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 for checking in our our ministry update website. Erin and I wanted to send out a prayer request about a need that we currently have without sending out an email to our entire mailing list so soon after our last newsletter. Over the past couple of years we have shared with you prayer requests about our van and repairs we have had to do to keep it going on there road. God blessed us with a great van that we have been able to use for our family and many ministry related events. However, now our van is almost 12 years old and the transmission is going. After a trip to the mechanic, we were advised to keep our van off the interstate, under 60 mph and try to sell it while it is still running.
For the past couple of weeks, Erin and I have been praying and seeking God’s will for what we should do to about our current transportation situation. With me being on the road all the time with FCA we simply must have two vehicles for our family. Also, because my car is a small hatchback we need something bigger for trips where our whole family has to go and/or we are taking students some place.
After much prayer we have decided the best thing to do would be to try and get a vehicle for me to use for ministry. Then Erin could take my car for a year to use around Richmond and on day trips for her and the kids. In a year when my hatchback is paid off at that time we can begin looking for a family vehicle.
FCA has given us a couple of options for getting a ministry vehicle. First and best, one can be donated to FCA and designated for me to use for traveling to schools, meetings, camps, speaking engagements and all other needs. Secondly, we also have the option of raising funds through our FCA account to purchase a vehicle that would belong to FCA but be for our use, just as though the whole car was donated.
We are praying that God would provide either a vehicle that would meet our needs or finances to purchase one through our FCA Staff account. Our ideal vehicle would fit our family of 4 and maybe more if possible, have room for luggage, low miles and dependable for long trips, and front wheel drive or better head AWD since many of the schools I go to are in rural areas.
So how can you help? Please pray! Pray with us that we will trust God through this whole process and be patient as we wait on his provision. Pray that our van keeps running well enough for Erin to get around Richmond until we are able to get a 2nd vehicle. Pray with us as we look into some fundraisers and possibly meeting with some people that might be able to help us through donating a car or giving towards one. Pray that the right car, suv, truck, or whatever will be used for years of reaching students and coaches and athletes for Christ will be directed our way. If you or anyone you know would like to donate towards this need you can click the link on the right of this page and do so that way. Also, if you know anyone who has a vehicle that they would like to donate to a great non-profit ministry feel free to point them our way. More than anything though please keep praying for us. It’s a stressful time, but it’s also a time where we know we can see God do something amazing. Thank you as always for your prayers and for loving our family.
Just wanted to give a quick update on where we are on our support raising for our ministry with FCA. Currently Erin and I are at almost 83% of our needed monthly support commitment. This means we need to raise about $1,400 more a month in committed support. Over this summer we have had many meetings with individuals, churches and organizations. Please keep praying with us that the seeds planted and the passion presented in these meetings will lead to partnerships. Reaching full support really would take a lot of worry off of us and allow us to fully focus on reaching coaches and athletes for Christ. Please pray with us that our support would come in. Pray about if there is anyone or any church that you might be able to tell about partnering with us and FCA. And lastly, if you are not already doing so please pray about if God would have you join our “Home Team” as a committed monthly financial partner. Feel free to contact Erin or I if you have any questions and also there is a link on the right side of this page that will take you to where you can set up online giving. Thank you so much for praying with us!