This week we used the donated funds for the clothing fund and bought 50 pairs of pants/skirts, 50 shirts, 50 pair of socks, 50 pair of underwear, and 50 pairs of shoes. Many thanks to those that donated to this cause. I also brought it all home and washed, dried and ironed them. We leave tomorrow for 13 days in the mountains for camp to teach the little ones about the love of Jesus. I will share pictures of the kids receiving the clothes in the next few posts.
Chance went this weekend to minister in Shutka. It is a Roma/gypsy city outside of Skopje, Macedonia. It is the largest Roma city in the world with numbers from 40-60 thousand. It's hard to know true numbers. It is around 70% Muslim. He went to encourage the ministers there. God did amazing things! This is only an hour and a half from our town, so we are praying that God continues to build on this new relationship.
We also pitted 15 kilos (around 35 pounds) of cherries for juice and to freeze this week.
Many thanks to those that love and pray for us. We value your partnership and support. Being on the frontline of ministry requires a definite group of people willing to pray and uplift us, and we know we would/could not be here without you all. You are loved much!
*Thanking the Lord for a great time to shop for the kids. We found good deals and just the right amount of sizes of clothes and shoes we needed. Thanking the Lord for the ministry opportunity in Macedonia and how Chance was able to minister, encourage, and pray with the ministry leaders there.
*New pledges this week toward our budget deficit! In total of $2400 and $1200. We KNOW God wants to keep us here. He has confirmed this over and over to us. We KNOW He will provide.
*Pray for the kid's camp that will be from . Taking orphans to the mountains for fresh air, games, and Bible stories.
*Pray for the teen camp that will be from . Emphasis on training teens how to share their faith!
*Pray for the financial budget to be met. We have received recent news that a large portion of our budget that came through a foundation will not be coming this year. This has been a tremendous blow, but we know where God guides, He provides. He has called us here and this is no surprise to Him. We trust Him in ALL things. It is the life we live, to live by faith. If God is impressing on you to help, please know it would be greatly needed and appreciated. Currently due to this change in events, we are now $13,400 below budget for the year. I know this is big, but our God is bigger.
Chance, Dee Dee, Mitch, Catherine, Jessie, and Alan