Public Charity

Today we received our determination letter from the IRS, recognizing us as a 501c3 public charity, exempting us from federal taxation and enabling donors to receive tax deductions for all contributions, bequests and gifts.  We are thrilled to get this great news, retroactive to our incorporation in November, 2011.

We prayed daily beginning in late April, when we submitted our application, that God would do a miracle and give us this designation by the end of June.  Since we were telling everyone that we were asking God to do this miracle (under 60 days with the IRS qualifies as a miracle), when it got close to the end of June, we started asking God not to do it for us, but for His glory – similar to how Moses asked God not to punish the Israelites on the basis that it would be bad for His reputation.  So, yes the letter arrived in July…  but it was dated June 21, 2012.  God did answer the prayer; we just didn’t know that He’d answered it YES the week before…