A BIG thank you for your continued financial and prayer support. Your heart for missions is greatly appreciated!
Itineration and Financial Update:We have been visiting as many as possible since arriving back in the States. It is always fun to renew friendships and build new ones during itineration. We are currently at 94% of our needed monthly commitments. As soon as we have 100% in signed commitments, we will be cleared to begin our return to South Africa. Right now, we only need $450 more per month and $14,000 in cash. If you are a church or individual who has been wanting to join our monthly support team, need to renew, or wish to give a one-time offering, please consider doing so now. A link to our website to help lead you through the process: https://www.kirkmarlenespain.com/giving.html
We are grateful for new partners and are thankful for our faithful supporters as we strive to reach our 100% goal.
**Request – Automatic Monthly Credit Card Donations
In recent months we have noticed some monthly commitments lapsing. One reason could be because of expired cards. We were notified by AG Contributor Services that they do not notify the cardholder when a card expires, changes number, etc. and the monthly amount is not processed. Link to our giving page: s1.ag.org/kirkspain Thanks!
Ministry Update – Change on Return to South Africa:When we return to South Africa, we will be changing our ministry focus. Our primary focus will move us away from working at the Bible School. Although still teaching some, we have been asked to lead a team of missionaries in partnering with the International Assemblies of God (IAG) in what is being called Healthy Pastor & Healthy Church. Our focus will be on building relationships with pastors, churches, and districts to partner with them for continued church health for church planting. Our vision is that there will be a viable, healthy, Pentecostal church within walking distance of every South African. Healthy pastors lead healthy churches that plant NEW healthy churches. Please pray with us as we partner with the IAG national leadership in this initiative.
If all goes well with finishing up our monthly commitments and cash offerings, we aim to be back in South Africa by August 2019.
- South Africa visas – Be able to get our visas in a timely manner without problems
- Finishing up our itineration and financial goals
- Family – as we leave our kids and granddaughter
- IAG Healthy Pastor/Church initiative on return to South Africa
Kirk and Marlene Spain – AGWM South Africa – firstname.lastname@example.org