Happy 2019, partners! We are very excited to write with you with news of what has been accomplished and what is to come!
We finished 2018 strong with a great matching campaign that put us into a great position moving forward. By the end of December, we were only short 10 partnerships- 6 $100/ month commitments, and 4 $50 a month commitments to meet full funding! With a great majority of our support raised, and a number of other factors, such as great ticket prices and opportunities to buy many things we will need from missionaries leaving the field, we consulted with the leadership of FIRE, and they have released us to move forward with the timing of leaving by March (provided all things can fall into place in this time)! Thank you to all of you for making this possible! It has been a very long time that we have been working towards this and we are very excited to finally step into this new season.
After the initial excitement, however, there was also a realization of how quickly this actually is. We are around 6-7 weeks out. There is so much to do! We are continuing to raise funds to finish up the last portion we need, getting work permits, visas, reviewing what we packed and repacking, sending barrels ahead of us, booking flights, visiting friends and family, and the list goes on. We appreciate many of you who are joining with us in prayer during this time, and we have included a prayer list in the box…thank you for agreeing with us for these things as we step into this new season.
Love The Noahs
Agree with us in prayer:
-That we will know which steps to take at what time and every step would be ordered.
-That Work Permits, and then Visas are processed quickly.
-For the emotions of each family member as we move forward.
-For the many details, including housing, furniture, cars, supplies, etc. to come together quickly and that we would have wisdom for each decision.
-For the final bit of funding to be committed.
With an incoming $20 partnership we rearranged the numbers to provide more $20 spots. We now need 14 churches, businesses, or individuals to come alongside us and partner with us:
-4 at $100/ month
-6 at $50/ month
-4 at $20/ month
About Jonathan & April Noah
Our vision is to Empower, Equip, Exhort, and Encourage the local people and ministries of Eastern Africa. So, as to become self-sustaining in order to further the kingdom of God, our heart is to see people be radically changed by the power of the gospel. We believe in having a strong relationship with the local church and partnering with the people there to change the region and the world. One of our focuses will be on providing training, mentoring and partnership of pastors and educators in Eastern Africa while we are based in Tanzania.