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God calls all His children to be co-workers with Him in the building of His kingdom. (Mk. 16:15) He calls some to "go!" and serve in full-time ministry, commanding that those who preach the gospel in this way should receive their living from it (1 Cor. 9:14). He raises others to support those full-timers, blessing them with an abundance of wealth so that they can be generous in this way. (2 Cor. 9:11)

Prayer needs

Financial needs

We are currently engaged in several projects as we continue the work of building Refúgio and prepare to receive people for counseling, discipleship, and training:

  1. Finishing construction on the library/offices

  2. Planning and construction of guest housing

Here are some of our most pressing financial needs:

  1. Our monthly support income is below what we need to survive (let alone spend on ministry). Now that we are settled into our own place our budget is significantly tighter.


We praise the Lord for his answers to prayer in the big and small things:

  1. In April 2011 we finally moved into our own apartment!

  2. Taara received her permanent residence documents.

  3. We were blessed to have a car given to us by David’s parents.