Lately, many people have been asking us, “how is support coming along?” If we had a penny for every time someone asked us this question, we’d have a lot of copper in our possession.
We appreciate you asking. It encourages us to know that you’re thinking about us, praying for us, and are in this ministry with us. As we’ve said so many times before, we couldn’t do what we do without you.
As you are probably aware, Courtney and I are still in the process of raising up our initial ministry team. This team will support us both in prayer, as well as financially, throughout our ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ in the Central Wisconsin area.
Currently, we have a little less than 70% of our financial need committed. Praise the Lord!
But we’re not done yet. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9.
The Lord has more planned for us in this season. We wouldn’t have planned to be in month 21 — but alas, here we are. We are more amazed every day in the way God meets our needs, challenges us to step out in our faith, and lead us to individuals who need to be encouraged by His love.
Here’s an update on the oars in the water, and specifics you can be praying for us. It’s all hands on deck people — here’s the scoop.
- Recently, we’ve been pointed to two pockets of new contacts and referrals (nearly 200 people) for us to connect with; these were clear gifts from the Lord, and God has His hand over how we recieved them, and how fruitful they’ve been. Please continue to pray that we can connect quickly with this individuals, and that they would join our team financially.
- We recently met with a church missions pastor here in Minneapolis. He said our current team of 70% of financial partners is encouraging to him. Our current ministry team is 100% individuals and families. He was amazed that no significant support comes from a church or business, but we are still 2/3 done with our funding. Please pray that some of our remaining 30% can be fulfilled by the two churches who have heard our stories in the past week, and that they would be a part of our financial team.
- We are praying to be completely done with our initial support raising by the end of July. We have a Campus Crusade National Conference this summer in Colorado, and our prayer is to be fully-funded by the time we leave for the conference.
Jesus is worthy of our lives, and this work with our ministry is worth it. It’s been a long road, but honestly, the time we’ve had with the Lord, with each other, and the people we continue to meet, is priceless. We wouldn’t want it any other way.
All of you who support us, whether it be through financial or prayer support, have blessed our ministry. You have brought us to this amazing place. Thank you so much!
Please be praying that God would continue to shine His favor on us, our ministry, and our ministry partners (that’s you! :-D) as we connect with more and more individuals to partner with us all in reaching college students with the message of Jesus Christ.
This was so encouraging to read! It is all hands on deck!!! We will praying for you to finish by CSU. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than going back together to where it all started. We love you two and can’t wait to see you.
Thanks so much Liz!
Just prayed for your requests. Your blog is an encouragement to me and I am so glad you have your eyes on Christ through this long process. Keep persevering and praying more than you call!
Thanks Katie. 🙂 And thanks so much for reminder on praying more than calling. You’re so right.
It is so good to hear how you are doing! I am praying for you guys! 🙂
Thanks Erin. 🙂