Dear Pastors, Partners, & Praying Friends,
We are so excited to report that because of the Lordâ€™s blessings, your faithful prayers and faithful support it is our desire, by faith, to leave for the field on August 10, 2010. We only need about 36 more supporting churches until we are on our way to preach the Gospel and plant churches in the largest nation on Earth!
We ask that you will be in prayer with us, about the following, as we make our final preparations here in the States:
-My ordination â€“ February 18, 2010
-Natashaâ€™s pregnancy & a healthy new baby â€“ Due June 27, 2010
-We are currently at 60% of our support and we only need about 36 more churches to partner with us financially to reach our final goal by August 2010. If your church does not currently support us, would you prayerfully consider being one of these 36 churches?
Also, we are now raising funds for our â€œSetup Fund.â€ There are many specific things that we need to have funds in hand for prior to arriving and once we arrive on the field. We have had several generous donations made but are still in need of the following items to help us relocate and get started (all cost are approximated based on our survey trip):
1) Four Airplane Tickets: $5,600 â€“ Around $1,400 total per person.
2) Rent for a Year: $6,000 – Our rent for the entire year has to be paid up front.
3) Hotel Cost: $420 â€“ We will rent a hotel until we can find an apartment to rent.
4) Visas: $630 â€“ This is $210 per person to get our Visas.
5) Customs: $2,000 â€“ Miscellaneous custom expense.
6) Basic Furniture: $1,500 â€“ Beds, couches, Table, chairs, etc.
7) Visit our website, www.projectchina.org for more items and details!
Feel free to give for these specifically or just a general gift of any amount. Send all gifts to Vision Baptist Missions, P.O. Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009 with â€œTolson Setup Fundâ€ as the subject. Also, please note if you are giving for a specific expense. All gifts are tax deductible.
We will keep you informed of all items provided for on our website (www.projectchina.org) and in future prayer letters. Everything is underway, and we canâ€™t wait until we are on the field making His Name known!
Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayer and financial support!
The Tolson Family
December in Review
-December was our 12th month on full-time deputation.
-We were able to be in 5 churches.
-We added 3 new supporters!
-We are currently at 60% of our support!
-We drove 2,107.6 miles and were in 4 states: OH, TN, WV, & VA.