Dear brothers and sisters in the U.S. and overseas missions
As you can begin to see, there are many needs in foreign missions. You may follow my fish tail to the deepest levels of commitment for our wonderful brothers and sisters overseas. Go to these U.S. auctions and buy the needs of your brothers and sisters overseas. Anyone with a firm and loving heart, will find building computers for others a delight, and a challenge. Computers are only the most recent success at auctions, and from the looks of things perhaps short lived, as supply begins to outweigh demand, which could mean great personal gains, but very few profitable gains. All the more potential for use by those in need, instead of those in want.
If you have other more challenging paths to per sue, That is great! However; you will never know the thrill of sharing, hand to hand commerce, with true love, for your fellow man in an auction environment unless you try!
Why not give the auction idea a try, you can supply many things to your home church area, with but a few wisely placed dollars. Just because the DoD pulled out of a few places does not mean you cannot reap the benefits from other auctions in your area. Who knows, you might enjoy it, you can generate the same spirit of true love on a horizontal level with other good people from your community that you might otherwise only generate in fund raising. This can also boost your witnessing contacts, not to mention personal resources through who is who, in your community.
There is a gold mine of opportunity out there with ... books, machinery, furniture, medical equipment, tools, automobiles, the list is everything from A-Z! Sure it needs to be restored, but isn't that what the age of restoration is all about? With love we can restore all things, auctions can help us get to those things. Remember the what I said much earlier as an auction tip, cause it has to do with restoration with true love. Do not say to a thing; "I must have you, come with me." Instead be very watchful at an auction and love the people, as well as the things with true love. If you do this, the people will be pleased to see you every time, and the things will leap from others hands to be in yours, or hide away just for you to find.
As an example of this success, I would like to share with you two stories. One is what I experienced first hand, the other one I observed over the course of several auctions by two men whom one worked for the other.
Several months later after a few auctions had passed, and I had first viewed the two brothers. The youngest brother came to an auction all by himself. He was all excited, and raring to go. He had spite in his heart for his fellow man, and demanded that the things come to him because he had money, and was on a mission. Needless to say what happened. His fellow man resented him instead of sacrificing for him, the things all tried to stay away from him. He paid two or three times what it should have cost him, he got half as much, and went away unhappy wondering what the elder brother was to say about all the money he had spent.
Now I know there is more than one moral here to this story, but the central theme should be to go out and restore all things. Remember you can acquire whatever you like, but don't ever let something not be used when there is someone waiting to Love it for you!
May everyone enjoy the scent of spring, and be happy.
Bruce Daniel Dubuque