Thursday, May 01, 2008

Update from the Deckers

I received an e-mail update from Dave and Mary Decker today. The Deckers are serving in Senegal, Africa, and have a ministry that spans four countries in West Africa. Their e-mail was long and included much information on various developments with their ministry, but what caught my eye the most was their explanation of their financial situation. Here's what they wrote:

Finances: We are so thankful for the consistent levels of support that our donors have been contributing. Please continue to pray with us for this area, as the cost of living is so much higher than it has been, with the value of the dollar being so low. As you may remember, we returned to the field with our "rock bottom" support requirements being met. We were encouraged to let supporters know of one-time needs as they happened, and we are trusting God to provide for these needs. Currently, we have needs in Ministry Account-- for Joey's eye surgery, and for my potential travel to Ghana in October for a consultation/retreat with the Mobile Member Care team. If you'd like to be a part of meeting these needs, please let us know. Please pray with us for funds to be available for Joey to get his surgery as soon as possible, so that he will have sufficient time for after-care there in Washington state!"

Please join me in praying for the Deckers, and please pray about sending them a one-time gift or perhaps even on-going support. In the light of eternity, investing in missions will reap greater rewards than that next "thing" we want. May the Lord stir in us deeply to inflame our hearts with the right things.

If you would like to donate, let me know and I'll put you in touch with the Deckers or you can just go to their blog at

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