January-March 2017 – Reflecting Back | Looking Ahead
Scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to see pictures of my January Belize mission trip!
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Our staff team has been spending the past few months fine-tuning our office procedures while also training in a new bookkeeper in our Canadian office. I want to express a heart felt thank you to Donna Rotar for all her volunteer hours and tremendous work in our Canadian office, while also welcoming Sherri Harper to the ACCI team, who is being currently trained in by Donna. These past few months have been a wonderful and challenging process for us all as we’re making adjustments in our systems due to ACCI’s growth, while ethically and respectfully following the nonprofit requirements both in the US and Canada. We are grateful for the talents and hard work of our staff team! I am so blessed to be a part of this group.
Refugee Giving – If you’re desiring to give toward refugees and the displaced, I’d like to invite you to consider giving to ACCI’s new Refugee Fund. These funds will go directly toward specific needs our ACCI missionaries are encountering as they serve with Refugees directly in several capacities and countries. Learn more HERE.
Our missionaries in northern Italy, Eliseo and Paula Guadagno, have given a wonderful invitation to serve with them that I would like to share with you.
“We would love to see some of you to come and serve alongside with us! Contact us if this is something that you are interested in. The best possibility to do so is in the Summer from the 8th to the 20th of June. If you have the desire to share your faith and you like sports, arts, crafts, hospitality or cooking, or you simply like to help you are qualified! Families, couples, and individuals are welcomed! Come to Italy and serve in this post-Christian Continent that desperately needs to hear from the Lord. Contact us if you are interested.”
Sara & Emma Sosa will be joining me in Italy to help teach a Projetto Archippo conference in Parma, Italy.
– Continued strength, health and good rest as I serve with ACCI from home and abroad
– For all of our staff, board & Missionaries that will be traveling to the ACCI Gathering Retreat May 31
– The Lord’s wisdom as I meet with ACCI members, serving in the area of Member Care
– Discernment as we prayerfully consider new ACCI applicants in the months ahead
Financial Update – Thank you for being an answer to prayer, for your sacrificial giving and for care as the “body of Christ” helping mobilize me in the work of the Lord with ACCI. I am humbled and grateful.
For accountability, I want you to know on my days off, I’ll carefully and faithfully separate out my personal spending from mission expenses for each mission. Your donation will go toward the mission focus. Thank you.
Would you consider becoming a monthly giving partner for one year? And by the way, no amount is too small. If you do feel led to do so, just go online to our ACCI website HERE, choose Donate US$, then choose if you’d prefer to give monthly or a one-time gift, then find my name under United States, and you’re done! Or I can email you a giving slip if you’d prefer to donate by regular mail.