On Wednesday the 1st, if you’re on our mailing list, you received our June Newsletter in your inbox and the snail mail ones were mailed out on May 31st. I almost never send out a newsletter right at the beginning of the month but we have some great news to share. And no, I’m not pregnant. I still feel like I need to make this disclaimer every time I talk about “having news to share” with someone. So I guess the time I write…we have some news to share… and don’t make the disclaimer, you’ll all know the newsletter content already:-)But anyway, for those of your who have not read our news already, you can read it by clicking on the picture above or on our website under the About tab. We share the great and the not so great and there are some cute picture of us too, if I do say so myself.
I will almost always post our newsletters to the blog but if you want to receive them first, let me know and I will add you to our mailing list. Happy reading!
We don’t know what God is trying to teach us in this season of slow growth for monthly support or how God is at work right now because we aren’t seeing visible progress. However, we know though other answers to prayer that God is still orchestrating things to His glory and we are one big step closer to Australia (more on this in our newsletter that was emailed/mailed out today- you can wait until Friday when I’ll post it to the blog or email me to get on the list to see the news first!).
As many of you know, waiting is not my favorite part of life but waiting is a normal, necessary and often fruitful season. We are currently waiting on many things, our support being one of them. But even in this season of waiting, we are excited to see what God will do next!We have NOT made our last two support goals from the end of April or the end of May. We were hoping, working and praying towards being at 68% of our support by the end of May but we are currently at 60.9%. This is up only about $100 a month in pledges since our last update at the beginning of the month. Our goal from MTW in order to stay on track for our fall departure is the same as before but just more daunting now. We need to be at 75% by July 1st. And that requires $1330 in new monthly, quarterly or yearly pledges in order to reach this amount. This is just 13 families or individuals giving $100 a month, or 26 families or individuals giving $50 a month. But any amount is beneficial to our ministry, even if you can only afford $20 a month or a yearly gift of $240, this will help us reach our goal.
Can you be a part of helping us reach our July 1st goal? It’s easy to give by contacting MTW (Mission to the World) or using their online giving site: donations.mtw.org. We certainly appreciate one-time gifts. However, if you intend to give monthly, quarterly or yearly, please be sure to let MTW know and your amount will be recorded on our pledge report. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or contact the donations department at MTW.
Thank you to everyone who has already been giving and advocating for us. We appreciate all the gifts that have been given and are so thankful for our advocates that have spoken up for us with their friends, at small group meetings and in their churches. If you want to advocate for us but are unsure of what it is, 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. We have a new sense of urgency because we now have a timeline for entering Australia. Please pray with us that we would trust God’s timing and His plan. Thank you for helping us get to Australia!
On Friday I sent out our latest newsletter. If you want to get the news first to your inbox, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you to the newsletter list. But you can also download it now from our website (ryanwithjoy.com) or just click on the picture which will take you directly there. The newsletters being made available on our website is just one of the April website updates. Stay tuned for more, hopefully helpful and informative, changes this month.
Since we’ve sent out the newsletter, we’ve received $100 in monthly pledges so we now just need $331 in monthly pledges to reach our April goal. We would love to surpass our goal this month! If you’re considering partnering with us, please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. Even if you’re far away, we’d be happy to Skype with you and share with you more details about how God is working through this process.
Did you get our Newsletter in your inbox yesterday? If not, you’re in luck because you can read it here🙂 But if you want to be some of the first to receive our news, then email me from the email address you use the most and I’ll be happy to put you on the list.
Ryan and I are excited about the big changes that are taking place and we love being able to share our lives with you. Thank you for reading our updates (you can click on the picture to see the update) and thank you for praying for us.
*In this newsletter I refer to the February Newsletter. You can always read past newsletters on our blog in the About section of ryanwithjoy.com.
Wonder what’s going on with Australia? Why are we still in California? Well this is the newsletter for you. Here is a list of what needs to happen and the general timeline plus pictures from our anniversary and of course, more from Australia too. Click on the picture of the newsletter or find the pdf on the About page of ryanwithjoy.com. Happy Reading!
If you want to receive theses updates straight to your email inbox, let me know by emailing me at email@example.com. I always send out newsletters and announcements to our mailing list before posting to our blog or Facebook. But the blog is still the next way to keep up with us in between newsletters. Thanks for being a part of our lives!
It’s been three months since Ryan and I were married, as well as three months since I’ve written a newsletter. So here you go. The last three months in a nutshell, The Reiters. You can also click on the picture above or visit the About page on ryanwithjoy.com. Please let me know if you would like to receive these updates right to your email. I’d be happy to put you on the list.
Happy Day! Here is another newsletter for your enjoyment with wedding stories and an update on Australia. You can also find it on the Newsletter Page. If you want to receive these updates via email please let me or Ryan know and we will add you to the list.