At the recent 2018 General Assembly World Missions Conference, the topic of “When We Reach Out, God Reaches In,” could not have been more profound. Several pastors approached the subject by sharing testimonies of how this concept was experienced by them and their congregations. An obvious thread of truth runs through their testimonies.

Praise Cathedral Church of God, pastored by Jerry Madden, reinforced the fact that if you’re faithful to God, He will show himself faithful to you. The people of Praise Cathedral had a great interest in the Philippines and raised $1,000,000. The church was so positive, it gave the amount in two years, in spite of the needs of their church for an unbudgeted one million dollars for unexpected church repairs. An anonymous individual gave $1,000,000, and not long after, another check for $1,000,000 was provided for the church’s missions commitments.