When I played football growing up, it was normal for our Coach to put us through “2 Minute Drills” at the end of every Thursday practice. The goal for us was to practice putting points on the board with crisp, polished precision as we raced against the 2 minute practice-clock but for Coach, the goal was developing our ability to perform under intense pressure in preparation for the game. Sometimes I think God does that with us too and right now, I suspect one of those moments is coming …AGAIN.
One of the most critical junctures of our support raising process is fast approaching. We’ve been informed by our agency that if we would like to leave this summer 2013, then our support and commitments must be at or around the 50% mark by the beginning part of January. If we don’t then the next launch date isn’t schedule until a year from now. That means the pressure is on and the clock is ticking because at the moment we are at 27%. Yeah, I know what you are thinking… “That means they have to almost double what they have!” and that’s true. It’s also true that we have only about 3 weeks or so to do this in BUT… the difference is always in God. I know that to us these things are hard but to Him, those same things are nothing.
Practically speaking, right now 1 church and a whole bunch of awesome people of faith have committed over ¼ of what we need to go to the mission field. In dollars, that means we have received $10K for our Start-Up Fund and $1,943 in monthly commitments—and that’s huge. However, if we hope to leave this summer, then we need to pray for a major push and fast. If you really are standing with us, then now is a critical moment. We need you to pray for God’s will to be done but all for His glory. If you’re intending to support us financially then we would also like to know – if possible. There are 3 ways we can envision hitting the 50% mark.
1) The rest of our “Start-Up” costs ($40,000) could be covered. – This would do it in one motion.
2) Receiving additional “Monthly Commitments” in amounts totaling ($2,120)
3) A combination of the first two options equaling the (23%) of our total support needed.
If you feel led to support us, you can contact us with the address info below. If you will pray, then lift up the current conversations developing with several churches in the Pittsburgh area. It’s unlikely that we will hear a decision from any of them before the beginning of January but they could be very capable of helping with the rest of our needed support if the Lord led them that way. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to talk or get together.
In the mean time, praise God with us for all He has done and keeps doing because we know that our ETERNAL COACH is also just developing us through moments like these! (Phil. 1:3-4)
In Christ, the Fowler Family
CONTACT INFO: 3617 Ridge Rd., Aliquippa PA, 15001 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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