Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dear NMI Friends. . .

Just a few short weeks have passed since our NMI Convention!  I hope you were able to be there to be inspired by our missionaries, Dean Flemming, Monte Cyr, and our creative access missionaries.  It was a whirlwind, but a great day!  I’m in the middle of kid’s camps, family reunions, and getting ready to send our firstborn, Joanna, off to college. Lots of bittersweet days here!

There are several things I need to share with you today.  First of all, for those who did NOT receive the NMI resource CD or the prayer calendar at convention, I have enclosed them with this mailing.  If you need additional copies, please let me know.

I am also including a survey – just for my own benefit.  I really value your input and wish to make NMI as helpful to you as possible.  One of the important things in the survey is information on your contact preferences – email, US Mail, etc.   Our NMI Secretary, Sharron Sankovich, will be using a new email service to help with our electronic communication.   But, if you prefer receiving paper mail, that’s great – we just want to make sure we are able to get news into your hands!

Also – if you purchased, or are thinking of purchasing the Living Mission Adult Education curriculum – it has lots of information about Clean Water! 

Remember Living Mission has a Facebook group,  it has lots of great resources to help you as you plan.  As you may know, our children are raising money right now for the Haiti Water Project.  This may be a good resource to help your children (and you) be more aware of the problem – and to raise the funds they are working for!

Speaking of Haiti Water Project, we have just a few short weeks left to raise money for this project for our children.  Of course, you can always contribute to Haiti Water Project, but the monies for our children’s project will be collected at our Children’s Mission Day, to be held on October 22!  

Yes – this is a change.  We are trying to get away from the unpredictable weather of February!  This cuts short our time to raise money for this year’s project, but I know you will do your very best to make this happen. (Check out the stealable store from HWP for ideas) If you are using your VBS offerings for this project, please do not send them to Kansas City.  Send them North Central Ohio , or better yet, bring them to Children’s Mission Day in October!

Please pray for one of our district missionaries, David & Sylvia Potter. Just days before their return to Vanuatu, Sylvia was diagnosed with breast cancer.  They cancelled their return flight and, as I’m writing this letter, she has just come out of surgery.  I know they would appreciate your prayers.

If this is a new area of ministry for you – welcome!  I trust you will find this a fulfilling way to serve the Lord.  Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you in any way.

Serving with Your for His Kingdom,


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