Thursday, December 4, 2014

Our Financial Reality

Many of you have been wondering where we stand financially, so here is a quick look. We really appreciate your prayer and investment in this mission.

1. At this point in time I am only able to lead the Extend church planting residency with financial support from the church outside of Québec. While we are working toward a more economically sustainable solution in the long run, it will be several years until that is in place.

2. We moved to Montréal in August and began working intensely on the curriculum for Extend so we could train men sooner and begin planting churches even faster. Ideally for us, I would have raised all of our funds prior to moving, but we believed that God would provide what we needed to get us started and he has. 

3. In order to meet our budget we need an additional $2900 per month. That's 5 commitments of $200/month, 10 at $100/month, and 18 at $50/month.

4. The faster we can raise the finances, the more time and energy I can pour into improving my French and developing more training material. There are so many opportunties I will be able to take advantage of every week once I'm able to speak the language better.

Will you pray and ask God how he could use you to help meet this need?

We will continue to contact friends as fast as we are able in order to find out how God is leading through this, but it will be a great encouragement to us if you contact us first.

Some other tangible ways to get involved include giving a year-end gift to help cover costs until our monthly income is at 100% and asking your friends specifically if they would consider investing in this mission with us. If it is important to you it may very well be of interest to them.

Night view outside our office on Rue Notre Dame Ouest

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