Written by Pastor Mike Simmons

THANK YOU: I am still amazed at how God blessed Hillcrest financially during 2011. During our first two Sundays of the New Year I announced, to those present, that we had exceeded our 2011 Budget of $2,310,400.00 by $127,600.43, which made our total Budget receipts $2,438,000.43.

Also, we were blessed to exceed our Lottie Moon Christmas offering goal of $105,000 by just over $16,394.00 for a total of $121, 394.00.

How blessed we have been by the very gracious hand of God. Through His many faithful people that tithe and give offerings above the tithe we have witnessed Him do great things financially during a difficult economy. There is no doubt that for those of you that have been faithful in the tithe that God has and will continue to fulfill His promise found in Malachi 3:10—“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you room enough to receive it.”