As the graphs indicate, last year our income was just slightly greater than our expenses (if you don't consider the value of the two vehicles we received). Through May of this year our expenses have exceeded income by $6,800. We have had several larger expenses for maintenance/repairs with the vehicles and travel expenses have increased. At the same time we have seen our contributions decline.
Please pray with us about this need. If the Lord would lead you to help us with this current shortfall please click the donation button at the bottom of our Update.
services MRC provides for missionaries
By the end of the summer MRC will have provided 11 families/individuals with vehicles to use during their stays in the states. This includes car seats for children and trips to the airport when needed. Two families with four children each really appreciate the use of our Honda van!
A new adventure for MRC: We have helped locate and are in the process of furnishing an apartment for a couple who will be in the area for about a six month stay to welcome their first grandbaby!!! North Raleigh Thrift Store has been a tremendous help and we are grateful.
Since the first of 2016 we have been involved in one individual debrief and one group debrief, totaling ministry to 6 family units. The Lord has worked mightily in these folks, bringing healing, restoration and renewal as they look forward to how the Lord will use them in the coming days.
Individual Care and Ministry!!!
Linn and I have on-going opportunities with at least a dozen missionaries, Missions pastors and supporters. We meet in various ways (in person, phone, Skype, Etc.) to bring the Lord's presence, peace and encouragement to their individual situations.
We are making progress but need to keep working at this. Ask the Lord to show us how to build relationships with churches so they will catch the vision of what MRC is doing, how we can help their workers, and, in turn, how they can join our prayer and financial team.