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Friday, April 27, 2012

A Cause for Celebration...

A note from Wellshire Microloan Team member Wes Smits:

27 April 2012

Fellow team members:

A cause for celebration this morning: When I checked our Kiva page this morning, to my astonishment, I discovered our portfolio has grown to 92 loans worth $2625. That means that when we meet on May 10, we will be able to make our 100th loan, if not before. Since our team membership has not increased beyond 27, that would indicate that probably several of these loans are reinvestments. It also means that we are getting closer to the point where Wellshire Microfinance is self sustaining.

Two things came to mind this morning when I saw the numbers: First,deep gratitude to God for giving us the resources to make this happen. And also, deep gratitude to all of you for stepping out in faith to take on this new challenge.

The second thought that came to mind was the parable of the talents. While the Atheists team and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster team wouldn't agree, I believe that God has blessed our willingness to use our monetary talents and has multiplied their value to the poor and needy in this world. At a time like this we can all give thanks that we have, not only the means, but also the opportunity and the joy of helping the poor in our world.

With humble gratitude for all of you,
Wes Smits

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