... thinking about all of the different numbers surrounding our days left here in the states is making my head spin! But with that being said, it is all exciting stuff and important numbers FOR SURE!
Here are just SOME of those numbers!
30- the number of days until we board a plane for Haiti!...
4- the number of days until CROSS Training is over (which is so bittersweet... we have LOVED learning so much useful information and meeting all of the wonderful missionaries and staff here at OMS and will miss them all when we leave here on Friday!)...
7- the number of hours that we drove on Saturday to get Haylie to Ohio... so that my Aunt Lynne could drive her to PA... so that my mom and dad could take her back to NJ... so that she could get to Delanco Camp for Middler Camp this week!! (Delanco is her FAVORITE place in the world!!)
...oh and another number that is fresh in our minds is 12- that is the number of inches of hair that Haylie donated to Locks of Love last week!!!!
Haylie on the ride to NJ! And with Maddy- her counselor at camp!
9- the number of us who went to church with James and Loni Hill (fellow missionaries-and prayer sponsors- here at OMS headquarters) and Loni's parents who were visiting from PA. We were blessed by the service this past Sunday and by the warm and friendly atmosphere that was felt the second we came in the door! Thank you Southland Community Church in Greenwood!
(The kids were pretty excited about the donut selection there too!) :)
12- the number of people who supported us in prayer on Sunday night, at the home of Al and Valetta Crumley. We were privileged to be surrounded by missionaries who have served for MANY years with OMS (one who has been with OMS for 70 years and others who were close behind that number!!!!) These faithful servants have left lasting impacts on the mission fields in India, the Philippines, and Taiwan... and that's just to name a few! Some of them still serve here at headquarters in some capacity, others are still writing books about what God has done through their lives and ministries, and others are still traveling, mentoring and training up young missionaries. These men and women are FAITHFUL in prayer too! How humbling it was to sit among God's saints and to have them lift us up in prayer! (... And the pie that was served afterwards was an extra special treat too!!)
3%- the percentage of faith promises we need to be at 100% funded!!!! Isn't that AWESOME!?!?!?! We are SO thankful for God's faithfulness and provision and for the many people who have sacrificed so that we could go and serve Him in Haiti. We know that this journey would not be possible if it weren't for the faithful giving of God's people!
If you are interested in partnering with us on a monthly basis, we would LOVE to have you join our team! We are just a few hundred dollars a month away from meeting our goal... God gave us the date of August 22nd as the day for our departure, and we are trusting that everything will come together by the time we board that plane!
If He speaks to your heart, and you feel Him leading you to support us either monthly or through a one-time gift, please follow the link below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
And finally.. one last number we want to share with you...
19- The passage in Philippians 4 that we are holding onto right now!...
"You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, His generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity." (The Message)
Through the generous giving of God's people, we are able to make an eternal impact! Thank YOU for sending us (through your gifts and your prayers!)... 2Haiti4Him!