Hello Friends! Just wanted to send out a quick update to let you know what is going on with my support raising for service with Flying Mission in Zambia. There is good news and there is challenging news! Let’s go with the challenging news first. Flying Mission reevaluated my budget for living expenses in Lusaka, Zambia, and recommended that I raise about 30% more monthly support than I had been originally planning on. Housing and fuel costs have driven the cost of living up considerably in the past few years and my original budget was not including that. That is definitely a new challenge as I am still hoping to begin my pre-field training in September!!! The good news is that I reached my original budget goal, and even with the new higher budget I am at 75% of my needed monthly funds!!! God is continuing to work! I am getting very close to being able to resign from my position at Kent State but before I do that I would like to be above 80% and closer to 90%. THANK YOU SO MUCH to those that are already partnering with me for monthly support, but for those of you who haven’t taken that step yet now is the time!!! Even if you can only do $25 or $50 a month, every little bit helps! If you click on the “Pledge” link you will be forwarded to my new website where you can print and send in the donation from. Also feel free to email or call me with any questions.
For those of you who have been praying. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I continue to need prayers for the support raising, that I will honor God in how I ask for support and that the needed funds will come in. Also that God will continue to prepare my heart for such a big life change, and that I will have the strength to keep following him wherever He leads! The support that I have felt over the past months from everyone on my team has been amazing. Thank you!
Many of you have asked how soon until I leave, and if things continue to progress as they have and I can reach close to 90% of my fundraising needs by August it looks like this will be how my next 6 months will look.
August 27th-December 19th 2012–Prefield flight training with JAARS in Waxhaw, NC.
December 20th 2012-January 2013— Back in Ohio saying my goodbyes and tying up loose ends.
January 21st 2013-February 8th 2013— Cross Cultural Ministry Training with MTI in Colorado.
February 9th or after— Leave for Zambia!!!!