Mike and Dawn Menning serve with the Great Commission Utah which focuses on bringing the gospel to the people of polygamist groups.
November, 2017: Making the Needs Known
Dawn and I are very grateful to God and those who have supported us in the past and those who give to Great Commission Utah in their year-end giving. We are so thankful to be a part of a ministry that seven years ago didn't even exist. I stand in amazement today as I look at all the ministry taking place to those from polygamy background, in mission terms, "an unreached people group," especially in the Colorado City/Hildale area. Praise be to God!
Once a year I write this "make the needs known letter." I think many of you who receive our ministry updates know some of the history of my favorite fundraising story and how God worked through it all. Several years ago I reached a point where it seemed like I was not able to raise enough money for this ministry, Great Commission Utah. Our personal income at that time was from the ministry. During that period of about two years we missed five months of salary, however we knew God wanted us in this ministry to the polygamy culture. Through much prayer during a time what I call those lean years, God placed on my heart that I was not to ask people or churches for financial support. God did impress on me to ask Him and Him only for financial support. I was to only make known the ministry's financial needs to individuals and supporting churches.
It was hard for me to submit, but I did. The following year God not only touched people's hearts to support us, but enough money came in to pay back what I had missed during those two lean years. Praise be to our all caring God.
A couple of times this past year I did make the need known for the Educational Scholarship Fund. That support is coming in although we are still awaiting about $28,000 needed to complete that need, please pray for that as well. The Educational Scholarship Fund not a budgeted item.
As for the Great Commission Utah's general fund, God continues to bless that as well. God supplies our needs.
In budget year 2017 our general fund budget is $62,000. This money comes from individuals and supporting churches. Year end giving is important to us. We ask that you give God the praise for the funds that have already come in and ask God to touch the hearts of many to continue their support of Great Commission Utah so many more can be led to Christ and that we can continue to disciple those who have already come to Jesus. Partners, if you have any questions at all about this ministry or would like a copy of our budget, please contact me.
Jesus' command to us, THE GREAT COMMISSION is recorded in Matthew 28 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Thanks for your prayers and support!
In His service,
Marion "Mike" Menning
`1673 Parkridge Dr.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
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