Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Is this when God comes in?

Yesterday I received my April finance report from the Latin America Mission. This is a monthly report where missionaries can see the income received from supporters and the amount paid from the account for salary. To make a LONG story short, I basically have a total of 4 months left before they have to starting cutting my pay big time. You see, at the beginning of the support raising process, any gifts given go into a support pool that collects until departure date. If the missionary is lacking in monthly support, they take some, bit by bit, out of that pool. Well, the pull has run dry my friends! Due to a few lost supporters as well as annual gifts that were not given this year I have lost some monthly support and my pool can no longer sustain the loss.

What does this mean for me? My up coming year in the States was meant to be a time of study leave for me to receive my certification in counseling. While I still do plan on studying, it appears I may need to find a more substantial job than just a few hours a week. Working for me has never been a problem. I have had various jobs since I could drive and generally enjoy the responsibility. But receiving my counseling certification, support raising for Aaron and I, and working 20-30 hours a week is going to prove to be very trying.

Please pray for Aaron and I as we seek out the best options for our year in the States. Thank you so much!


Monique Whitehead said...

Someone reminded me the other day that God's supply is endless. It was a very needed reminder. If we weren't raising funds to go to Uruguay, I would send you $$$ in an instant, because I think what you are doing is AWESOME! I WILL be praying for you, reading your posts always bless me as we are in our "waiting" time.

Rhonda said...

Hey Chica,

God's timing and provision is perfect, He's got you in the palm of his hand, He'll take care of you. Miss you!! On a RANDOM note, I've been thinking about you tons lately and our Friday nights at Wyce's , I miss those days. I so frequently think about the "Hice....en mi dental floss" story which is a gauranteed laugh out loud moment regardless of where I am or what I'm doing. Ohhh...you make me laugh SOOO HARD!! Miss you girl. Do you have a Facebook??