“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion … your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11)As believers, and especially as missionaries, finances are a challenge for our family! Especially during the CHRISTmas Season when so many are out and about shopping, eating, and enjoying all the treats that are offered. Many times we have to not participate because we simply cannot afford the activities. But we want to give back as well to show our gratitude! Each month of the year is a challenge actually. While raising money for ministry programs with our teens, we also have to pay ministry expenses such as communications, banking and financing, office supplies, rent, and utilities. We also need to supply personal support for the needs of our family. There is little money at the end of the bills, but God always seems to make a way!
But there is still CHRISTmas!Though three of our four children are now adults, we do have six grandchildren, one twelve year old at home, both sets of parents, and a host of friends and supporters whom we would love to show our appreciation and love to at this time of year. I will admit . . . I feel overwhelmed and inadequate most of the time during CHRISTmas. So my wife and I work outside of the ministry to provide for both ministry and family needs. We have to . . . we were called to serve and we cannot quit on God, our family, or the teens we serve in ministry. But again, we face several personal and ministry challenges at this time. There are end-of-year taxes for state, county and federal agencies, accountant fees,as well as additional family needs. Personally, as a husband, father, and grandfather, I despise seeing my family go without and think God is not supplying, when I know He is! But they are only human with that flesh nature attacking them as well!
Here is my personal plea. . .If you believe that we have served well (since 1997 by the way without a break), please donate at this time of giving to assist us in giving back. All donations are tax-deductible if given to our ministry. God will see your generosity and reward you in special ways. Please make a sacrificial gift if you are able . . . or pray that others may be able to participate in giving!
Mailing address: TSN Ministries/Box 2305/Bowie, MD/ 20718-2305 attention: CHRISTmas Giving