So money is on everybody's mind these days. We may be a bit out of touch with pop-culture and high fashion, but, thanks to CNN and FoxNews, we are more than aware of the financial black cloud lingering over the states. We check the Dow Jones every night and have watched with a bit of despair as our investments (and our future) have dwindled right along with everyone else. But the question we keep getting is "How is your support coming along?". Which is a really good question.
So, here's the deal. We are support based missionaries, meaning that our paycheck comes from the generosity of people - who give out of love and obedience to God - in order to support our mission here. Without these monthly gifts, we could not be here at all, let alone pay the rent, or put food on the table. Needless to say, we are completely dependant upon the wonderful families and individuals that sacrifice so that we can serve here in Costa Rica. So, when the U.S. economy tanks we tend to get a little nervous. So far, we haven't seen a huge drop in what comes in each month but it seems there has been a dip. We are falling a bit short of our monthly budget and things are pretty tight, but overall, our supporters have been INCREDIBLY faithful!!!
We pray for our supporters daily and hope that God will bless each of them abundantly! We also pray for those that God would like us to partner with, as we are continuously seeking to build the team that makes all this possible.
In the meantime, we continue to remind ourselves that God can provide for us. And even if the U.S. economy is in the crapper, God will not let us starve. So that's where we're at. We are basically fine, a little nervous, super grateful and anxiously/excitedly trusting God.