Tuesday, April 27, 2010

His Strength and Your Weakness

I love this excerpt from Greg Livingstone's "All or Nothing?"

Why did God tell the great missionary Paul of Tarsus, "My grace is sufficient for you. My power is perfected in weak people"? Because the Lord has always used weak people who aspired to be used by an all-sufficient God!

The history of missions is all about weak, barely competent people who believed the One who sent them could accomplish His purposes even through the likes of them! There are only two kinds of people in the world: the weak ones who make themselves available to God and the weak ones who don't.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Status Report

Were back in Bellingham and we're super excited for the next month of support-raising! I just thought I'd let you know how God has been working this month - answering prayer and giving us encouragement. We've been praying specifically for ten new monthly sponsors to sign up in the month of March. We just got our end of the month report and we're excited to tell you - we had exactly 10 new sponsors sign up in the month of March! Maybe next month we should pray for 20 new supporters! We also very excited to announce that we are at 100% of our outgoing budget - that's our account that will get us to Zambia and gets us set up to live there (it includes airfare, vehicle, household needs, appliances, etc). We are also at 70% of our monthly budget pledged - that's the account that keeps us living and working, eating & driving in Zambia. We still need a little more than $1400 a month pledged to buy our plane tickets. So praise God for His provision. And thanks to you - our monthly supporters (and future monthly supporters)!! See above for a sample breakdown on how you can partner with us!