Friday, August 16, 2013

Status Update

Hi guys, this will be an abnormal blog post designed to inform you, our readers of how we are doing purely on a financial end, both ministry and personally. We are coming up on 3 years since leaving the States and have yet made one of these available to you. We have recently found a new house and are able to be moving forward in church planting and community outreach. There will be a full update as to what is going on very soon. It is very easy to come to the conclusion that all is well when nothing is said “no news is good news” right?  The fact is though there are many needs both personal and for the ministry, all our support comes from donations and so we are just informing everyone what those needs are and maybe you would be led to meet one of them.  Just for a perspective each post is read by approximately 70 people, of those 70 about 20 donate consistently. If the remaining 50 would donate as little as $20 a month most of these needs would disappear. Now we understand not everyone can give due to circumstance this is just for a perspective. I want to thank you all for reading and praying with us as we continue to embark on this faith journey. Also we have a huge praise report, we have been requesting prayer for a vehicle for several months now, last week the Lord placed it on the hearts of another missionary to give us one of their vehicles. Thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and thank you missionaries for your prayers and obedience to the Lord. With that I will get into the needs list. There will be several things listed, some are one time and some are recurring. Please commit these to prayer and see if the Lord would use you to meet these needs. There is a popular thing I have been hearing lately, “Pay it forward” I find something just like that in the Bible, in Matthew 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Just a little food for thought. God bless.
We are in need of about $500 additional committed monthly support
Kids schooling-$500 per year per child online homeschooling
Medical- Average $100
Ministry travels- $100
Ministry supplies (tracts and outreach materials)-$50
Currently Truck repairs-$200 monthly will change if we replace motor

New engine for truck- $1500
New tires- $600
Church building- about $1500-$2000 monthly
Ministry webpage- cost???
Good camera-$3-$500

You can donate to or “sponsor” a certain area (except monthly support) by adding a separate note with your donation made out to CCVV 44200 palm ave hemet ca 92544 or through Pay-pal. All other donations please make through Shepherds staff Mission Facilitators using the link here on the blog