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For Your Prayerful consideration . . .

18 Jan

You don’t go into ‘ministry’ for the money; at least, not if you are in it for the right reason. And you don’t just ‘go’ into ministry unless the God of Creation calls you and draws you by His Holy Spirit. And if you find yourself in that place and work God has called you to, it’s normally NOT a 9-5, Monday-Friday gig with weekends and holidays off and 4 weeks paid vacation, if you know what I mean.
For Rhonda and I, like others in ministry, our time, energy and all that we have belongs to our Father to use and direct as He sees fit. Every month we put all that we have into the work of the ministry and, of course, keeping and maintaining a spartan roof over our heads. We DO receive some outside support from time to time and, for that we are so grateful. We praise Abba and thank Him and those that are faithful to support us when they can. Without Him, those faithful and their support, both prayerful and financial, we could not continue. And remember, our ministry work is not just for the ‘here and now’, but for ‘the days and those things coming’. We do attempt to perform public work (interior design, remodeling and paint contracting) when available, but those opportunities have been few and far between as of late. Currently we depend on our very limited retirement, faithful supporters and of course, our Heavenly Father. . AND, just for the record, this ministry work (although it is not large) is debt free and will remain that way.
We are at a point where equipment is in need of  replacement and that need is immediate. Our ability to access internet, the means by which we teach, counsel, broadcast and maintain communication, is through our laptop, which is actually our daughter’s aged PC unit, since ours gave up the ghost sometime back. This one we are using is showing all the signs of also ‘going the way of it’s fathers’ and we must replace it now before that happens and we are dead in the water.
We are at a crossroads concerning one of our vehicles, as well. There is the workhorse and lifeline of our ‘day to day’ on the project, a 1997 Chevy Pickup with over 400,000 miles. It has served as everything from a truck to a stump puller and, at least for now, is was running reasonably well. Our van is the issue. We have had to effect several expensive repairs on both vehicles in the past few months and, it appears the van, a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan with over 300,000 miles, and which is our primary vehicle, is at that point of no return. It will cost more to repair it than it’s actual value.
We need your prayers, and your financial support, if Abba so directs. A replacement PC laptop, similar to the one we currently use (Toshiba Satellite), will run $250 – 300.00 for a refurbished unit, or $700 – 750.00 new.
The van replacement, for a similar unit to the one we have, approximately 10-12 years old, can be obtained for $ 2,000.00 or a little less. (since Abba has graced us with experience and contacts in the automotive business)
I do not like asking for help; a ‘pride thing’ I guess . . . but Abba has shown and is showing we must depend on Him and on one another in these days and the days to come.
Bless you and yours in Yeshua’s Name . . . if we can EVER be of service to you and yours, that’s why we are here. Shalom U’Vrachot – Peace & Blessings – Jerry

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “For Your Prayerful consideration . . .

  1. mmyresmail@hushmail.com

    January 18, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Hey there, thanks for letting us know your need. We will add these specifics to our prayer for you and will help out financially whatever we can. We will be in touch soon. Love and hugs, Melody Sent using Hushma

     

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