Support Raising: The Home Stretch

Happy Monday!

Today we wanted to share with you what’s going on with our support raising, our goals, and overall, just how we’re feeling.

First, we’re feeling excited, hopeful, focused, energized and encouraged. Honest. That’s where our hearts are at. Praise God. If you’ve been praying those things for us — thank you. Here’s proof that our God is awesome and provides great things for His children.

We are trusting God to be on the UW-Stevens Point campus in time for the fall semester. That’s in a week. Currently, we have 75 percent of our monthly financial goal. We’re trusting Him for big things.

Note: A few weeks ago we shared with many friends and family that we were at 80 percent. But after some re-calculating, we realized we made a miscalculation, and we were actually at 70 percent. 😦 We wanted to give you that update, because the Lord has done A LOT since returning from Colorado. We don’t want you to think we went backwards. Cause we didn’t. 🙂

As always, we are in God’s hands and trust in His timing. One core belief we hold, and have held throughout this adventure, is that God is good. The Bible is filled with the following truth, “For the Lord is good, His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

3Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

5 For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

We’re waiting, praying and trusting in His will. We praise Him and we know and trust in His goodness. We’ve experienced His affirmation in our call. He has us where He has us because it is His will. We serve an Awesome God and trust Him with a heart of gladness.

We wanted to invite you to trust in Him with us, and join us as we pray to see our final 25 percent come in so we can be on campus this fall.

Here are some specifics:

  • Pray that God would continue to encourage, sustain and provide for us. Only by His grace and Spirit have we seen these two years through, and continue to be excited by fundraising (it’s true! we still are!). Pray that our hearts would be humble before Him, and that we would continue to see His goodness as we raise our support.
  • We’re waiting to hear back from two church missions boards about financial support. Pray that we would receive answers from them this week, that each would join our team financially, and that our hearts would be prepared for their response.
  • Pray for Erick tomorrow as he meets with another local pastor in St. Paul. This pastor shepherds one of the largest Hmong Christian churches in the Twin Cities. Pray that Erick would be filled with the Holy Spirit as he casts vision for our need, and how we can partner with this church through the ministry at UW-Stevens Point.
  • We still have nearly 100 contacts we’re working to connect with — praise the Lord!! Pray that God would lay our ministry on the hearts of those we’ve been calling, and the new referrals we received last week. Pray that they would answer their phones, would be available to meet with us, and can join financially and in prayer.
Thanks for reading this, praying for us, and supporting us. We’ve said it before — but don’t say it often enough — we can’t do this without you. And to those who’ve had a front-row seat to this adventure, we praise our God for you. He has shown His love for us through your friendship, truth, grace and encouragement.
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