June 03, 2005
Kim and I would like to thank those of you who have offered your support to us through the Seminary's Partnership Program. For those of you who do not know, I am one of 50 students to be part of this inaugural program. I have received $14,000 towards the cost of tuition for the next two years. As part of this program, I need to locate individuals and churches who would be willing to partner with me by supporting me financially to help offset part of the cost of my ministry training and education. My goal is to find at least one sponsoring church (which I have done) and 12 individuals who would be willing to support me at $35/month for the next 2 years. I believe I am about 2/3 of the way there with some individuals giving more than the suggested $35, some the suggested amount and still others giving $18 (1/2) or $12 (1/3).
I am extremely appreciative and really excited to be this far along before the move out there, and as I was telling Kim, it also gives me encouragement knowing that I have family and friends out there who not only think this is a good idea but think that it is a good enough idea to support through their own finances and prayers. I feel like we are not simply heading out to Massachusetts on our own, but that we are heading out there with the full support of our family and friends to prepare ourselves for a life of preparing others for love and service to Jesus Christ. If anyone else is interested in this, please e-mail or call me and I can give you all the information concerning the program or you can check it out on-line by clicking on the title "Partnership Program" at the top of this post. Thank you again for your help