Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Saipan Support Team Letter

Hi friends!

(If you are coming to this link from the Facebook event:  I posted this letter on my blog so you could each have a chance to look it over before Saturday.  This is a support team letter we are in the process of sending out, inviting others to join us in this mission.  Since we are meeting with you face-to-face, you will not be part of the mailing group receiving this letter.  If you want a hard copy, please let me know before Saturday and I will print one out for you!)  (O:

(If you stumbled across this from another venue:  Hello!  This is our support team letter inviting anyone interested to join us in our mission on Saipan.  There is lots of good information, so please read!  Feel free to ask any questions you may have or request further information.  Thanks for stopping by!)

Greetings!  We pray this letter finds you well.  The Lord has been faithful to our family during the past year.  He is doing many wonderful things, and we know He will continue to be faithful in 2012. 

We are so excited to share with you a challenging and incredible ministry opportunity God has presented to us.  After prayer and consideration, we have answered God’s calling and are moving to the Island of Saipan to work as full-time missionaries with the General Baptist International Missions organization.  We are excited to have this great opportunity to reach out and spread the Gospel to the people of Saipan while encouraging local Christians.  Jason will be working with the other ministers of Saipan Community Church as well as teaching at Saipan Community School.  Annie will stay home with Emilia while looking for new ways to reach out to mothers and young families in the community.    Ministering from this tiny Island gives us an opportunity to reach out to countries all across the Pacific Rim area: Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, and the Island of Truk, just to name a few.  People come to the Island for work which means we get a two to four year window to show them who Christ is and by His Grace send them back as missionaries in their own countries. We are initially signing on to serve for two years and are scheduled to leave in July 2012.

We are also excited to invite you to share in this ministry opportunity and be a part of our Support Team.  First and foremost, we ask you to cover us and this life-changing decision in your prayers.  Prayer is the fuel that will allow us to be successful as we follow God’s leading in ministry.  Please pray that God will prepare us for this venture and bless our efforts as we minister to the people of Saipan, and that their hearts will be open to our message.

We also need prayers that the financial needs for our missionary support will be met.  We would like to ask you to help this important ministry through a monetary donation.  We are striving to obtain 200 commitments of shares in only a few, short months.  One share is $10 per month which will equal $120 per year ($240 for the 2 year commitment).  In addition to the monthly donations, we also need to raise an additional $20,000 to cover travel, shipping and other expenses related to this move of faith.  Our departure date for Saipan is July 24, 2012.

To make it as easy as possible, we have included a Share Card to be completed and mailed in to start your partnership with us; a prepaid return envelope has also been included for your convenience.  Please mark the box to correspond with your committed number of shares, or use the empty space to write in another commitment amount.  We ask you to please consider committing to a minimum of 2 shares, and whenever possible, more shares as you feel led.  You can send a check for the first month, annual support amount, or one-time donation with the completed Share Card.  There are also options for online payments and monthly automatic withdrawals direct, if you prefer.  A copy of the authorization form to be completed for automatic withdrawals is included, for those who are interested.  Visit under the Giving tab for more information.  We are putting our trust in God to move in people’s hearts, leading them to donate to this life-changing mission.  For as little as $20-50+ a month, you can be a part of this exciting ministry and help us spread the message of Christ on Saipan as well as into many parts of Asia!

We thank you in advance for your prayers and donations.  May God bless you richly!

In Him,
Jason, Annie and Emilia Warren

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