Monday, March 1, 2010


The word "partnership" is a popular term in fund raising circles.  Often, its just a polite euphemism for "give me money!"  The cynic in me didn't want to use it as we began raising support for Malawi.  Then, I read the Bible.  That's always dangerous for my cynicism.

In Philippians 1:5, Paul described his relationship with the Philippian church as a "partnership in the Gospel."  Maybe the Greek sounded hipper, but Paul envisioned his connection to this community as a partnership.  This description isn't just for first-century believers.  All Christians are connected by the message and the mission of Jesus.  This connection extends around the globe even to places like Malawi.

God has given us an amazing opportunity to participate in this Gospel connection with the Malawian church.  We're asking you to be a part of it as well.  We need you to pray.  We need you to give.  When you give, you don't just contribute funds to us.  You join us in a partnership in the Gospel.

(On the right side of the page, there are links to pages that detail our financial needs and explain how to give.)

1 comment:

  1. Jess and Jon,
    We're excited to join the Lord in His work as we partner with the Gospel and join you in your journey to Malawi.
    We pray daily that God will strengthen you and provide you with the skills necessary to complete all those thousand and one things you have to do before the plane taxis down the runway in August. We pray for you individually, and as a family as you make preparations to go. We pray that the Lord will bless your children in a special way as they become missionary kids in a foreign land.
    God Bless You!
    Love and Prayers,
    Mom and Dad