Thankful for Your Support
Dear Financial Support Team —
It has been almost exactly a year since we started receiving donations from generous supporters like you. Almost 30 families and individuals have each contributed between $20 and $250 each month, and almost 30 others have also contributed at least once.
Each month, we get a list of everyone who donated more on our behalf that month (through any of the means given on our Financial Support page), along with the total amount. Because of your support, our family has never lacked any need in Allendale. Because even with my multiple jobs, we have needed the financial assistance in order to do the ministry that God has graciously led us to.
My wife and I were especially amazed and encouraged to seen an especially large list of donors and total donations at the end of 2011. With upcoming job transitions (since I knew that some were only temporary), you have allowed us the freedom to dream and take advantage of opportunities that we feel God is calling us to be involved with.
Before we moved here, an elderly man from Allendale asked us if we think there is hope for change. We said, “Yes.” And some of you have asked the same question over the months since we started ministering here, and we still say, “Yes.”
We see the evidences of God’s hand here. We see how things are getting on the right track. People are being exposed to and challenged by their faith, children are receiving love and support, business leaders are being stirred up to get involved.
Not that things are always easy. We have to remind ourselves of Our Ultimate Purpose here — to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through our words and our actions. And when we feel despair, we know that God has used your many encouragements to refresh our souls.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be here. We hope you feel like you have been a part of this adventure, because in our hearts we know that you are a part of this. We know that our Lord will reward you for your faithfulness to His work in Allendale.
And for those of you who will continue to support us through this next year as well, we also say “thank you.” And if you are interested in giving (or in giving more regularly), please see our Financial Support page.
Yours in Christ,
Joey, Joanna, Hannah, Elijah, & Sender
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- Financial Support [April 2014 Update]