Posted in Christian Missions Mobilization Partnership Development

We’re Not Lone Rangers

I think that many Christians have a false idea of missionaries: namely, that they want to go off on their own and do ministry by themselves. Often we think of David Livingstone who literally disappeared into Africa to do his work and was hardly ever heard from the last six years of his life. In fact, a newspaper had to send a large party led by Henry Morton Stanley to find him. As far as I can tell, Livingstone liked this way of life. He was the quintessential lone ranger missionary. But is this normative? Should we send out our…

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Posted in Christian Missions Partnership Development To senders

3 Reasons I Am Thankful for Support Raising

Forever and always people have avoided going into missions because they have to raise support. Just recently I saw a thread where men with PhDs in biblical studies were lamenting the lack of employment opportunities in American Bible schools and seminaries. Someone commented on the thread saying, “There are plenty of opportunities overseas.” One of the few responses to this was (paraphrased), “Yeah, but then you will have to be raising support for your entire life!” I understand the hesitancy to raise support. Stacey and I drove all around the country in 2011 speaking to churches, friends, and (at times)…

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Posted in Africa Bible Translation Christian Missions God’s Work in Cameroon Partnership Development Prayer The Hare Home

[Videos] Can We Come to VBS 2016?

Like last year, we made some videos for VBS. We made them for a specific church, but I am putting them here on the blog with the hopes that several churches will introduce our ministry to their kids this VBS. There are five videos, one for each day of the week. Check them out!Video #1: Our Friends Video #2: What We Do for Fun Video #3: Church Video #4: School Video #5: Our Work Thanks for including us in your VBS program. This time next year, we will be back in the States for our first home assignment!

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When You Have to End Support

One reality of the missionary life is that missionaries will lose supporters. According to Ask A Missionary, most missionaries lose 5-15% of their support during their first two years on the field. It is very likely, then, that some of our readers will have to discontinue support at sometime. There are various reasons that you might want to stop supporting a missionary: financial problems, loss of a job, or a realization that you do not want to support their ministry any longer maybe due to theological or methodological convictions. Whatever the reason, I thought that I would offer some suggestions…

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Posted in Christian Missions Encouragements and Exhortations Partnership Development

Closed Doors or Hurdles? Hope for the Aspiring Missionary (like me).

By Dave If you have read our most recent newsletter, you know that upon arriving in France we realized that the school that we chose is not going to work out. I have to admit, it was pretty bewildering. I mean, we found cheap plane tickets, got our visas on time, received a free ride to the airport, survived 12 hours in the air with four young children, all of our bags made it to France…and the school is closing and cannot offer the hours they promised. How does that happen? You might think we should be discouraged. And to…

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$1200 Raised in a Night – Richie’s Going to Cameroon!

Wow, I am just beyond excited as I write this blog entry.  Since just LAST NIGHT Richie has raised the remaining $1,200 that he needed in order to take his vision trip to Cameroon.  He is fully funded and buying plane tickets and soon will be packing his bags. Here are a couple reasons why this is so thrilling: Because Richie will have the opportunity to go to Cameroon and hopefully see all the ways he can be used in the Lord’s Kingdom.  Lord willing, he’ll come back with a head full of dreams of how he could best serve…

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Update on “Getting Richie to Cameroon”

There has been a tremendous response from our previous post 9 Days to Get Richie to Cameroon– thank you! Since our last blog post, Richie has received $1,800 from people like you!  Thank you for helping our brother get to Cameroon.  Because of Richie’s rapid progress, World Team has allowed him to push his deadline back a bit with the hopes that he’ll be able to raise the remaining $1,000 really soon.  If you’d like to help, but haven’t gotten the chance to yet, please click on link below. CLICK HERE TO MAKE DONATION As of now he’s scheduled to leave…

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9 Days to get Richie to Cameroon-Help!

When people ask us how they can pray for us in our missions endeavors, our typical response is, “Pray that the Lord will raise up co-workers.”  Why is this so important to us?  The reason is because we are pioneering a new people group currently with just Dave and Stacey Hare and 4 young kiddos.  Not only do we want to live, home-school the kids, teach literacy, and translate the Bible, but we ALSO want to take the Bible to the streets and see it infiltrate the culture.  Put simply, this is way too much for just us to do! …

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Soooo Overwhelmed with Gratitude…

We just received our monthly report that tells us how many people gave financial gifts to our ministry and Dave and I are simply overwhelmed with many people gave.People all over the globe have given.People we knew from college that we have not seen in 8 years, friends of friends gave, friends from high-school we have not seen in over 10 years, family, fellow church members, people we have never met who just heard about our ministry, people we met one time at various churches, fellow missionaries, and so on.We are just so overwhelmed and we thank you all so…

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God has Provided – We are Moving to TX!

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. – John 14:13 We are thrilled to announce that Jesus has provided us all that is needed for us to move to Texas! We are still lacking $77/mo, but World Team is assuming the rest will come in soon, and thus released us to go into training. Over the past couple weeks, we have received email after email from people making pledges to support us monthly and contributing one time gifts. The seemingly insurmountable task of raising thousands upon thousands of…

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