Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Campus Crusade Update

As the school year is up and running and staff and students are finding their grooves, we continue to wait on the Lord.

We have found the last year of raising support to be the source of a lot of growth for us. God has been teaching us so much and helping us to understand that He is in control, which means we don’t have to be. And we can’t be. That has been a very challenging lesson to learn.

That being said, we would like to let you know where we are at in raising support and what our situation is at the time.

We are currently in a place of great difficulty in making consistent progress on a weekly and monthly basis. Due to the economy, among other factors, we are not raising support at a level with which is projecting a reasonable finish date. Our support coach has helped us to look at our progress objectively, and in the last several months, despite hundreds of phone calls every month, we are having a hard time connecting with people.

Taking all of that into consideration with the recent “economic crisis” in our country, we are in a place where we are wondering whether we’re supposed to continue to raise support and pursue full-time ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, or if God is calling us towards something else.

We still long to be on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and desire to minister to college students, and we also recognize that it is possible that God’s plans are different for us than we thought.

The coming weeks will be very helpful for us in determining whether or not we are “supposed to” continue or not. We are waiting to be introduced to several churches and hoping to be able to speak at some Bible Study groups in the area as well. We are hoping, praying and believing that if this is still God’s will for us, that He will fling open the gate of new fruitful referrals and new monthly support as well.

The hard part is that we’ve pretty much come to the end of the list of people we know and people we’ve been introduced to and we’re running out of people to contact. If we have no one to ask, it is hard for anyone to say yes.

So we invite you, along with us, to ask God to make clear what His plans are for us. We are confident that His plans are what is best for us, whether the plan is what we thought it was or not. We also believe that the God we serve is an AWESOME GOD and He is able to far more than anything we ask or could imagine. God can and will cause these major breakthroughs that are needed in order for us to continue, if this is still His will for us. If He has or is changing our direction, we believe that He will give us the ability and strength to continue to follow Him where ever He calls us to go.

Please join us in praying for:
* Wisdom, clarity and strength from God
* Breakthrough in whatever way would reveal His plans for us

Thank you for your prayers and support as we seek the Lord in these things,

Louie and Kate