A blessing? It is cool to be able to develop relationships with “invested and interested” people. How fun it is to be able to share and visit with people that personally sacrifice on our behalf. It’s fun to share stories with them about the return on their investments. It’s great to know that a team of people is standing behind you, cheering you on, praying for you. What a blessing!
A curse? Plain and simple, it is so hard to always be the guy asking for money. Our motives are often questioned, or at least we fear they might be. It’s hard work, especially in this economy. Fear of rejection. Fear of failure.
It might be hard work, but God has called us to it, so we carry on.