We are amazingly blessed with many wonderful supporters who have already given, joining our support team. In just a few short months we have reached our one-time needs and are working towards fulfilling our monthly needs. We are so committed to this that it is currently our full-time job.However we’ve come to our first big deadline. By mid-March Ryan and I need 50% of our monthly support pledged. This will enable us to buy tickets to the July 2016 training. If we don’t reach this goal, we will need to wait for the training in January 2017. Since we are praying and hoping to be in Australia by fall of this year, we obviously would rather not push back this necessary training.
So what do we need to make this happen? As of this morning we need $1524 a month in pledges to reach our mid-March deadline. This seems like a big number but we know that a little goes a long way. Although the numbers break down to about 15 people giving $100 a month, we recognize that $100 is a lot of money for most people looking at their monthly budget. Maybe for you a more realistic number is $20 a month and about 77 people at $20 a month can enable Ryan and I to attend the July training. It’s easy to give by contacting MTW (Mission to the World) or using their online giving site: donations.mtw.org.
Please spread the word. If you’re praying about giving or already giving, this is also a great time to advocate for us. Talk about Australia and encourage others to find out about our ministry (Why Australia?) and give.
Please pray. Please pray for God to enable churches and individuals to make room in their budgets for us. Please pray for us to be bold and have wisdom when asking for support. Please pray that we would above all else honor God and relationships during this process. And finally please be praying how you can support us. Thank you for helping us get to Australia!