How Your Gift is Used

Posted: December 6, 2013 by Patrice Miles in Uncategorized

IMG_2826“Everybody can have one popsicle but you have to eat them outside. Cason make sure the kids know not to through away the plastic sticks!” This is a regular conversation at our house as Cason and Jolie seem to always have new  friends coming and going. The first 2 months we were here, one boy in particular seemed to come more than the others. His name was Samson. One day Cason told me he saw Samson hanging around the hospital in the morning. I thought that was odd because all the kids are in school during the day. The next time he came to play I asked him where he went to school and he said he didn’t. I asked him were he lived and he told me “At the hospital.” I asked him where and he said “In the Ward, my mother is sick.”

samsHospital policy at Egbe is you stay until your bill is paid. Family and friends are suppose to provide food and water but you cannot leave until your bill is paid. After some investigation I found out that Samson’s mother  had been at the hospital for almost 3 months. Samson spent the mornings begging for money and food as there family was a days drive away. My heart was broken as I realized this poor child had been at my house everyday and never asked for a thing. Our family immediately stepped in with daily food, water, clothing and your gifts allowed us to pay her hospital bill twice as she recently returned with more complications.

ComfortAnother story is Mubo Gabriel who’s husband died and she was left with 6 children to feed. All of her money was spent on the burial of her husband and she was left with nothing. Your gifts helped us to help her get a business started selling Gari and grinding food with her grinder. Let’s not forget about Comfort who has a small store selling a few items but was having a hard time making ends meet. Again, your gifts allowed us to help her grow her business to sell oranges, plantains, bananas and more. You should see the line at her store now.

Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 1.07.13 PMThe last story  is one of my favorites. Most of you know about our gift from God, Shola. She helps us everyday to survive in Nigeria and I don’t know what we would do without her. Your gifts sent all 4 of Shola’s kids to school! There is so many more stories I would love to tell you about but this BLOG would never end.

shola and meThank you for being obedient to Gods call and saying YES to supporting Miles In Missions in Egbe, Nigeria. I know every month you may question if you have the money to continue supporting our mission in Egbe. I hope these stories and pictures give you a small glimpse of the JOY your gift is making half way around the globe. SIM, our agency recently posted an article to explain the giving process and how we cannot do this without you. Click SIM to read and we thank you from Egbe!

If you are not a current supporter and would like to make a Christmas gift to help us help the people in Egbe in 2014, click Miles In Missions. No gift is too small as a child can go to school next year for $100 US, a store can be started for $200 US and a hospital bill can be paid for $150.

Please remember we can always use more prayer partners in 2014 also. Click Prayer to sign up. To see more pictures of our mission in Egbe click Egbe Pics. Friend Lenny and I on Facebook to keep up with our daily updates. Click Patrice and or Lenny to friend us.

  1. Shawna Smtih says:

    I am so happy that our business, The Miles & Smith Real Estate Group, is supporting such a great endeavor called by God!!! I knew that Miles in Missions would make a powerful impact on the people of Egbe but this is bigger than my mind could have ever dreamed!! Please give today and help Miles in Missions. It will be the best and most rewarding gift you have ever given!

  2. Linda Kohn says:

    Thank you Patrice for your updates and for all you do with what the Lord has entrusted in your hands☺

    It is a blessing to read and follow what HE is doing through your lovely family.

    Linda Kohn

  3. Wendy says:

    Wow, Patrice! Thank you for this newsletter and for telling us all the ways the people of Egbe are being blessed!!! Merry Christmas to you all!

  4. james eicher says:

    WE love you and pray everyday. Never recieve an address to send you all goodies. Love, Grandma in Texas

  5. Megan Parker says:

    I love these stories that you share with us. It’s such a blessing to see God work in your lives as well as others over there. We miss you guys, but know you are doing awesome Kingdom Work!!

  6. Nydia Ferguson says:

    My family and I are friends and fellow church members of Amanda Forman and her family. Her mom Jennifer forwarded your blog to us. We would count it a privilege to be one of your prayer partners. Beginning January 2014 we will also be a donor partner. Look for a Christmas gift from us. God Bless and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014. I enjoyed reading all the stories and was amazed at how Our Father works to help “the least of these”. Thank you for all you are doing to spread His gospel and His Kingdom.

    John, Nydia and Jordan Ferguson.

    • Wow! I really don’t know what to say. It amazes me all the time the way God connects us with other believers. Your words are so encouraging and I cannot thank you enough for partnering with us. Have a Merry Christmas!

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