Hello everyone, I just wanted to get back in communication with y ‘all. I need to tell you how much I appreciate each one of you. When the Covid hit in March, it changed everything for TIME in 2020. Because of Covid we had to make changes. In April, we began praying, planning and preparing for the immediate future of TIME. We developed a plan that would help TIME financially make it through 2020 and keep the doors open and utilities on.
In April, our team put together a blueprint to raise funds through the “Moving Forward Together” campaign during Founders Days, June 1-4. Then after Founders Days we had been praying about how to help those in need in the Dominican Republic and Mexico who are being devastated by the Covid. God inspired TIME to help with food and other needed resources. The Team gave this event a great name, “TIME TO EAT”
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER WITH JESUS.
The success of both fundraisers is phenomenal. We met the need for the home office with “Moving Forward Together”, all because of you. Some of you are new to giving to TIME, some of you have been committed supporters for years and years, and gave more of your resources to TIME, WOW! Because of your open hearts, willingness to give and your genuine love for Jesus, “MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER” was a success.
TIME TO EAT.
TIME continues to have needs; we help feed people. The need for basic foods in the Mexico and the DR is tremendous. Through your generosity and your relationship with Jesus, God has afforded us to serve 5000 meals in June and we expect an additional 5000 in July. Seventy-seven of your dollars feeds a family of 6 for one week. We have cost of about 58 cents per meal per person.
On behalf of all the staff, the missionaries and all of those who continue to take trips with TIME, thank you for helping us stay open and keep Zeral and Dorretta Brown’s vision for Short-Term-Mission alive.
Now you ask, what about 2021! Glad you asked.
We here at TIME are already booking tours for next year. Your participation in Short-Term Mission done through the ministry of TIME, will do more to keep time moving forward than anything else that you can do. Your support of our missionaries and projects for the local church in Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba pleases God.
Here are some of the ways that God is providing, so richly for TIME .
So, to sum it all up, God has been incredibly good to us. Me personally, I needed to go off payroll for TIME Ministries and God is richly blessed my wife's business. With just a few phone calls, customers that I was familiar with years ago supplied my family with the income we needed to replace monies that I was collecting from TIME. Our God is good.
So, I leave you with these challenges.
BUT MOST OF ALL
On behalf of the board, staff and all the missionaries, we love you and we thank you for helping and being so generous to TIME. We hope that God will bless you as you read this, and that God will continue to take care of you and your family during these difficult times.
Remember, ALL MISSIONS IS LOCAL, and TIME Ministries works with the local churches here in the States and aboard to help fulfill the Great Commission, which is, the love of Jesus announced to the world.
Thank you, God bless.
PS There are so many stories how God has blessed TIME. Your prayers have been so instrumental in these stories. THANKS!