Dear Family and Friends,
Last month I wrote about the exciting changes coming to our family and our Navigator Army ministry. After six years of ministering at Fort Bragg, we are transferring to Fort Lewis, Washington. Today I am writing to ask for your help in raising the funds needed to make this move from North Carolina to Washington!
Why Are We Moving?
One of the Navigator Army Mission’s top goals of is to establish vibrant communities ministering to soldiers at every major Army post within the next ten years. A strategic analysis of needs found that Fort Lewis topped the list! Having seen God bless the local work at Fort Bragg and provide leadership for its continuation, Jane and I felt the Lord wanted us to help spearhead a new venture at Fort Lewis.
In Mark 1:38 Jesus told his disciples, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” We feel the same way! As the people we minister to are willing to go where the need is greatest, we want to do the same.
What’s going on at Fort Lewis?
As we mentioned in our last letter, Fort Lewis is one of the largest military reservations in the United States. The post houses several of the Army’s elite fighting units, including three brigades of the 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker), 1st Special Forces Group, and 2/75th Rangers. With the coming changes dictated by the government’s BRAC plans (Base Realignment and Closures), Fort Lewis will soon exceed 35,000 active duty soldiers and become the fifth largest US Army post worldwide!
We head out to Lewis trusting God to use us to establish a vibrant local community where soldiers come to Christ, become rooted in their faith, and receive training to live as missionaries in their units, on deployments, and beyond their time in the Army.
What Are Our Financial Needs?
We must raise $8,670 to cover the total cost of moving. This includes all shipping costs and expenses incurred moving a family of six 3,000 miles “across the fruited plain!”
Would you prayerfully consider giving toward this need? We will need gifts of $50, $100, $250, and even $500 and $1,000. I will forward your gift to our Navigator account and let you know how God provides.
Thanks in advance for standing with us in your prayers and giving!
Yours in Christ,
P.S. To give, please make your check payable to The Navigators and mail it along with the enclosed card in the envelope provided. Your gift is needed by May 21st to help us make our move date of early June. Thanks!
(NOTE: Remember to include the Navigator logo, your first and last name, address, phone, and e-mail.)