Itâ€™s that time of year again! Every season we send you a video update on how weâ€™re doing. This time it is a bit different. As you remember, last year God moved on many of your hearts to take a â€œbiteâ€ of the funds needed to get us to Germany. You should also remember that GEM let us come here on a short-termerâ€™s budget, which was significantly less than normally needed for long-term missions in Germany.
Weâ€™ve been praying for Godâ€™s guidance and direction on our next steps. Weâ€™re convinced and confirmed in the belief that we are supposed to be here. God is moving and weâ€™re meant be part of it! As for the remaining finances, we and many others have been praying about our next steps.
Weâ€™ve been encouraged to ask you to please consider taking another $25 bite of the funds we need. Whether youâ€™re already supporting us or have been considering joining us in this mission, please seriously consider taking a bite! This time we need 72 more bites.
On top of our increased monthly needs, we have upcoming expenses totaling about $11,000. This amount includes things like language school for Jeff (Carrie went last fall and now it's Jeffâ€™s turn) and additional setup costs that were skipped last year. Please consider giving a special gift to help cover these costs.
In the next nine weeks, weâ€™ll be sending you a new video email each week highlighting a different ministry that God has put at our feet.
Subjects for Upcoming Weeks
Carrieâ€™s work at the refugee center
Review of eDOT apps and other eDOT projects
Wir lernen Deutsch (We're learning German)
Jeffâ€™s helping Germans practice their English
The Kid's school, Black Forest Academy
Our church (G5 Meine Kirche in Eimeldingen)
Carrie is in a CBSi Bible Study
So stay tuned!
Thank you so much for considering all of this! We so appreciate you! We look forward to the next several weeks as we get to show you all the wonderful things God is doing. Sometimes it is good for us to be reminded as well!
See you next week with an update about Carrieâ€™s work at the refugee center!
Jeff & Carrie Gage
To give online, visit: www.bit.ly/famgage