Thursday, December 18, 2014

First Responders - Call # 4

Advent Christian World Outreach is expanding, and we invite you to be a part of the expansion!

We are thankful to the Lord and excited to announce the sending of Jeff and Penny Vann to serve the Advent Christian ministry in New Zealand. They will begin their transition to life in New Zealand this coming January. Your committed partnership has helped to make this great opportunity possible.

To be pleasing in God’s sight, the church must be involved in missionary sending. Jesus gave a core missionary directive when he stated, “ … and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Most of our local churches do not have the ability on their own to send and support full-time missionaries. However, through the combined gifts of generous donors like you, the Lord makes it possible for our churches to engage in his mission.

Your investment in kingdom growth can help offset some specific financial needs that are beginning to impact our budget right now. The immediate need is for approximately $16,000 in start-up expenses. Specifically, start-up expenses include airfare to New Zealand ($2,500), security deposit and first month’s rent ($2,000), purchase of major appliances and household furniture ($3,000), and purchase of a used vehicle ($8,500).

Will you commit with us to support the Vanns during this transition time and the ongoing ministry God will give them in New Zealand? The start-up funds need to be ready before their arrival in January. As a First Responder, you have shown yourself to have a heart for growing God’s kingdom. Would you please consider a financial gift that will enable us to provide for the necessary start-up expenses?

Thank you for you partnership in the mission of Christ’s church. You allow us to do together what we can never do alone.



Jeffrey N. Walsh

Director of World Outreach


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