I’ve spent most of the day running around South Florida picking up supplies for the national church planting pastors in C uba where I will be returning this coming Friday. I purchased a nice Logos software package and several other study programs in Spanish for the Seminary. I’ve been gathering clothing for various pastors and their families. I picked up some water filtering systems for pastors with small children who are constantly getting sick due to microbes in the water. I have gathered the next 4 month’s support for our work and will be taking that over as well. There were several other miscellaneous items including medicine and personal supplies that I purchased today also.
But I’m tapped out at this point and I still need to get a small printer and ink cartridges over there so that the seminary we started can print out worksheets and study guides for our students. I have found one that will fit in my suitcase and appears to be sturdy. It is going to cost about $500 including a 6-month supply of ink cartridges and the overweight charges I’ll have to pay for my luggage. I have several other smaller things that they still need, but this is the most urgent on the list.
I have until next Thursday to raise the funds for this last major expenditure. If you feel impressed by the Lord to help with this project, you can send your tax deductible gift to:
Grace Baptist Church
Attn: C uba Fund
533 East Rollins Street
Moberly, MO 65270
Any amount toward this will be helpful and if I should get more, then I will use it toward the other needs there. We have 40 families we are now responsible for at $30 per month which pays for all their living expenses.
Then would you drop me a quick note and let me know that it’s on it’s way so that I can go ahead and pick up the remaining supplies. Last spring when I went, I was so gratified to be able to take over $2,000 in support and supplies from Whirled View readers. I wish I could tell you (but can’t for security reasons) the stories of these brave pastors and their families in this difficult island nation.
If you can’t help financially, please pray for me and the needs there. There is much residual hardship due to the tropical storm and hurricane damage of the past season. I will be driving myself around the country for the first time and that promises to offer a new level of tension and risk. I’m so humbled to be part of what God is doing there and I thank you in advance for partnering with me in prayer and support.