Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Family Camp

We don't have too much to share today, but we just want to keep you updated on what's going on!

Monday was the first day that we have ever spoke in front of a group of people. We think that it went pretty well for the first time! We got the privilege to share our story at the north district Wesleyan church family camp. There were a few hundred people there. We were so nervous! But I believe that the Lord spoke through us! We have been able to connect with some people and hopefully we will be able to make connections to get into churches. Sean and I have both been able to spend time helping in the children's program which has been really fun. The camp goes until Sunday, so we will keep you updated on how things are going :) Keep praying!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Time to jump in!

We just recently received our budget and our prayer cards (the 2 things we were waiting on) so we are now ready to jump in full force to fund raise. We also are in contact with the church we will be working with in Yeppoon, Australia and we have been given more defined roles of what we will be doing. Yeppoon Wesleyan Methodist church has about 100 people with ages ranging from 6 months to 80+ years and the average age is 43. The town has about 15,000 people and is near Rock Hampton. There is already a children's ministry in place but they are lacking the leadership to coordinate everything and they want someone to start building relationships with parents. So, I (Sam) will be coming alongside the people who are already running the ministry and begin leading. I can't wait!!!

Right now the church is trying to start a new youth venue. Currently they have a youth service once a month at night. They would like to increase this with Sean's help. Sean will mostly be working with building a worship team for that and leading discipleship groups with the youth and young adults. We're working with the Pastor of our church in Australia to fine tune his role a bit.

Our budget is between $65,000-66,000 a year. Right now we are calling churches and trying to set appointments with churches to come speak and raise money. We are also thinking of having a golf tournament and a massage day to raise money. We would really appreciate your prayers during this time. We know that we serve a faithful God and he has not let us down yet. If you have any ideas of churches who we can contact or any other ideas we'd appreciate your thoughts. You can email us at

Well...that's it for now! We will continue to keep you updated as we find out more information.