Dear pastors and praying friends-
This July may be one of the most exciting months in our lives.
Not only will Hannah and I celebrate 4 years of marriage this month, but this is also our last complete month we will spend in America for a long time! We leave August 23, tickets bought and paid, and we are on our way out! So this will be the last full month we spend in America for a long time!
Our departure date draws near!
In the summer of 2005, I was a 14 year old boy living in Maryland. My mom drove myself and 2 other young men to a missions summer camp in Georgia, and it changed my life. That week was the first time I met Austin Gardner (now my pastor) and was introduced to the idea of God using my life as a missionary. It was during that week the Lord called me to the mission field!
Since that week, 11 years ago, I have been looking forward to the day that I could leave for the mission field. To know that, in a few short weeks, we will live out that God given calling and dream, is one of the most exciting things in my life.
I cannot express just how great it is to know that we are following God’s plan for our lives. I would encourage every single Christian to follow the Lord’s leading, calling, and guiding in their life. No matter where the Lord takes you, a life spent serving and following Him is far greater than anything else. No amount of money, fame, worldly success or accolades can ever approach a life spent following the Lord.
No matter who you are, can I ask you to follow God’s plan for your life? Give up on small dreams and ambitions, and follow the Lord Jesus!
Paperwork and support
We are finishing up the paperwork aspect of leaving for Peru, and while we do not anticipate any problems, please pray for God to move our papers through and get them taken care of.
Also, we had new supporters in June, and thank the Lord for that. He, and His people, have always been kind to us, and treated us so much better than we deserve. We still lack some support, and, by faith, believe the Lord will provide the remaining support. Will you pray for the Lord to provide the remaining support? We also have a little left to raise for our setup fund, and ask that you would also pray for that. If you would like to help with either, you can send all donations to: P.O. Box 442, Alpharetta, GA, 30009- Attn: Shreve
Consider visiting the mission field in 2017
If you have never taken a missions trip to the foreign field before, or haven’t been in a while, 2017 would be a great year to come and visit Peru! We would love to have you, and know that the Lord would do something great in your life during your visit to Peru. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! We hope to see you in Peru very soon!
Thank you so much for your prayers and support, and we are truly, truly, honored to know each and every one of you. We pray for you, and sincerely hope God uses your life. Thank you so much for everything!
If you need to contact me, or have questions about the ministry, you can reach me at 404-804-5806 or at email@example.com