Pull Up a Seat: How Buying a Chair Can Change the World

Pull up a seat, I need to tell you something. Or rather, I need to tell you that I haven't been telling you everything. Here's the truth: There is so much good going on in Mozambique that I couldn't possibly write enough newsletters or blog posts to contain it all.

Matt's attempt at an artistic pic of our living room. :)

Matt's attempt at an artistic pic of our living room. :)

Our apartment is a reflection of all that good: It's full. There just isn't enough space in our home to hold the growth that is happening on the college campuses of Maputo, Mozambique. 

We are still looking for land to buy, but in the meantime we found the perfect place to rent. It's kinda industrial (read: "needs a little TLC") with tall windows and a HUGE open area perfect for worship nights (which currently meet outside), leadership meetings, Bible studies. We can even sleep teams or interns there...the possibilities are endless!

My favorite part about this space will be having it available for students to come pray! (Maybe not a 24 hour prayer room for safety reasons, but like a 10 and a half hour prayer room...kidding, we'll come up with a good non-time based name.)

As well as being a space for our current students, we are starting an internship next year for Americans and Mozambicans (really anybody) with the sole purpose of sending missionaries out to plant campus movements all over Africa. See, I'm finally getting to the change-the-world part.

CAN YOU IMAGINE?! That space will be a training center for campus ministries all over Africa!

But we need your help.

If you are not already on our team, would you consider giving $60 a month to help cover rental costs of the training center? Matt and I are committing to the first $60 a month ourselves.

If you are on our team, THANK YOU!

Can you believe that in just a couple of years your investment has helped begin ministry on 28 campuses??? Each student that fills our house every week has a unique story of how they met Jesus or were changed because of what we do here, and you make that happen!

And one more request: We will need cash to renovate and furnish our new space.

Would you please consider buying a chair for $10? I am giddy just imagining this new training center full of college students studying the word in all the chairs that you guys purchased.  

FYI: I love interior design. That place is going to be beautiful--the space, the people filling it, and the people who made it possible. 

Thank you, friends! I can't wait to show you pictures of the space and to update you as things progress. And thank you for taking the time to read this and to pray for us. It's encouraging to know we aren't here alone. 

Oh, and P.S. this was kind of a teaser post. I will be sharing some of our students stories over the next couple of weeks...they are the ones you are helping to change the world. 

friends & funds

Over the past month we've had the opportunity to sit with pastors and missionaries who have taken time to share their wisdom with us. Those times have been precious, as it has shown me that even after years of ministry you can still be passionate about the Kingdom of Christ. Thanks to each of you. You'll never know how much it has meant to us.

Training and retreats are over. Now Matt and I are full time support raising, and we can't wait to tell you all the stories of God's amazing provision. Please contact us if you have any questions about our ministry or would like to partner with us. We would love to sit down and talk. 

"They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations." Isaiah 61:4

Thank you to the Sawka's, Cavin's, Burr's, Reed's, Nancy Green, Jim Louwsma, Hines', Charest's, Rick Johnson, McClaflin's, Bobo's, Comer's, Stanislaus', Caldwell's, Raney's, Long's, Richardson's, Butch Frey, Angelia Carpenter, Burr's, & Brother Culbreth for all making us feel so welcome as we step into these new territories.