A minimum of 1,000 new members
- 5-10 businesses to become A-Company members
- 25 Lighthouses to become A-Company members
- 25 Area Teams to become A-Company members
- 100 lapsed A-Company members to renew
Elijah & The Widow
I will close with this familiar story found in I Kings 17. Elijah had been sitting by the brook Cherith. Ravens brought him bread and meat morning and evening and he drank fresh water from the brook. After some time, the brook dried up and the ravens stopped coming and the word of the Lord came to Elijah, saying,
Arise, go to Zarephath….and dwell there. See, I have COMMANDED a widow there to provide for you.
Sure enough, when Elijah arrived in town, he found the widow gathering sticks. He called out to her to bring him water and a little bread. Her answer? I only have a little flour and oil and these few sticks. I’m going to bake my last cake for my son and me. We will eat and die.
Elijah, remembering his prophetic word about a widow who would provide for him, told the widow. Do not fear; go and do as you have said, BUT make me a small cake first and then you and your son can eat. Wait for it…her actions were tied to a prophetic word that was about to change her life!
For thus says the Lord God of Israel: The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry….So she went away and did according to the word…..and she and he AND HER HOUSEHOLD ate for many days. The bin of flour was NOT used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry.
Since Jerusalem, in 2019 we have risen and gone through the open door. We see from a new level. We are declaring our prophetic words over us and over YOU! We are standing on our promises and our prophetic words. Our lives are about to change forever!
Yes, Jane. I will rise to a new level of giving!
Even though the past year has been one of the most difficult; I will trust God and rise to a new level of giving. Which of the below statements apply to you?
- I am joining as a new A-Company member (min. $10/month.)
- I am a current A-Company member and want to increase my monthly gift.
- I am a former A-Company member and I’m renewing today (min. $10/month.)
- I own a business and I’ll write Aglow into my monthly budget and become an A-Company business member.
- We are a Lighthouse, Area Team, Regional Director or National Board
and we will write you into our monthly budget and will become an Aglow group member.
- I cannot give monthly, but I WILL give a donation today.
To sign up, renew or increase your A-Company giving, click the button below to use our secure, online form.
Jane Hansen Hoyt
Director of Donor Relations