Let’s do the Numbers- PreTravel Update

I have a confession…I’m terrible at math.  Keeping track of our budget, how much we still need to raise and our monthly goals is not an easy task for me.  But I am organized so I can usually keep up.  However, every once in awhile my rounding tendencies get the best of me.  Yesterday I reworked our numbers, updated our records and am back on track.  Ryan and I both continue to be amazed and humbled through this process.  Please be praying about how you can be a part of the foundation of prayer and financial support that will get us to Australia.australian dollarLast support update we reported that we were at 50.4% of our goal but now we are at 57.3%!  We are currently praying for and working towards surpassing our April goal of 60%.  This will help keep us on track to be at 75% by the end of June when we head to Europe for training.

Since percentages are sometimes hard to understand, in US dollars this means we need another $293 in monthly pledges by the end of this month.  3 individuals or couples giving $100 a month can help us surpass this goal but if you can’t afford $100, $20 a month still makes a difference.  It only takes 15 people at $20 a month to help us reach this goal.  It’s easy to give by contacting MTW (Mission to the World) or using their online giving site: donations.mtw.org.

Thank you to everyone you has been advocating for us.  Advocates help by connecting us with people who otherwise might not have heard about our ministry.  Advocates can also be great at encouraging other people to become a part of our ministry.  Ryan and I aren’t used car salesmen, we genuinely want people to pray and give as God is directing.  With that said, other people can have a great influence and encourage the people around them to give in ways we can not.  Advocating is as easy as talking about Australia and encouraging others to get involved and learn about our ministry (Why Australia?).

Please keep praying for our support and God’s timing.  This summer is filled with travel and training.  We appreciate your prayers and financial gifts that will keep us serving.  Thank you for helping us get to Australia!

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