Ok, so that's probably a little misleading... but we just completed the LAUNCH program at Pioneers headquarters in Orlando! While we are still several months from our hopeful deployment date (October), the LAUNCH training week was a significant milestone in our gearing up to head out to the field. It's the last Pioneers training that we will receive here stateside, and the boxes on the list of our prefield requirements are rapidly becoming checked. Praise to the One who is able!
The hands of our team at Launch week in Orlando. From rich times of worship, to presentations on how to transition well into a new culture, the week was a wonderful and refreshing time for us to spend with other people who are preparing for overseas ministry.
|Our biggest foreseeable hurdle right now that is keeping us from an October deployment is financial partnership. We currently stand at 45% of our monthly support (which is amazing! Thank you all, and praise God!), but we need to have 100% pledged before we can deploy. Will you consider partnering with us in monthly support?|
Whether $5 a month or $500, your giving makes it possible for us to be a part of bringing the Gospel to the 22 MILLION unreached people of Isaan. If you have already begun giving, your monthly gift goes into our account and eats away at our substantial one-time deployment costs (plane tickets, initial visas, set up costs, etc).
|If you are planning to be a financial partner, but would rather wait until we are ready to deploy, we would be so grateful to know that so that we can plan your amount into our pledges and let you know when we are ready to buy our one-way tickets.|
|For you T-shirt collectors out there, we have a design that is available through July 8th. All of the profits will go towards our one-time deployment costs.|
|Shirt text: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."|
For sizing: Mandy is wearing Unisex adult S and David is wearing Unisex adult L. They seem to run just a bit on the small side
(and the children's sizes seem to run a little large).
|Shirts are available via this website and will ship directly from that company when the fundraiser has completed. |
|Please continue to pray with us!|
In the next month we are planning to...
- Put our home on the market (and sell / give away most of our belongings!)
- Share about Isaan at another local church here in the Charleston area
- Visit with our friends and former church home in Tallahassee (if you are in Tallahassee, we would LOVE to see you while we are there!)
|We are so overwhelmingly grateful for the loving, supportive, encouraging, and sacrificial way that we have been cared for on this journey! Our hearts are drawn to praise the One who is working all things together. He is able!|
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20
David and Mandy
Sophie, Judah, and Christian
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