You are truly such an important part of this team! In 2018, we celebrate each and every one of you as an essential part of our ministry here in Belo Horizonte with Campus Outreach.
We love to be involved in what God is doing here, and the small strides are reason for celebration. We hope God will explode a new season of students coming to know Jesus and be burdened with a desire to be used by God to make the good news of the gospel of grace known through all walks of Brazilian life and to the ends of the world.
Here are some brief highlights in numbers to help summarize:
• 10 years: it has been this long since our Belo Horizonte campus teams have had a dedicated Area Director.• 5: the number of new campus staff we have transitioned to our team in the past 18 months - and the possibility of 2 more in 2019.• 35: number of full-time students who will participate in our Beach Project in December 2018.• 115: participants in our annual Investigative Retreat in June.• 3: new Christians on campus who were baptized and joined our local church!• 80%: discount we were awarded for Sara to attend preschool 3x/week next year.• 3: new monthly support partners in 2018.• $470: total in cancelled monthly support pledges over the past 2 years.• -($1000): current negative support account balance.
As we approach the end of 2018, we close one chapter in a current role and home of the previous 7 years, and look toward 2019 and a new role (see post for more), we are entering the end-of-year season with a special request.
Via Year-End Giving, we hope to raise $6000 in 1-time donations. Specifically, due to:• Currently running a deficit due to loss in monthly support.• $1000 cost for family participation in Beach Project in December 2018.• Cost to close-out apartment and setup new apartment in 2019.• 12% Increase in monthly salary for 2019 with 2 children in school.
We count on (an appreciate!) our pledged donors to fulfill their pledged amount before the end of the year. Also, research also shows that 25-30% of all donation in the calendar year happen in December. Would you prayerfully consider making a Year-End Giving donation before Dec 31, 2018 to go toward our family and ministry needs?
I am sharing this opportunity for Year-End Giving, much as Paul wrote to the Philippian church, “I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.” (Philippians 4:10). Thank you for your continued concern, prayer, pledges and care!
Should you desire to contribute to this opportunity beyond your pledged amount or as a 1-Time gift, please click on the button below or send a check to:
Campus OutreachPO Box 43737Birmingham, AL 35243(“Jon Elam - 2180” on the memo line)