This is our first attempt to provide regular updates regarding the journey on which God is leading us as we enter into full-time missions. We have begun our pre-field ministry with ABWE, and are working (albeit slowly) through some assignments as well as the support-raising aspect. There are several things keeping us busy, so we ask for you to pray with us about each of these aspects.
Our work continues with the Youth Ministry at Grace Baptist Church. We will be participating in a variety of local service and outreach projects during the summer. Additionally, we will take two short-term mission trips, one to Washington, DC in June and one to Anchorage, AK in July. Pray that our students will be fruitful as we work alongside church planters and local pastors in both of these cities.
We are hoping to have a variety of meetings with individuals and churches over the next several months in order to share our ministry with people so that they can partner with us in prayer and financial support. Pray that we will make the best use of our time, and for God to connect us with the right people. We are very grateful to be sent from Grace Baptist, and for the missions emphasis that is here.
For those willing and able to begin a financial partnership with us, please visit http://www.abwe.org/work/support. We currently have 1% of our necessary monthly support as well as 1% of our outfit and passage funded. We are thankful for many who have verbally committed support, and are praying that those will turn into gifts very soon. At the same time, we know that the Lord will provide what is needed in his timing.
Pray also as we attempt to plan a survey trip for sometime this fall. Pray for all of the arrangements (dates, appointments, schedules, flights, etc.) to be brought together expediently. Pray that the Lord will use such a trip to confirm the direction that he has given us, and that we will seek him above all else.
May God bless you and your service to him. No matter your role, we count you as co-laborers for the gospel. Thank you for your prayers.