Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The last three weeks we have been privileged to participate in a webinar course on Biblical fund-raising offered by One Mission Society, and taught by Patty Collins. During the course of the three weeks, we've had to closely examine our attitudes on fund-raising (something that was extremely uncomfortable), learning to replace them with what the Bible says about fund-raising. We've learned how to craft stories to tell during our face-to-face appointments and have had the opportunity to practice these stories with the purpose of gaining confidence in our funding. Today we will also meet our coach who will discuss with us (via internet) each week our progress in making contacts and scheduling meetings. He or she will hold us accountable and answer any questions we have regarding the process. We are very blessed and thankful we've had this opportunity. Our only regret is that it didn't come sooner!

Please pray with us as we begin to prepare a list of individuals to call. We know that the Lord has already provided the needed funds--He's already appointed individuals who will partner with us financially. Help us begin to pray for them now. Thank you so much for lifting us up in prayers--they help us more than you can possibly know!

Travel Schedule

We have a few meetings coming up that y'all can pray with us about. This weekend, February 20-21, we will be speaking at Love EMC in Ackworth, Georgia (just north of Atlanta). We'll be driving over on Saturday, speaking on Sunday morning, and returning home Sunday evening.

Next weekend, February 27-28, we'll be speaking at Family of Faith church in Circleville, Ohio. When we leave for Ohio will greatly depend upon the weather. If snow is expected, we might drive part of the way on Friday after Troy gets off work. Otherwise, we'll be getting up at dark-thirty and making the drive in one day. We've been invited to stay with Ryan & Holly Adkins (the family of some friends of ours from seminary) on Saturday night and we are thankful to them for graciously opening their home to us. We'll be speaking Sunday morning. We are looking to see if we can also schedule another meeting for Sunday night in an EMC church, so please pray with us that Troy is able to do so.

We'll be home the first week and a half of March for the girls' birthdays, but will be attending the EMC General Conference in Indianapolis the weekend of March 12-15.

In all of our meetings, please pray that the Lord will speak through us and those He has appointed to support our ministry will obey His call. And of course, please pray for safe traveling mercies--particularly in traveling around the snowy Midwest! Thank you!