Ever since Shining Light Ministries (SLM) started in 1991 Ljiljana and I have run the administrative and editing part of the ministry basically from our basement. The Lord was blessing our efforts from day one so the ministry expanded both in the Western Balkans and here at home. We ran out of space to store ministry material, stationary, and equipment storage and even some limited humanitarian aid packages for the mission field. In order to do justice and to expand already for several years now, God placed it on our hearts to build a ministry center. In fact, one of the brothers Joseph from Georgetown, gave a seed money of $1,000 donation towards it, but till now we have not dared to venture into that project. The Shining Light Ministries Centre, would provide administrative and space for our resources. It would help equip the saints and reach the lost with the message of faith and the love of God.
This would be a place of housing the ministry but also expanding it and enabling us to engage more people to pray for our partners. It would help develop orientation periods for missions’ teams prior to going on the missions field, packaging humanitarian aid supplies for the mission field, and we can hold seminars on various topics as it relates to family needs. like marriage relationships, raising children, effectively dealing with personal finances and health issues. All teachings would be based on proven biblical principles as they were set out in our books that we published http://www.slm-balkans.org/?page_id=343 .
It will not only be a place for preparing for the mission field, but ministering to people in prayer for our partners, where dreams and visions will be realized and God will be glorified. People will be able to use their God-given talents to serve an urgent need situation, a place where God is sought and the work of God can be impactful. This building would help us to run our ministry in a more cost-effective way while simultaneously allowing us to venture into new ministry opportunities and to enable and empower the next generation to spread the gospel both here at home and overseas.
The purpose of this building is to tap into the heart of God and into the calling He has given us for this ministry. We would expand His work and continue doing what your partnership empowers us to do, by equipping the believers for the work of ministry and by reaching the lost with the saving message of our LORD Jesus Christ. Part of the vision for the SLM Legacy Center would be to have in-house editing for our television broadcasts. This would enable us to reduce our editing costs dramatically.
This is something we've never done before and are not familiar, but know that the first step is for the LORD to provide a piece of land. Then build the Centre then furnish it. We pray for divine guidance and provision first of all of a piece of land or of an already built structure that might need renovation.
Today we call on everyone who the LORD has moved to join with us in this work of God. Moses said to the whole Israelite community, “This is what the Lord has commanded: From what you have, take an offering for the Lord. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the Lord.” (Exodus 35:4-5)
When Nehemiah was building the Jerusalem city wall his enemies were mocking and laughing at him and wanted to discourage him. Nehemiah responded in 2:20a: “Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build.”
The Lord said to Moses in Exodus 25:1-2, “Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me."
As our late friend Rev. David Mainse said in the video in which he endorsed us: “I would like to encourage you to get behind Slobodan … I would encourage your support of this very worthy work. Now is the time, now the door of opportunity is open to do what our Lord will ask us about when he returns and His feet touch the earth (Matthew 25:35-36) .... It is really important that we open our hearts with compassion. It’s really absolutely essential that every one of us do something. And if every one of us will do something no matter how small or how large. The need will be met and many thousands will rise up and call you blessed not only here and now but throughout all eternity. Please give!”
Check David Mainse’s video endorsement at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdviGQA3y54
Looking forward to hearing from you today with your best tax-deductible gift. You can donate either with your credit card, check, cash or your security or mutual fund (a donation of securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably since the capital gains tax does not apply) by sending your gift to Shining Light Ministries, PO Box 93035, Burlington, ON L7M 4A3, or by dialing right now our toll-free donation only number: 1-866-300-9995. You can also make online donations at Canada Helps website at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/explore/charities/?q=shining+light+ministry or by clicking Shining Light Ministries Secure online donations website page at: https://www7011.ssldomain.com/slm-balkans/www/donate/index.cfm
Love and Blessings in Jesus Name,
Slobodan and Ljiljana Krstevski