Recently, Dr. John Binkley shared that he would be attending the first annual Grace Works Conference held by Here’s Life Africa on October 13 and 14, 2017. The event, emphatically titled ‘Here’s Life Africa Here in America,’ was held at the Hope Center in Plano, Texas, and was a pivotal two days in the development of Here’s Life Africa and the work it intends to do to spread the teachings of God.
Dr. Binkley has been a devoted director of the board for Here’s Life Africa for many years now, supporting its growth and participating in missions across Africa. He was privileged to both attend and speak at this initial Grace Works Conference, joined by several other influential speakers and champions of the Word of God. What resulted was a tremendously successful event, one that left all who attended closer to The Lord.
That was how the President of Here’s Life Africa, Andy Blakeslee, described this first Grace Works Conference, and Dr. John Binkley is in full agreement. At the event, speakers such as Dr. Binkley challenged all attendees to go deeper in their devotion to God and truly consider what He expects from you to reach the promised land at Heaven’s Gates.
Those of us privileged to be there discovered concepts of hope and faith that we had never previously considered. Even after years of ministry work across 66 countries, Dr. Binkley still revels in exploring his faith, always with the purpose of strengthening his ties to The Lord. All 60 attendees across both days could feel God’s presence throughout – a turnout that everyone hopes pleased Him.
But it was not just the spirit of God coursing through attendees that made this an especially miraculous event – it was donations made to Here’s Life Africa to support the organization’s cause. Reservations at the conference were completely free, but Dr. Binkley was delighted to learn from Andy that 14 of the attendees had been compelled to make commitments totaling over $240,000 – an astonishing figure and a testament to the impact this conference left on all who were there.
Of course, it is not the money itself that is miraculous, but the goodwill and heart it represents from the contributors. Both Dr. Binkley and Andy Blakeslee are fans of the verse Philippians 4:17 which sums up what donations such as this mean:
Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
Therefore, it is not our desire for monetary gain but rather that your generosity goes toward your safe passage to Heaven. Dr. Binkley and all associated with Here’s Life Africa are deeply grateful and humbled by this support, and are thankful for all the great work it will allow in spreading Christianity in the remote regions of Africa.
Dr. John Binkley with Here’s Life Africa
While widely known for his role as Founder and Chairman of Generational Equity, Dr. John Binkley’s true passions are founded on his faith. This is why he is always eager to spread the message of God in any way possible, whether it is speaking to his son Ryan’s congregation at Create Church, to his presence on an ever-growing number of missions. Dr. Binkley is devoted to The Lord, and is proud to be affiliated to associations like Here’s Life Africa who share that vision.
It only takes 82¢ to start one African’s journey to a relationship with God and $500 to plant a church, which makes the money raised at this first Grace Works Conference all the more significant. Of course, if you would like to share in this spirit of generosity, you can also give to Here’s Life Africa through their website. Blessed be to all of you who do.
Of course, you can read more about Dr. John Binkley’s ministry work here on the website, and the positive work it achieves in spreading the Word of God. Alternatively, discover more about organizations Dr. Binkley is associated with on their respective websites: