Dear Pastors, Partners, & Praying Friends,
How blessed we are to know that â€œthe goodness of God endureth continually.â€ No matter what circumstances, trials, or problems come our way, we know God is working all things for our good. Therefore, we will continue to â€œtrust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.â€
The Lord has continued to bless our deputation efforts throughout another month of traveling full-time. Over the last 15 months, He has kept us safe as we have driven over 60,000 miles and been to 168 churches within 13 states.Â This has allowed us to finish the month of March at 72% of our support!
We are excited to be at 72% and are eager to get to China.Â Our goal is to be at full support and leave for the field on August 10 of this year. It is a blessing to see churches partner with us each month, and we are looking forward to seeing those who will partner with us in the near future. Based on our average amount of supportÂ we only need 20 more churches to partner with us to reach full support!
Also,Â we have received several gifts for our setup fund. We have been provided with the funds for the following items: Vehicle (received $2,000 so far), Hotel Cost, Basic Furniture, Visas, Dryer, Shipping Expense (received $500 so far), Refrigerator, and Washer.
We still have several items that we need funds in hand for. The itemsÂ still neededare:
- Three Airplane Tickets: $4,200 – Around $1,400 total per person.
- Rent for a Year: $6,000 â€“ Our rent for the entire year has to be paid up front.
- Customs: $2,000 â€“ Miscellaneous custom expense.
- Shipping Expense: $1,000 Still Needed.
- Stove: $1,100
- Vehicle: $3,000 Still needed.
Finally, please continue to pray for my wife and the condition with the baby. We have been so overwhelmed by the love of Godâ€™s people over the past few weeks. We have received so many words of encouragement from our friends, families, church, supporting and non-supporting churches, and people we have never met. I want to take a moment to sayÂ THANK YOU for your prayers and words of encouragement!
Thank you for being a part of our team, Project China, with your prayer and financial support!
The Tolson Family