Just so you know, this part of the update is about our finances. If that’s not something you want to get into, please don’t skip the rest of the email, just move to the next post about our recent graduates!
It’s been a few years since we were in a place like this where we have to ask for help. Two years ago we were just wrapping up an intentional time of working to build a community of believers around us, a community that would invest in our ministry through their giving and their intentional prayer support and advocacy. God blessed that time and added a number of new supporters to our team and we also benefited from one-time gifts. We were in a great place, financially.
To put it simply, it seems like we’ve taken a few steps back from that point. We have experienced the loss of a few team members and annual gifts while at the same time, seeing our expenses increase due to new needs for our kids and in caregiving for Lynn.
To make it really simple, we have big needs right now and we are doing what we’ve always done: make them known. Your job is to pray for the Lord to provide, which He has always done too! Please intentionally pray about His provision of both the immediate financial needs we have AND for Him to motivate new or previous team members to join our team of regular supporters.
The team that supports us, that holds us up in prayer, and that excitedly advocates for the work we’re doing, is VITAL to this work. And we need you guys to again be there for us!
If in your prayers for us, you sense the Lord leading you into partnership with us, you can immediately join via this link: http://bit.ly/Potter-give Or you can send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org