My Heart For The House offering in 2014 was not an easy one, because I had a holy spirit prompting to contribute an amount that which seemed impossible, as I prepared to bring my miracle offering. As soon as I made the decision to give, God started cleaning up my life. He started fixing the broken relationships and He changed me. The enemy started attacking but I kept the vision as my focus. I knew I was a part of something bigger, even though my sacrifice really hurt.
In 2015, I knew exactly the amount I wanted to bring and wrote it down. And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2. I had no clue how I was going to come up with this amount. Three days prior, I had asked God for that amount for me to sow into the offering. The next day I had that exact amount paid into my bank account. I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited. All I could think about was how faithful God is and now I get to be a part of what God is doing in our church and in our nation. I knew God was going to do something amazing because I had just lost my job. That weekend, Church announced the Accelerate Centres program and I immediately filled out a registration form and signed up to volunteer. A company called JumpStart works alongside Accelerate Centres to help facilitate life skills training for participants and they were looking for a facilitator. I not only GET to give, but I get to see the miracles outworked in my community and be part of the solution in building a church that is helping build a nation.
Soon after I joined Accelerate Centres, JumpStart phoned to ask me if I would be interested in working for them as a facilitator and I said YES! I now passionately facilitate JumpStart training all over the Western Cape. What a privilege!!! God accelerates us when we put Him first!
South Africa is facing a crisis with unemployment and the Church has a solution to equip, facilitate opportunities and bring hope for those in need.
Heart For The House is not just an offering, it is a sacred day set apart for the purposes of God – many lives are being changed for eternity.
Anthea Schultz // Hillsong Church South Africa