We’re Starting a Family

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…It is right for me to feel this way about all of you since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.” Phillipians 1:3-7

Shane and I have been on our support raising journey for about one month now. It really just dawned on me this past week or two what an amazing opportunity we have. We are creating a new family. This is a group of people who love us and want to participate with us in sharing the gospel in Honduras. We look forward to building relationships with those in our family and growing together in our mutual love for Jesus.

We are blown away with the support family that God has given us so far. It has been such a blessing to meet with people and share our story and our ministry vision. Our partners at this point consists of around 30 people (a nice variety of singles, couples, and families), and we are 28% funded for our monthly budget. Today is Day 27 out of 100 so it looks like we are right on track.

Continue to pray for us as we seek out partners in ministry. Pray that God would lead just the right people into our new family. We love you and are praying for you as well!

~ Jess

100% in 100 Days

As of Monday, Shane and I have officially launched our fundraising journey. We have spent the last month or so preparing and now we are ready to go! We both know that God is going to use just the right people to provide and we can’t wait to watch it happen!

We are believing that we we will reach 100% of our monthly support in 100 days. This means that we are gathering a family of supporters who will help us reach our budget of $4,000 per month. This is the number that we have discussed and agreed upon with El Ayudante. If you’re curious to know what that money will be spent on, I’m more than happy to be transparent about our finances.

We also have a goal of a $30,000 launching fund before we can move. This start-up money will cover residency fees, language school, a vehicle, 5 one-way plane tickets, and moving costs.

Please pray for us as we begin our fundraising. Pray that we would be confident and courageous. Pray that God would soften the hearts of those that we meet with. Pray that he would assemble the perfect family of supporters. Pray that we would trust Him as our Great Provider. Pray that Our Vision would be clearly communicated with enthusiasm!

Thank you again for reading and coming alongside us,