Howells February Update

February 4th, 2015 Posted by The Howells' Blog

Refrigerator

Hanging on a Fridge
We were looking over all the memos, pictures, and notes hanging our refrigerator the other day when I noticed a letter  hiding behind a few other “important” documents.   It was a letter detailing an upcoming missions trip that my aunt and uncle are taking to Guatemala at the end of this month.

“Hey, Amber!  Have we sent them anything yet?”

“I thought you were taking care of that!”

“Let’s get that taken care of…”

Then it struck us…

Perhaps some of you still have our letter hanging on YOUR fridge? We get it.  We’re just like you!  Now, we are planning on supporting my aunt and uncle but it made us realize that perhaps you intend on supporting us as well.  Can you go check your refrigerator?  Did you just need a little reminder?    A gentle nudge?

and here’s why we are requesting:

March Deadline
In order to move forward with the next stage, such as purchasing plane tickets, Poetice has requested us to have all of our upfront costs (tickets, housing, insurance, and transportation) in the bank by the end of March.   We also need to have 100% of our monthly expenses pledged and starting to come in.  We love this about them because it makes us work harder to ensure we will have what we need to do what God has for us to do.  In addition, it makes us rely on God’s timing and provision all that much more.  We walk the fine line of relinquishing control of the fundraising and being responsible with the monumental task it is.

But the end of March is 55 days away.

As of today, we have 31% of our upfront cost covered and 15% of our monthly support pledged.

gulp… We are confident that the Lord has called us and He will provide.

Will you accept His invitation (and ours) to join our team?  Go to Howells Monthly Support to set up your monthly donation.

Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction Fundraiser
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 14.  Some friends from Vanguard Charter Academy (Brad’s school since 2002) are hosting a fundraiser in the gym at Vanguard.  All are welcome to join us at 1620 52nd St SW, Wyoming, MI, 49519 (or click http://goo.gl/Nd4P8l).  More details will follow.

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Thank you for your love and support!

howells_author-150x150 ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Brad & Amber Howells are soon-to-be Full-Time Missionaries in Zambia.