Saturday, January 10, 2015

Agency Change and a Pound of Flesh

The next semester at the institute begins Monday. It is a new school year too, so Jimmy has been accepting applications. He has received 10 and another pastor called and asked if he would accept 2 more. We will see how many show up this weekend. Please pray like always, that God will bring the men He wants to the institute. 

R stayed throughout the Christmas break and worked at the farm, finishing classrooms (he is a mason), building outhouses, and taking care of the animals. Unfortunately Sparky, our hog took a chomp out of his arm 2 days ago!!! It was really bad. 
 Jimmy took him to the clinic in our town, but last night at our youth meeting, Jimmy's mom who is in the medical field and visiting (yes, isn't it wonderful!) tended his arm. She redressed it and got him some better pain killers and antibiotics. He only had it wrapped with a dirty t-shirt. He said that he was praying for a nice bandage and God sent him her to help him (I thought that was sweet).
{The face is his reaction to me taking his picture, not his pain!}
 We tried to tell him to take time off and rest, but he preached the midweek service and was helping Jimmy with the school store, building shelves. He will be a faithful pastor one day!

We are very thankful for the help Global Faith Mission Agency (GFMA) has been to our ministry over the past 9 and a half years. When we first started raising support, their commitment to low fees and accountability to our supporters instead of to a board were exactly what we needed and have helped us get to where we are today. 

Our ministry has now grown to the point where the most important thing concerning your support for our ministry is to get as much of that support to our work as possible. Recently Global Faith has removed the flat fee for handling our funds and moved to a percentage of all donations. For that reason we have been searching for a less expensive, yet reliable option. After speaking with both of our sending church Pastors we have been approved to have the Central Missionary Clearinghouse handle your support.

If you are a financial supporter of our ministry, we ask that you make your checks out to Central Missionary Clearinghouse and mail them to:

PO BOX 219228     
HOUSTON TX 77218-9228

It is very important per IRS guidelines that you not make out the check to our names nor put our names in the Memo line. Please use a separate piece of paper the first time you send your support. After you send your first donation, CMC will mail you a receipt for your donation, a pre-addressed envelope and a new form for your next donation.

If you have any questions, please email us and we will get back with you right away. For our individual donors, Online Giving will be available through CMC for our ministry in February.

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth...etc.  since Sparky bit R, he was castrated the next day! He went from a stud to a meat pig. I guess he will serve as an example to the rest of the animals at the farm, haha! Soon we will cook him up and celebrate all the new students arriving.

1 comment:

  1. So thankful that Jimmy's mom was there at the perfect time!


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