As you may know, God impressed on me that I should begin to “invest in the people’s dreams” as seed projects for the centers. So, for the past months I have been busy communicating with the Native Fijians that have come alongside the vision, talking about small business ideas that they want to start in view of partnering with the center. We’ve been sharing vision, drawing up simple micro-loan agreements, and getting small businesses started! This, by the way, is no small feat: long-distance from Korea to a nation that has no broadband, no Wi-Fi, no smartphones, and few computers linked to the internet. The Fijians I know have to travel to a city and pay a dollar to get access to a computer for a half-hour — in a hot, dark, cramped back room filled with computers and sweaty fellow web users. I’ve had to do it… and it’s not for the faint of heart!
God has shown me that seed planting projects are a way to begin planting the purpose of
the centers in hearts and lives now! This is a way to begin planting in faith, and to invest in the lives of the people — looking in faith for God to multiply it back to us 100 times over!
We have had prophetic words and investment into this part of the plan, confirming God’s heart to invest in the people first. We have also had a word that we are, at this time, like Issac who planted in time of famine and reaped 100% increase in the same year (Gen. 26)! God is doing this among us!
The whole thing is based on the system that God has shown me for the centers: we will invest in businesses, the businesses will pay back a 10% tithe on monthly profits into an account called “The Storehouse”, and the rest will go to support the families that are working the business. The initial loans are long-term loans which don’t need to be paid back as long as the business is growing and prospering — or it can be paid back at the business owner’s discretion. The monthly 10% and the loan money paid back will go back into the “Storehouse” account in order to go to the next person who wants a business loan. This is part of the function of the center, and we’re starting it now!
I believe that God is instructing me to do this; it’s all out of obedience for me. That makes me feel that He is going to bless it incredibly! I think He’s going to bless us all incredibly, as we plant His Kingdom in the Earth!!!
So Please Pray:
- Pray that God will bless the people of Fiji – specifically the people and tribes that we are working with.
- Pray that God will multiply the success of the businesses we are investing in: for the people, the families, and for the tribes.
- Pray that God will honor the seed that we are planting, and multiply it back to us as full investment for the centers.
- Pray to see if God would want you to be involved in the seed faith project at this time.
These poor, tribal people have so many needs; we want to bless them with the seed investments, and beyond the seed investments! The family on the mountain need a pair of cows; the family in town needs a washing machine; the family on the coast needs $3000.00 FJD to cover the legal expenses for the Village Center land lease. Please pray over these needs, and see how God might use YOU in a Christmas surprise for these people of Fiji.