Last month we posted on Rod Parsley’s urgent plea to supporters for to help clear a $3 million deficit his ministry was facing due, in part, to a large settlement it had to pay out this year to the family of a child who was beaten by a teacher at his World Harvest Church.
Well, ask and you shall receive:
The Rev. Rod Parsley has reached his fundraising goal and apparently will be able to continue the ministries of World Harvest Church, according to a statement … In an e-mail yesterday, spokesman Mark Youngkin said, “We look forward to a successful year of continued ministry in 2010 in all 13 major ministries.”
The statement began: “We’re thankful that by God’s grace and the support of his wonderful people, our obligations have been met and our goal reached.”
Here is the message from Parsley posted on his website:
I think you know me well enough to know I am never speechless.
But I am right now.
I am so overwhelmed, so grateful, so warmed by the outpouring of love and affection that I have experienced in the last few days.
The Lord gave us the miracle we needed so desperately. We reached our goal!Thank you, dear friend, for helping us raise the money we needed to continue this ministry. You personally played an important role in helping to save Breakthrough, Bridge of Hope, and the Center for Moral Clarity through this extremely difficult time!
Joni and I didn’t want another day to go by without thanking you and telling you how much we love you and value your friendship. It means so much to know you care. At a time of desperate need in my life and my ministry, you joined hands with me, you held me up with your prayers, and your generous support has given me the encouragement I need to go boldly into this new decade, filled with excitement of what God is going to do next!
I am excited, too, for what God is going to do in your life in 2010! You stepped out in faith. You trusted God and gave. With that action, you said to the Lord, “I am ready for my miracle!” I can’t wait to hear what God does in YOUR lift as a result of your faithfulness!
Proverbs 17:17 (NIV) says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
Thank you for being a part of this miracle. I needed your help to get through this crisis, and I am counting on you to stand with me as we go forward into this new year anticipating the great things God will do through our continuing partnership.
Thank you again. I love and appreciate you more than you know! Write me, keep me updated, as God moves on your behalf. I look forward to rejoicing with you!
Pastor Rod Parsley