2020 has been an unbelievable year of contrasts, hasn’t it? A world-wide pandemic, record breaking wildfires and political tensions galore have forever shaped the 2020 ruts now engraved in our memories.
In spite of it all, we stand humbled and amazed that the ministry is doing well. Like everyone else we’ve had setbacks, but our national teams have continued to minister while keeping as safe as possible. The effects of encouragement, food, masks, sanitizers and other supplies on families have been significant. The children in our sponsor a child program have all received their backpacks and school supplies. Letter writing has been a priority and we’re getting better at keeping it going. IM’s national pastors have not stopped ministering to their congregations! Thank you to our generous donors and prayer partners for standing with us during these tough days!! To God be the glory!
WHAT ABOUT 2021? The doors are wide open for ministry and we are asking the Lord for more workers, more opportunities to impact more people with the Gospel. Paul said in I Cor. 9:22: “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” Would you pray about helping me with the Year End Greatest Need Fund?
God is sovereign and knows the future, and we are trusting him as we move ahead in confidence. We have exciting opportunities in 2021 to impact more people for good, and for eternity. May I share with you the areas we are trusting the Lord for with the 2020 Year End Greatest Need Fund?
International workers’ salaries and fees: Many missionaries have returned home, but IM teams are already home: We need to make up what is lacking in the salaries of these faithful workers and ministers due to monthly shortfalls, and strategically hire a few more. Resources are also needed to expand our national conferences and maintain status with international governments.
Grace Bible College: With rising costs in every sector, the budget has increased to meet the needs. Additionally, several projects for the campus are urgently needed.
General Fund: This vital fund is the headwaters of the ministry covering salaries, bank fees, leases, supplies, CPA and accountant fees, fundraising, etc.
This year we are asking the Lord for $145,000 for the Year End Greatest Need Fund. The contrast of the light of the Gospel brings such hope against the darkness of COVID-19, growing unrest, political tensions and now with many losing their jobs, economic peril!! God has placed us in this time and place that together, we might …Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16. I’m asking the Lord for financial partners so we can reach more people for eternity.
– Thank you and may the Lord bless you, John