Wednesday, May 18, 2011

40% raised!

The past two months have been very encouraging.  We've been invited to visit a different church almost every Sunday, and folks are expressing a lot of interest in our calling to Japan.  The country remains on everyone's mind following the recent string of disasters.  God is stirring Christians to reach out to the Japanese, and many of them are being led to help send missionaries in addition to contributing toward disaster relief efforts.  A perfect example of this is described in my previous post about Gnomes 4 Japan (below).

Current Events:

  • Praise God - we've broken the 40% mark in our fundraising!  
  • New partners have been coming on board every week.  Lots of momentum.
  • We're scheduled to attend pre-field training with MTW during the month of July.
  • We still have lots of speaking venues scheduled for the coming weeks between now and July.
Of course, we still have a lot of money to raise.  The high cost of living in Japan combined with a strong yen and weak dollar make for a challenging financial situation for missionaries.  We're continuing to press ahead and are in the process of reaching out to the 300+ families on our monthly mailing list to ask them to consider partnering with us financially.  If 200 donors would commit to skip a meal out each month and contribute that money to our ministry, we would jump to being 80% funded.  As you pray for us, please pray to that end...and ask God whether he may be leading you to partner with us to plant new churches in the spiritually dark land of Japan.

Please contact us if we can answer questions or be of any service!



1 comment:

  1. I am so excited that you have reached this goal! I am also sad I dont want to lose you all I miss you now so much as it is. But I love what God has planed for you all. Martha