Dear Beloved Friends and Family,
I trust this message finds you in good health and high spirits. We embark on a meaningful journey, and I am reaching out with a humble heart to invite you to join us through your prayers and generous support.
As many of you are aware, Sarah and I had previously dedicated 2.5 years to serving an orphanage in Morocco during 2003-2006, as well as Sarah's time spent in Morocco during her childhood. Our current endeavor is a response to a recent earthquake that struck on September 9, 2023, causing widespread devastation in rural communities where homes are constructed from rock and mud. The aftermath has left thousands of villages in dire need, with collapsed structures and widespread loss of life.
In light of this crisis, we have learned of organizations working diligently to provide shelters in these affected communities before the harsh winter descends upon the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. However, there is a crucial gap - the lack of personnel to transport and set up these shelters in the villages. This is where Sarah's brother, Daniel, and sister-in-law, Elaina, step in to make a difference.
We, as a family, are committed to supporting Daniel and Elaina by leveraging our knowledge, language skills, and resources to facilitate their mission. While we are covering a significant portion of our expenses, we find ourselves in need of additional financial support to ensure the success of this effort, aiming to share the message of Christ through our practical assistance. This support is crucial to establish trust and, ultimately, to convey the transformative truth to those who are in need of a Savior.
If you feel led to contribute, a donation of $50 or $100 would greatly assist in finalizing the necessary details. Any surplus funds will be directed towards completing the setup of Daniel and Elaina's accommodations and living arrangements. Time is of the essence, as we are set to depart in just a couple of weeks.
Your prayers are equally essential during this critical time:
Pray for God's perfect timing in providing shelter for as many families as possible before winter.
Lift up Daniel and Elaina's health and strength as they embark on this challenging journey.
Pray for a swift language study and seamless integration into the Moroccan culture for them.
Seek divine guidance for the coordination of all travel arrangements to maximize our assistance.
Additionally, please pray for the well-being and flourishing of our responsibilities at home during our absence.
Your love, prayers, and support mean the world to us as we strive to be a source of hope and relief in the lives of those facing adversity. May the Lord bless you abundantly for your compassionate hearts.
In His Service,