The past few weeks have been filled with sending out support letters, meeting up with supporters and potential partners, as well as being overwhelmed with God’s provision! We are currently at 43% of our monthly need and our outgoing need! Praise God! There is a verse in Exodus 25 referring to the offering the Israelites brought forward for the tabernacle. The Lord said to Moses, “You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.” (Exodus 25:2) We are grateful for those whose hearts have prompted them to give. It is incredibly humbling and exciting to have partners say yes to God’s promptings and support what He is doing among the youth in Ukraine.
Breakfast with Teammates
On Thanksgiving morning, we hosted a breakfast at our house for the Josiah Venture Ukraine country director and four Ukrainians, each of whom are our JV teammates! It was a great morning of conversation, food, football and getting to know them and their respective JV ministries. We are looking forward to doing ministry alongside them and learning from them when we get on the ground in Ukraine.
Lee and his band Phinehas have been on tour in Europe since November 25th. They are with 3 other bands on the tour (sharing a bus) – all of which are not following Jesus. It’s been a great opportunity to shine the light of Jesus! One of their stops on their tour was in Glasgow, Scotland where Tim Cheshire, the director of the Josiah Venture ministry EXIT Tour, lives. This is the ministry that we will be helping launch in Ukraine, and Lee had the chance to spend some time with Tim learning more about EXIT and hearing about the vision Tim has for the ministry. What a sweet time it was! Lee has 3 more shows left, then flies home December 19th.
How To Pray
•50% by December 31st: We are praying that God would provide 50% of our support by December 31st. Please join us as we pray boldly for God to prompt people’s hearts to give either monthly, one-time, or both.
•Good Wi-Fi: This might seem like a strange request, but Lee has had very poor Wi-Fi connections the last two weeks of his European tour. This makes it really hard for us to connect. Please pray for good Wi-Fi as he finishes out this tour.
•Salt & Light On The Road: Pray that Lee would be empowered by the Spirit to love and serve the bands he is on tour with. Pray for energy for him as he is not only playing in Phinehas, but also running sound for two of the other bands.
Thank you so much for your prayers! We could not do this without a team of people praying for this ministry, our marriage and for us.
If you would like to support our ministry through giving, just click the “Support By Giving” button below. All gifts to Josiah Venture made before December 31st will be tax-deductible for the 2016 tax year. And all gifts designated to our ministry will indeed go to our ministry.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!
Katie and Lee