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 so much for praying with us!
Its getting warm here in Kentucky and I am on the road a lot on the these sunny late spring/summer days. Currently I am traveling to 8 counties visiting high and middle schools recruiting students to join us at FCA Leadership Camp this summer. Beginning in June I will be driving all over Kentucky helping with Basketball camps, a wrestling camp, Leadership Camp, FCA trainings and much more. This is where our need/prayer request comes in. Last fall the A/C in my little car died. With the Winter months coming on I knew I wouldn’t need air and so I put off getting it fixed. Now things are getting quite toasty and I definitely need some cool air or I turn into a sweaty puddle. I found out today that I have to have a hose replaced on my car and to get the a/c hose replaced, labor, and any coolant replaced it will take almost $300. I have scheduled an appointment for this Friday at 1pm to get the work done and am praying and trusting that financially I will be able to do so. Please pray with me that I can get this issue fixed on Friday with just one trip to the mechanic and no more problems. Pray for God’s provision of the finances to take care of the issue. And lastly, please just pray that my little car will keep running for a long time and be a great tool for me to use to share the love of Christ on campuses all over KY!
At the end of every year Erin and I send out a regular newsletter in the mail to family, friends, support and prayer partners. In this letter we do an overview of all that God has been doing in our ministry and family over the course of the year. Below is this year’s letter that we want to share with you and please feel free to share it with others. A big need that we share at the end of the letter is that we are really pushing to get fully funded by the beginning of 2018. Please pray with us that we will reach this goal and please pray about whether or not God would lead you to partner with us. If you feel led to do so you can click on the donate button on the right of this page and it will take you to our FCA donation page. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out this post and if you have any questions let us know!
At the Rec Center we have been battling keeping our facility warm or cool depending on the temperature outside, due to our heating and air units being down. Last week we were blessed to have two more gas units donated to help bring down our heating costs. Also, the week before our first new big heat and air unit arrived. That being said, here comes our prayer request. In the next couple of weeks we need to raise a little over $4,000 to pay the unit off. We desperately need this unit for our heat and for our air in the very hot summer time. When it’s too hot or too cold in our facility people don’t want to stay. If there are no people it’s hard to pay the bills and even more importantly hard to share Jesus if there is no one to share with.
So how can you help??? First of all, as always please pray for us. Heat and air are greatly needed and we know God will provide the finances, so pray people will be generous. Secondly, if you are interested in helping with this need, please consider a finical donation. All donations can be sent to:
KMM, PO Box 588, Beattyville, KY 41311
Just include in the memo that your donation is for the Lee County Recreational Center heat and air units.
Lastly, one way that you can help is if you live in the area or are visiting come out to the Rec Center and join us for a meal, to work out, or to have a fun night bowling!
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!