Showing posts from September, 2010

Ministry Partner Update

Hi all! So currently, I am still right around 19% and need to be at 50% by this Friday.  Please be praying for the Lord's provision for that and remember that giving something is more than giving nothing.  That may seem like a silly statement, but I've realized that a lot of people feel like because they can't give 'a lot', that they shouldn't give anything at all.  No amount is too small.  It's a blessing to share this ministry with others, this ministry isn't just me it's all those who give of their financial resources and their prayers.


Boldness in Asking and the Three Parts of Missions

Possibly one of the most humbling experiences I've ever had is Ministry Partner Development.  I talk to people I have never met and couldn't pick out in a crowd, I talk to people I've known for months or years.  But one of the strangest challenges in MPD is boldness in asking.

Basically, I'm supposed to ask everyone; which, at first, didn't seem so challenging.  But the more invested I got into MPD, the more of a challenge it was for me to simply ask people, familiar or not.  Don't get me wrong, I love people (I'm such an extrovert), and I love talking about what I'll be doing, but asking people to join me in this ministry is pretty tough for me at times.  It's not the sharing what I'll be doing and those details that makes me nervous, it's the asking people to financially support this ministry that can be quite the obstacle.

The truth is: people are defensive about their money.  If they/we feel like someone is trying to finagle money out of…

Labor Day

As I write this entry, I am dealing with a lot of emotions, mostly (if not all) unpleasant ones.  Today was Labor Day, my long weekend was the best in a while, but there was one big spoiler: today the Argentina STINT teams left for Argentina.  Obviously I am not with that group tonight as I have student teaching this last semester and will be joining them post-graduation in January.  "Oh well, that's only a few short months away" some have said to me; but the truth is, it doesn't feel short to me.  I have wanted to be a missionary in this capacity for my whole life, so having "a few short months" in my way is a bit too suspenseful for me.

Today Bridgette (who will be STINTing in Chile come January) and I went up to Raleigh-Durham Airport to see off two members of the La Plata, Argentina Team.  I've known this day would come for several months now, but it actually happened!  At the airport, were the STINTers' mom's and brothers, and some friends,…

funny video about Ministry Partner Development

Here's a funny music video someone made who is in the process of support raising (Ministry Partner Development) to join staff with Campus Crusade for Christ.  It's pretty funny, but this is how it feels at times.  Enjoy!