Saturday, December 26, 2015

Come and Dream With Us...

 2015 has been quite the year for our family.  As always, it has been full of adventure.  We have had some really high, highs and some really low, lows.  I can look back over the year with joy and peace seeing God's Hand through it all.  More than anything, I just feel really grateful.

As we end this year, I wanted to share an opportunity for you to be a part of the mission of Beyond Survival to create opportunities for others to thrive and be a conduit of hope. It's our dream and desire to connect real resources with real needs in Swaziland.  Our journey is coming up on 10 years now.  We couldn't have imagined how our lives would be changed.

We have two ministries in Swaziland that we have been developing relationships with that I want to highlight for you.  I'd love for you to prayerfully consider investing in them and see if God would have you meet one or more of their needs.  As you know, Beyond Survival exists to be an advocate and conduit of resources and blessings to those in need in Swaziland, Africa.

First, ABC(Abandoned Babies for Christ) is a ministry that Rick was exposed to on his very first trip in 2006.  Since that time, our hearts have fully connected to the Richter family and the work they are doing.  We have watched their faithfulness over the last 9 years through many ups and downs in their ministry.  We are fully confident in their integrity and want to share opportunities with you to join in the work they are doing.  We created this Summary of their ministry and needs.  Check out this information: 

 Secondly, on Rick's trip last summer, he visited El Shaddai for the first time.  He was very impressed by their ministry and made aware of the many needs that they have.  Charmain and her daughter are in the trenches of orphan care and ministry.  They literally live out their lives loving on orphans and vulnerable children.  We believe in them and want to help their ministry.  You can read about the work they are doing and the needs that they have:

As 2015 comes to a close, we look forward to next year and celebrating the 10th year of Beyond Survival.  We so appreciate all of you who have been a part of the last 10 years.  ABC Ministry and El Shaddai are just two of the places we are investing in the country of Swaziland.  If you are looking for a place for your year-end giving, we would love to take your investment and pour it into the lives of these ministries and the other opportunities that God opens up to Beyond Survival in 2016.  Follow this link to donate online:  Beyond Survival Year-End Giving

If you would like  for me to send these executive summaries to you,  or you would like to donate directly to these ministries, please message me.  We are looking forward to what God will do in 2016.  We can't believe it's been 10 years since that first trip.  Our lives and family are forever transformed from that first trip.  If you want to join us on Beyond Survival's 10-year anniversary trip, mark your calendars for June 11th to 22nd, 2016! :-)