February 25, 2013

Parlez-vous fran├žais?

For the past 5 weeks Mary has been fully devoted to learning French through a local immersion class. It is amazing to see the progress she has made in such a short time. This week she will finish up the course and take her final exams.

I can't say that this French immersion course has been stress-free for the family. It has kept us all very busy, low on sleep, and tough on our health; but overall a very positive experience and God's grace shines though. Please pray that Mary will be able to recall what she has learned and that we will be able to capitalize on this advancement so we will be able to quickly meet the language requirements for going to Togo.

Just 5 short months ago we were at 25% of our needed monthly funds. I had just quit my job at Costco in order to pursue pre-field ministry full-time. At that time we had been trying to raise partners for just over 1 year.

Now, 5 months later, we've received verbal commitments that put us at 78%!!!

Thank you to all of you who have participated in our ministry. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate it. The Lord is doing a tremendous work in Togo and you are significant members of our ministry team to spread the gospel and make disciples of Christ.

For those of you who are considering partnering with us financially in ministry, now is the best time for us to make the final push to 100% support.  You don’t have to start your giving today, but by indicating your future commitment you will increase our estimated funding level and get us to Togo as soon as possible.

We have been praying about being fully funded by March 31st and there is still plenty of time for that to happen. Please pray that God would provide for our ministry in a way that would be so amazing that only He could get the glory for it.

If you are interested, you can sign up on-line at:  http://www.abwe.org/give/commit-to-support-a-missionary

Or send a written letter to:

ABWE Missionary Finance
P.O. Box 8585
Harrisburg, PA 17105