When we got back from Guatemala, from the missions field, we came only with our computers and our clothes. We didn´t have a job or any money. In the first months back in after July 2010, we gladly accepted invitations to eat from members of our church. We were eating!
Slowly, we were establishing ourselves here in the United States. God opened the door for my wife to re-start her engineering career, while I was teaching at our church´s school. Finances were short at the school, so eventually, they stopped paying me. We were scraping by month by month on Dianna´s part time salary.
We were giving — far more than the tithe. We just got back our church´s report of giving for tax purposes. And the amount we had given happened to be the “tithe” of Dianna´s salary upgrade as she was taken on as a full-time employee. God provided us blessing of salary and health insurance, and it seemed to correlate to our giving! Now I wish we had given more. God blessed us in return for what we gave.