On April 13th I posted “1/3” to mark the first major milestone in our support raising progress toward Europe. Today, I can barely contain my excitement as I get to announce that we’re half way there! This is a big moment, and the culmination of a tremendous amount of hardwork, not only ours, but also the work of many of you who have helped us, introducing us to friends, throwing parties for us and inviting us into your Sunday School classes and Bible Studies.

Brandy and I firmly believe that God is raising up our support team. Our struggle has been to find those individuals that he is raising up. We still have a long way to go, and it does grow steadily more difficult as we slowly step farther and farther from those with whom we are in close relationship, toward people we do not know. I have found that my biggest struggle is phone calls. I can barely bring myself to make them. Another missionary friend of ours described each phone call as a “mini death to self.” I really feel that.

I’d like to wrap this up with a few questions, if you are not supporting us, is God calling you to do so? Would you take a moment to pray and see? If we have not already done so, we would dearly love to meet with you, share a meal (on us), and tell you about what we’re doing. Many people who weren’t really interested have had the Lord speak to them while meeting with us. If you’re feeling a little nudge from the Lord, please take a moment, and leave us a comment below, or send us a note. We’d love to hear from you.

Thank you all so much for your prayers. They are working! Praise God!

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