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Ministry Partnership    August 2015

EVERYONE'S been asking!

Dear friends and family,
Wow, what an adventure all this missionary stuff has been so far!  It's amazing to be a part of the Body of Christ and watch as God uses YOU, our friends and family to do His work! 
THANK YOU for signing up for........AND reading our newsletters!  As we are working to meet our September Goal of 25% many of you have been asking, "Just what do you guys need? What is "O&P" and when do you need monthly support to begin?  When are you planning on leaving for language school?  When do you need to reach full support?"
That's what this mid-month Nica News is all about!  We will do our best to answer all the questions that you've had!  Please read on and if you have more questions use our contact info at the bottom to shoot us an email or call us!
Waiting to serve and serving while waiting,
Prayerfully,
Chad & Rachel Strong

"O&P" Oufit & Passage
 

Outfit & Passage, "O&P", is the money that we need to have on hand when it comes time for us to leave for the field (leaving for language school IS leaving for the field). This money will be used to get us to Nicaragua and help us set up our home.
During language school we will not have time to raise more funds.  ABWE requires that we have our monthly support AND our O&P fully funded to leave for language school.  Upon completion of language school we will have what we need to immediately leave for Nicaragua It is most beneficial in our development of learning the Spanish language to get to the field as quickly as possible.
 
Our total O&P is $57,500.  We will need to raise 100% of this total amount before we leave for language school.  Currently we have 30% of our O&P.  

As we develop monthly financial partners, (see below for more information on MFP's) the support they give each month will go into our O&P account because we are not drawing on our account at this time.  Our plan is that Chad will continue working at Joe Hunt & Associates for most of our pre-field journey. By doing this we can raise our O&P funds quickly.  Chad's employer, Joe Hunt, is a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and has supported us above and beyond what we could have imagined any employer doing.  He is allowing Chad very flexible hours and continues to be an encouragement to both of us as we set out on this adventure.  What a blessing it is to see the Body of Christ come together to work for His Glory in His time!

"Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and have not caught anything.  But, because YOU SAY SO I will let down the nets."'   Luke 5:5

Monthly Financial Partners
 

We need partners that feel led by the Lord to support our work in the ministries of Nicaragua.  Along wih praying for us and reading our monthly newsletters, monthly financial partners commit to giving a specific amount monthly.  

Our monthly support need is $8,235.32.  We are currently at 12%!
To see where we are in meeting our goals and keep up to date on how we're doing, check out our Ministry Partner Goal page on our website.  
http://www.thestrongfamilyabwe.com/#!ministry-partner-goals/c14km

****ALL funds given as a One Time Donation OR a Monthly Commintment are tax deductible.

When & What 

 
September 2015 - Support Goal 25%
September 2015 - 2 Week Training
January 2015 - Support Goal 50%
May 2016 - Support Goal 75%
June 2016 - 4 Week Training (****Must be at 50% support to attend)
July 2016 - 2 Week Training
October 2016 - 85% Support
November 2016 - 2 Week Training
(****Must be at 85% support to attend)

100%Support, 100% O&P ****Must achieve to leave for language school
December 2016 - Off to language school
January 2017 - Begin Language School
December 2017 - Complete Language School
January 2018 - Leave for Nicaragua

What We Need

 
  • PRAYER Please pray for us!  The day after we send out a newsletter is always the best!  haha, cause you are all praying! We are SOOOO thankful for you!
     
  • 100% O&P You can partner with us by giving a one time donation toward our O&P.  You can go to the donate page on our website to make a one time donation.
    http://www.thestrongfamilyabwe.com/#!partner-in-giving/cxsm
     
  • 100% Monthly Financial Partners We need partners to begin their support now so that the monthly support can go toward our O&P.  We MUST reach our Monthly Financial Partner goals to qualify to attend certain trainings and to stay on track for our departure to the field.  Check out how we're doing and see how YOU can partner with us on our Goals page!  http://www.thestrongfamilyabwe.com/#!ministry-partner-goals/c14km
     
  • Enclosed Trailer We are looking for an enclosed trailer to borrow or rent for about 10 months.  We don't get much traffic here at our house so we'd like to have a yard sale somewhere else come spring.  I don't have room to store all the sale stuff, especially with one of our bedrooms becoming a bathroom. Putting it in a trailer would be great for us!
     
  • Churches We need churches to partner with us financially.  If your church would like to hear about the ministry opportunities in Nicaragua, please email us so that we can get in touch with them!
    http://www.thestrongfamilyabwe.com/#!contact-us/c1ui

 
Sending Church:
West Windsor Baptist Church
Pastor Brian King

Email: brian.king@wwbcny.org
Phone: 607-775-0015


Our mailing address is:
Chad & Rachel Strong
25 Barnes Road 
Windsor, NY 13865

Web: thestrongfamilyabwe.com
Email: crstrong@abwe.cc
Phone: 607-231-1575
Chad & Rachel Strong
Pre-field missionaries with ABWE (Association of Baptists for Worldwide Evangelism) to the field of Nicaragua.