In the early days of American history a pastor spoke about missions to his congregation. He made an appeal for someone to take the gospel to the unreached masses of Asia. The call to missions at that time was also a call to die. Many missionaries died on the field due to disease, difficult living conditions and hostility toward the gospel. The church sat in silence as the pastor pleaded for someone to take up the challenge.

At last, a young woman spoke up and said “I’ll go.” The young woman was also the pastor’s only daughter and child. As the tears streamed down his face, the pastor committed his own daughter to the mission field. He sent her out with the knowledge that he may never see her again.

When each of our children were born, Janet and I committed them to the Lord. Our desire has always been that they follow Jesus wherever He might lead them. As a result, we now have one son, Jonathan, and his family serving the Lord in Uganda, Africa. And more recently, our son, Jacob, and his family have answered God’s call to serve in Haiti. They will begin their ministry to Haiti in April.

We are grateful for God’s call in the lives of all of our children. At the same time, our financial needs have increased as we send them out. Your support will help meet the growing needs of our ministry and take the gospel to thousands of people. If you are not yet a part of our support team, I ask that you prayerfully consider doing so this month. Help us send them out.

– Rick