I hope that the uncertainty and hesitation is conveyed appropriately through the title of this post. Why the shaky voice, you ask? We have decided to start asking for assistance to be able to provide for our expenses while helping others and allow us to provide for the needs of the people with whom we will be working. With the significnt downturn of the value of our good old American dollar, we are trying to be sure we can really do this. Maybe we are just crazy and we will find that our funds will last us and be plenty but the closer we get to that day, the more nervous we become.
So what are we doing to ease our nervousness? Well, we have sent letters to a few churches requesting prayer and support as well as speaking with local businesses. We have placed PAYPAL buttons on this site to try to provide another way to support us. We have prayed. The only thing we haven’t done yet is ask people if they need any odd jobs done around the house…Well, do ya? We have also been telling people that they can sponsor us and get some advertisement at the same time. We will place a picture of you handing us a check on our supporters page if you would like. We will also list your name and level of support on that page. We’ll give a talk when we return or before we leave for you and your friends (church members, coworkers, etc).
So anyway, back to the hesitation. As most of our close friends and family know, we are typically fairly independent. We hate to ask for help or to even admit that we need it. So I won’t do that anymore in this post. I will ask that you keep checking back on this site to see our “Help Them” page so that you can see where we are working, what they need, and how to get it to them. Well, breaking down to ask for assistance is tiring, so I must go now.