Heroes on my support team
Yesterday, I blogged about why I raise support for a living. Karen and I have about 40 people who regularly give to our support. Many give sacrificially. Only God knows what it has cost them. It is my goal to give them the highest “SROI”
possible (SROI = spiritual return on investment). I want to be for them that penny stock that
shattered all expectations. They have held us up throughout the years when we would have otherwise collapsed.
While every one of our supporters deserves some kind of a plaque
of appreciation, I’d like to highlight a few of them:
David and Connie
Means have known me since I was wrestling at 98 pounds on the Hickman high
school team in Colombia, MO. That was 35
years ago and they are the only couple from our home church to continue to
support us (beside my parents). Dave
does this in spite of having battled a heart condition for many years. They are unsung heroes to us.
Dick and Iris Stewart
are among our best prayer partners. We
met Iris 13 years ago on a project to Mexico and have been so blessed by the
way she loves to pray for us. Who knows
how many battles she’s fought on our behalf. She has a special burden to pray for Leah and gathers prayer partners in Rockwall, TX to pray for me.
Ralph, Nancy, and
Edith Reisler. Karen’s mom comes
from a faith-filled farming family in northern Maryland. Her uncle and aunts have consistently backed
us since we first went out to Indonesia in 1980. Lately we’ve been praying for Nancy as she’s
been very sick.
There are so many others we’d like to honor. Though they’re sending us we take them with
us everywhere we go.
If you’d like to join our team, we send out a monthly letter
and would be glad to put you on the list, contact me and
let me know.