At the beginning of this month, I was reviewing our financial statement, paying some bills, and updating our money software. I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude. Looking back over 11 months of this year, we have received just over 100% of our needed support. Approximately 45 churches and 10 individuals have faithfully partnered with us financially making it possible for us to live and serve here. Every month we pay our rent, buy gas for our car, get groceries and are able to go to the doctor because there are people who care about us and about taking the gospel to Portugal.
Besides taking care of our personal needs, the support we receive funds the ministry that we do here. Because of the generosity of so many people, we are able to buy Bibles and tracts, and we can pay for language school. You may not think about it, but we use our support for everything from buying cheeseburgers for teenagers after a Bible study to paying the tolls (most months we spend at least $100 on this expense) to travel to and from all the different things we have to do.
All of this leaves us deeply grateful and humbled. When we open our monthly report, we see the names of each church and person that supports us. We realize that many people sacrifice much to make it possible for us to do what we are doing. Because of that we want to be good stewards of every dollar we receive.
So we just want to take a moment and thank God for the wonderful churches and individuals He has placed in our life. He has given us more than enough!