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Send the Hares to Cameroon, Give by Dec. 1st!

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” – Romans 10:15 Our hearts abound with thankfulness to the Lord for those of you who have invested in sending us off to Cameroon and yet…we are still in Louisville. While we have lists of answered prayers, we still have yet to hit 100% of our budget. Our prayer is to reach 100% of our budget needs by Dec 1st so that we can begin linguistics study in January. Specifically, we need to raise about $583 (updated 11/22) more a month and about $19,675 (updated 11/22) in one-time gifts in…

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IBC Talent Show

We had a wonderful time at the Talent Show Fundraiser on Saturday night at IBC. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was an amazing success. I counted over 100 people there and we raised about $2,500! Praise the Lord! It was so much fun I thought I would put up some of the videos I took from the evening. I will mention though that I did a horrible job recording this event. The videos are shaky at times, I started late, and even missed entire acts. So, sorry about that. I am a sound guy, what can I say. But…

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$8,500 Raised at Silent Auction Last Night!

We are very excited to share with you that $8,500 was raised through our silent auction last night!! The proceeds from this silent auction will go towards our start-up expenses such as plane tickets, French school, the purchase of a vehicle in Cameroon, etc. We are very excited and grateful to the Lord and to all of you! As I shared last night, I am so so thankful and encouraged to see the zeal and commitment by so many to send us off to the mission field. Hours upon hours of work went into this silent auction as well as…

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Our Final Budget was Finalized…Finally!

Good news! Over the last several months we (and our great agency: World Team) have been working to finalize our budget. In seeking to be faithful with the resources that God is providing through our supporters we have spent many an hour pouring over the options. We have finally come down on a monthly budget that is slightly higher than before ($5,933/mo. instead of $5,715/mo.) and a Start-Up budget that is substantially lower than originally estimated ($113k instead of $159k). Praise the Lord we have less to raise and hopefully we can do it faster! Our goal is still to…

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FAQ: Why Won’t You Work?

Sub-Saharan Africa is argued to be the poorest region in the world which means that there are few to no jobs available. Since we will be living in a rural village, our options would be: to farm, weave baskets, or other agricultural type work. Generally speaking these types of jobs require long hours of back-breaking work. Without working another job, Bible translation generally takes 20-30 years, let alone if we were farming the land as well. Therefore, since our goal is to serve the people of Cameroon, it best serves them for us to not seek employment in Cameroon but…

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Break-down of Our (Pre-liminary) Monthly Budget

We wanted to line by line explain to you our monthly budget. We do this because we want to live in the light and do all things openly and honestly. We are asking many people to partner with us and therefore want to be as transparent and honest as possible. We want people to know who we are and where their money is going; we believe that is only fair to those who are investing in our ministry. *We are still awaiting final approval on this budget* Salary: (39%) – $2258.48 Sustenance: (28.5%) – $1,642.27 Housing: (2%) – $111.11 Children’s…

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