Thursday, August 12, 2010

Almost there - 15% left to go

A year ago, we did not know that we would still be here in the U.S.A. But after Paul and Barnabas’s 1st missionary assignment they stayed in Antioch a long time with the disciples, reporting all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. We are not finished reporting yet and challenging churches to be concerned about a corner of the world called Las Tablas. When we leave for Spain, the Lord will have tripled the number of people who are praying for this work! At present we are up to 84.5% support. We are in the process of generating, certifying, and translating various documents like police clearance, medical clearance, and marriage license. After we receive the letter of invitation from Spain we must take all of the documents and the applications to the consulate in D.C. After Spain’s Consulate receives our requests for working visas, it will take about two months for them to be approved. By this time the remaining 15.5% of support needs to be in place before we can purchase plane tickets.


18: Number of occasions since January 1st that we have shared with churches and individuals who already support us.
30: Number of occasions since Jan. 1st that we have shared the Las Tablas Project to prospective churches.
48: Total number of presentations since January 1st.


Prayer requests:
1. That our letter of invitation will be processed quickly at the Dept. of Justice in Madrid
2. That we would be renewed at each new presentation with enthusiasm and zeal.
3. That our remaining needed support will be pledged by the time our visa is approved.
In Philippians 4:14-20, Paul thanks the church in Philippi for their financial gifts that assisted him in his time of need … “not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to you account…. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” Several have asked how they can contribute to helping complete what is lacking in our support.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
August 1- a.m. Calvary Fellowship near Asheville, N.C.
August 3-4 The Molero family will accompany us on our final visit to our home church, Faith Presbyterian in White Rock, S.C.
August 8- a.m. Guilford Baptist Church in Sterling, Va.
August 11 – p.m. Summerset Baptist Church in Roxboro, N.C.
August 15 – a.m. Creekside Bible Church near Charlotte, N.C.
August 19 - early September – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York.

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