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!
This is our first update on here of 2019 and so we wanted to share with you a few things that are going on with our family and ministry here with FCA in Eastern Central KY.
2019 has started off with some really good things happening and a few rough things. First the good, we are moving forward with my (Andy) promotion to being an Area Director for FCA. We are currently putting together an area advisory board of local Christian men and women to help us with advice for our ministry, help with various outreaches and FCA ministries, and with raising funds to do ministries like camp, conferences, Bibles, and other materials. Once all these things are in place we hope to be able to go deeper with our current campuses and develop new campuses by recruiting new staff to join us in this area. Please pray with us over the next few months as there is much to be done, from trainings, recruitment of board members, fundraising, and much more. While this seems a little overwhelming, we are so excited to see how God is going to work.
As I said above there has been a rough start to 2019 as well. In the first month of this year we have found out that 2 of our supporting churches are having end their partnership with our family. This means that we are starting the year with approximately $400 less a month in our monthly support. Please pray with us that we will be able to make up for this big loss in support soon. We know that God has a plan and has always met our needs and always will. Pray with us for patience and diligence on our part as we seek to make new contacts for financial partnership. Also, if you know of anyone, any church, or business that you think might be interested in partnering with our ministry with FCA please let us know. We would love the opportunity to share with more people about how they can get involved whether financially, with their time, and also with their prayers.
Lastly, as you know a big part of our ministry with FCA is traveling. I (Andy) am on the road for about 1,000-2,000 miles. These miles are spent visiting 6 counties of schools and we have the potential to get into even more. We also use our vehicles for taking students to church, camps, and conferences. As you can imagine this leads to a lot of wear and tear on our vehicles. Erin and I now find ourselves in a time where our cars are in need of some repair and also tire replacement. We are praying for God’s provision of $2,000 or more to cover all repairs and replace our well worn tires. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for this as well.
In the next week we will be sending out a full ministry update that will give you more information on all our ministry activities and how God is really doing some great things right now. We are so blessed to be able to serve here and know God is going to do more than we can possibly imagine. Thank you for your faithful prayers and please join us in prayer for these three specific things launching our new area, support needs, and the need of vehicle repairs. Thank you!
As we approach the end of the year would you please pray about making an end of the year donation to our ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes? We are very close to reaching our committed monthly support goal and you can help us reach that by New Years. Also, if you would rather do a single gift, those donations will go to help us with buying Bibles for coaches and athletes, sending them to camps and conferences, and many other ministry expenses. Above all please keep us in your prayers as we serve the athletes and coaches here in Central and Eastern Kentucky!
To make a donation just click on the donate button on the right side of this webpage today!