We are thrilled to announce that Jesus has provided us all that is needed for us to move to Texas! We are still lacking $77/mo, but World Team is assuming the rest will come in soon, and thus released us to go into training. Over the past couple weeks, we have received email after email from people making pledges to support us monthly and contributing one time gifts. The seemingly insurmountable task of raising thousands upon thousands of dollars apparently is not too hard for God!
Why did God do this?
- So that he might be glorified.
- So that he might increase your faith.
- So that he might show many others that they too can go into missions boldly asking him to provide the means.
- So that you will believe that “whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).
- So that he can show that he is committed to the spreading of the Gospel even in the face of a recession.
- And the list could go on!
We praise the Lord for, without a doubt, doing “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” (Eph 3:20). It has never been clearer in our lives that the Lord does hear us and is delighted to give us the things that we ask him for. We also praise the Lord for surrounding us with so many “cheerful givers” who happily wrote checks to World Team so that we could get to the field to translate the Bible.
We have one year to study linguistics at GIAL in Texas. Orientation for our program starts on January 4th so between now and then we are going to be selling most of our stuff, packing, saying goodbye to friends :(, and moving down to Texas.
Only the Beginning…
Although a long, hard year of support raising is behind us, we have many more hard years in ministry to come. Bible translation is not a sprint, but instead it’s a marathon. Please continue to labor with us in prayer as we begin the exciting journey of ministry in Cameroon.
Buckets of Thanks…
It is because of the support, hard work, and prayers of others that we are leaving to enter pre-field training. Know that we praise God for every prayer that has been prayed and every dollar that has been given. Your service to the Lord in these ways is such a tremendous encouragement to our faith. Thank you for being God’s means of getting us to the field!