I Love It When God Shows Up

Posted on May 10, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” Exodus 33:18

I love when God shows up and shows His glory. It happens so many times at America’s Keswick.

Pastor Bill Raws, the grandson of our founder, wrote a book about the first hundred years of the ministry of America’s Keswick. There are hundreds of stories of how God has shown up to displayed His glory.

I am glad that soon to be 24 years later, God is still wowing us. It happened again this weekend.

Last year we had our 12th annual Family Freedom Walk to raise $115,000 for the ministry of addiction recovery. Covid-19 , and we were unable to have the walk on campus, but we did do a live broadcast. In one hour, the Lord brought in $165,000 +++, and we were blown away.

This year’s goal was $125,000. Our team made the decision to walk outdoors this year to help keep everyone safe. We checked the weather and it didn’t sound good.

What would God do?

Over the years, we have seen Him turn the weather around. In fact, in 2014, we were driving back from a graduation at Davis College in Binghamton, NY, and we crossed over into NJ, the rain was so heavy, you couldn’t see your hand in front of you. I poured like that almost all the way home.

When we reached Route 70 and crossed over, the sun was shining, and the ground was dry. Everywhere around America’s Keswick was dry – no rain!!!

This past Saturday was our walk and we were watching the forecast and it was supposed to rain at the time of the walk. BUT GOD … the sun came out off and on, and it didn’t start to rain until the walk was over!!! Later we heard that there had been a possible tornado in Toms River, a confirmed water spout in Barnegat, and rain all around us. Once again, we were dry.

That in itself would have been a miracle. BUT GOD did something even bigger. The totals came in at the end of the day, the LORD brought in $205,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We were jumping up and down for joy (well some of us J). And there are still funds coming in. At some point, I will give you a recap, but I am so thankful that once again, God displayed His power and glory.

He wants to do the same for you. Ask Him. Then look around and see what He will do for HIS glory and your good. Be encouraged.

Living in light of the gospel,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

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Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

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