Thank you, thank you, and thank you! Since our last update many of you have been praying for our vehicle need and making several generous donations. We can’t thank you all enough for the generosity and encouragement you have shown to our family.
So, we are excited to share some really good news with you! Since our last email we have been given the chance to purchase a 2015 Toyota Sienna mini-van with low mileage, that is in great condition. This van will be a huge blessing to our family for traveling to schools, taking students to camps and conferences and even helping to take kids from our neighborhood and EKU to church on Sundays and AWANA on Wednesdays. Also, just like we have been praying for it will last us a long time.
With your generous donations we are are a little over $2,500 from being able to buy this van. We have no doubt that God is going to provide the remaining funds and we ask that you keep us in your prayers. Please pray with us that we will be able to have the funds to be driving this van before the weather changes. As always if you would like to help us please feel free to click the donation link on the side of this page. Thank you again!
Thank you again to everyone who has been praying for and helping us with our fundraising for a new to us vehicle to use for going to schools and camps with FCA. We wanted to give you a quick updated on where things are standing since our last newsletter. Our funding is still sitting at just around $4,000 raised so far for a new car. In our last update we shared and approximate number on what we need to raise, and now we have a definite number. Our fundraising goal is $10,000. We have the opportunity to get a great Subaru Outback that has good mileage, will last us a long time, can haul students, and has all wheel drive in case I get out visiting campuses in the winter and need to get home in bad weather. Please keep praying that the funds needed for this will come in soon. Thank you so much!
This is our July 2019 Ministry Update that we email out to all our support/prayer team. If you would like to receive this each month via email you can sign up on the right side of this page. Also, in the newsletter this month is a video that shows what all went on at our 2019 FCA Leadership Camp. If you scroll to the bottom of the newsletter you will be able to watch it there. Also, the section about our vehicle need update can be found on the post previous to this one and as always you can join our support team by clicking on the Support Our Ministry Button to the right of this post. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support!
Thank you so much to everyone who has been praying about our vehicle need and helping us as we are raising funds. We wanted to share with you a brief update on how the fundraising is going and our goals for a new ministry vehicle.
So far we have been able to raise almost $4,000 towards a vehicle to travel to schools and camps in. We also have another $3,000 that has been pledged towards the project. I met with a local car dealership this week to help figure out what type of vehicle we really need. The main criteria being it will last a long time, fuel efficient, space for hauling students to church and camp, and will be able to get me home if I get caught in bad winter weather while visiting schools. Based on that we are looking at some smaller SUV/Crossovers that might work. Depending on what’s available when our fundraising is through we are needing to raise somewhere between $10,000-$14,000 towards the purchase.
So it looks like based on what funds we have in hand that we need to raise between $7,000-$10,000 more. There are some cheaper options out there, but after much prayer we feel the best way to be stewards of the money God is providing is to get something that will last many years so that we won’t be in this same position in just a couple more years.
So how can you help? As always keep praying that God will provide for this need. We are really praying and asking God to provide something towards the beginning of the upcoming semester before winter weather arrives. Next, would you prayerfully consider partnering with us financially to help us get this ministry vehicle? If so you can click on the link on the right of this post to go to our ministry giving page. Or maybe you or your business have an extra vehicle you would just like to donate?
Thank you all so much for for praying for our current vehicle situation. As we shared earlier our family van is dying leaving us with only the hatchback that I drive to schools currently.
After much prayer we have decided to let Erin have my hatchback to drive and try to raise funds for a ministry vehicle through FCA that can be used for visiting schools, taking students and coaches to camps, and taking our family to visit churches and supporters. Ideally we would like something with a 3rd row so that we can take more people. However, our main desire is to have something that will fit our family and luggage, low mileage, and dependable for long trips and many years of ministry.
Since our last prayer letter we were blessed with a $3,000 gift to our FCA account to help kick off fundraising for this ministry vehicle. Our friends who made this donation and Erin and I are hopeful that this will jumpstart the funds needed to purchase this vehicle. If you would like to know more about our personal fundraising goal and what we are looking for please feel free to contact me (Andy) any time. If you would like to donate towards this ministry vehicle, you can click on the link on the side of this page and do a one time donation through our online giving page, where you will receive a receipt for tax credits.
Thank you so much for praying for our family and please pray that we will be able to reach the needed funds soon. Thank you so much!