*NOTE: one of the most humbling things about being a missionary so far is fundraising. Here it goes again.
Everything has a cost. Everything.
Helping your neighbor may cost you money, energy, or time. There is a cost to building a friendship. There are emotional costs, financial costs, spiritual costs, and the list goes on and on!
There also is a cost sending a missionary family. It takes a lot to move a family of seven to another country to start a new life ministering the Gospel. We are so thankful for those who have already given one-time gifts to help get us there!
The hardest part of sending a missionary family is gaining and maintaining monthly support. We cannot enter the mission field until we know that we have the monthly support needed. If we can guarantee that our monthly expenses are covered, we will be freed up to minister freely. The worst thing that could happen would be for us to move to Costa Rica, but not be able to financially survive.
Our goal is to raise $3,000 a month. We are working hard at securing monthly partners. So far we are 19% funded towards our monthly goal. We have heard from many people saying that they will be giving, would you consider starting today?
There are 3 ways that you can help us starting today:
1. Pray! Nothing happens without prayer!
2. Become a monthly supporter! You can do that by clicking on http://www.normanmissionaryadventures.org/donate. Monthly gifts can be made electronically or by check. Click the link above to learn how to do either. A gift of any size helps tremendously!
3. You can become an Advocate for us! Would you consider going to your church’s Missions Board or leadership team (or maybe even to a local business) to see if they would like to support a new missionary family? This would be huge for us. Feel free to email us or call if your church would be interested in a presentation about what we will be doing. We would love to partner together with you and your church!
For the sake of the Gospel,
Nathan, Laura & Family
P.S. Check out this video of one of our partnering pastors in Costa Rica!