Thursday, May 10, 2012

Slight Gap

We praise god for all He has done to rise up partners in His work for Ghana.  We rejoice because of His provision for our family.  We stand amazed by all of His people who have committed to love orphans and spread the hope of Jesus throughout Ghana.  
We have written very sparingly on this blog about our financial need.  We see this as an avenue for us to share everything the Lord is doing in our lives.  However, this week we learned that our support base is dropping by 5% due to a job change of one of our partners.  We are so thankful for everything this family has done to help us, but need your help to fill in the gap.  This drops our support to 93% and we trust the Lord to provide what is needed.
Our one-way plane tickets are purchased for departure June 12th.  With everything we need to accomplish between now and then, it would be nearly impossible for us to meet with people to ask for support.  Would you pray about helping to fill in the remaining 7%?  We greatly need your help.  We board a plane in 34 days.  
Most mission boards will not allow their missionaries to depart without 100% partnership, and most recommend a 10% cushion for support that drops off.  Friends, we are not at 100%, but we know God is calling us to leave with or without the committed support.  It certainly would be easier to GO knowing we have full support, but we are going either way because we serve a God who says, “Trust me!”  And we do.
Please pray for God to provide this final amount before we depart.  We realize without it, our stress could be much greater.  Additionally, with full support, our efforts will be completely on ministry and not on trying to raise this remaining amount from overseas.  Please pray for God’s perfect provision for our family.  We know, beyond a show of a doubt, He will provide what we need.  He always has.
Friends, if the Lord leads you, we would be grateful for your help to accomplish what God is calling us to do.  Partnering with us is easy.  Click here for more information or click on the Partner With Us button on the right blog sidebar.  Monthly support of any amount would close this gap - even one-time gifts will help.  Please pray about joining in what the Lord is doing in Ghana, West Africa!

Who covers the heavens with clouds, 
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens which cry.
The does not delight in the strength of a horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Psalm 148:8-11

For those who have asked, our wish list has been updated.  Email me and we can arrange a pick up.  Thanks for helping in this way as well!  We are grateful for YOU!

On May 15, 2012 - God has provided another 1%!  Yeah-Rah!  We are now at 94%
On May 18, 2012 - God has provided another 2%!  Whoo-Hoo!  Thank you Lord for providing through your faithful servants!  Yeah-Rah!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Found your blog as I was searching for "t-shirts, adoption, Ghana, Africa". Very neat. We are in process of pursuing 2 sisters from Ghana. Just about to finish our homestudy and start on our dossier. We will have 5 girls. Just noticed you have 5 boys :) We cannot support you monthly at this time but would love to contribute $100. We got the information off your blog about where to send it, but wanted to make sure this is correct.

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Blessings to you! The Rangel Family