Can you believe it is October already? Summer is FAST approaching here in eManzana. The winds have picked up and a few gentle rains are starting to come after a long dry season.
As missionaries, you know that our financing comes from people just like you. We are so grateful, and at times have even felt guilty. Living off of others generosity is not an easy place to be (we prefer to Give and not receive) , but the Father has shown us His love through you. He is a BIG giver! And we are undeserving of His love too, but we receive it freely…all this to say- THANK YOU!
You may wonder “what does my gift do?” Well, we try to be great stewards of your money. We are mindful of how we spend that money and our goal is to love people into the Kingdom of God (EVERYTHING we do MUST point to our Savior, whether that is the lady at the grocery store, or the kids at the Centers). Your gifts allow us to do just that. Good budgeting has helped us to get our living expenses (food, gas, phone, housing) down to $850 per month. That means that EVERY penny we receive over that amount goes 100% into ministry and outreach.
You may have noticed lately (via facebook) several projects happening here that are opening doors for the Gospel message. Several conferences, a center for pastoral training, preschools, land and funds to build classrooms for a private elementary school, and a 1/3 share of a self sustaining farm. (we believe in 5-10 years will generate funds to put back into ministry expansion).
Our partnership with other like minded missionaries is bringing great advancement and allowing each to operate within their spiritual giftings. (education, construction, planning, administration, teaching, etc). In fact starting tomorrow Missionary Pastor Danny Sartin from the USA is here to pour into us for 2 days as we focus on keeping what matters first in our lives and ministries.
We are BLESSED to partner with you, and so thrilled to report how your funds are used. God is and has used YOU mightily to advance His kingdom at a pace we have not seen before.
Grace and peace to you dear friend! We love and miss you, and look so forward to sharing more in February when we return to the USA for 4 weeks. (keep us in your prayers please.. those 4 weeks are full with visits to 13 states)