September 20, 2018 – People like to complain about Christmas starting too early and I do not want to upset anyone mentioning it now in September. (Although I think about Christmas all year round) We have on ministry program that needs advance planning. If you wait until closer to Christmas to do it – it does not give us the time we need to make it happen.
It is our Virtual Christmas Gift Box Program: The video below explains it and how to get involved.
This year we are anticipating about 800 kids (working with our 19 churches). It runs about $12 a kid so you can see we need some fund to make this happen. We need those funds by early November at the latest so we have time to shop here in the Balkans, organize, wrap and get these to the Pastors in early December for their Christmas outreach and ministries.
If your church, small group or class is participating in this please give us a heads up so we know to watch for your contribution and plan accordingly.
Thanks for your interest and Help!
This week pray for:
- Our local church registration process – some are getting declined for no reason and some are being made to jump through lots of red tape. (which means I am jumping through the red tape to get documents that they really do not need)
- Our stateside plans and the Around the World Shop we will be operating in Michigan. Many details go into making this happen over the ocean.
Praise God for an amazing summer here in the Balkans – for now, contacts, new dreams, and new plans. Including a new Microloan that we will talk about in a future blog post.