$8,500 Raised at Silent Auction Last Night!

We are very excited to share with you that $8,500 was raised through our silent auction last night!! The proceeds from this silent auction will go towards our start-up expenses such as plane tickets, French school, the purchase of a vehicle in Cameroon, etc. We are very excited and grateful to the Lord and to all of you!

As I shared last night, I am so so thankful and encouraged to see the zeal and commitment by so many to send us off to the mission field. Hours upon hours of work went into this silent auction as well as 70 companies/individuals who donated to it. Seeing the labor and all the financial giving that went into this event shows us that many are just as committed to seeing the Bible translated in Cameroon as we are. What an encouragement!We also had the joy of hearing from Dieudonne Tamfu (Cameroonian who is a student at Southern Seminary) about why Bible translation in Cameroon is important to him. He shared that Jesus deserves worship from every tribe, people, and language no matter how small or “insignificant” they might be. He also went on to say that if we demand that tribes learn English to know the Bible, then Christianity will remain foreign, a “white mans religion.” However, when we translate the Word into a language that people can understand, the truth of God’s Word is then able to penetrate their hearts and they are then able to come to the understanding that Jesus did not just die for the white man, but for all men, regardless of their color. Dieudonne’s love for the Word of God and his love for his own people was so evident as he passionately reminded us that without the Word of God people, his people, will go to Hell. He concluded his talk by reminding us that Bible is the best gift we could ever give anyone. What a powerful reminder to Dave and I that the traveling, the event planning, and everything else involved in support raising is worth it. Someday this world will forget about Dave and Stacey Hare, but God’s Word will remain forever.

“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
1 Peter 1:24-25

Author: David M. Hare

Dave is a husband, father of four Africans, and is currently helping the Kwakum people do Oral Bible Storying and Bible translation in Cameroon, Africa.