It’s easy to overlook the value of a dollar.  When you think of what a dollar can buy, value menus and dollar stores often come to mind. However, in a developing nation a dollar goes a long way and can make a huge difference in the lives of people.  

Last year when we felt in our hearts to launch a base in South America, we knew we couldn't do it on our own, so we put together a team of people who would commit to partner with us for the first year.  We created the Operational Support Team, which became the backbone to all that was accomplished this year at Go  It is the faithfulness of this team that allows us to plan and make financial commitments for various types of ministry outreaches. We believe in being good stewards of the finances entrusted to us and so having a baseline budget that we know we can count on monthly, allows us to maximize the use of these dollars.  The end of this one year giving commitment is quickly approaching and so we are looking to add new team members for 2013/2014.

The true value in this team is not measured in the dollar amounts given, but rather in the commitment level that is associated with those dollars.  We understand that people are able to give varying amounts, so there is a place on the team for everyone, with the majority of team members contributing just $1 a day.  The combined gifts made by the Support Team serve as the lifeblood of Go

Were it not for the faithfulness of the Support Team we would not have been able to launch the base this last year.  Their faithfulness was an extreme blessing that allowed us to focus on expanding the footprint of the Gospel here in Ecuador.  The truth is that as we head into our 2nd year of overseas operations, some members of our Support Team have opted to renew their partnership and others have not.  This reality has left the base at approximately a $2,400 monthly budget shortfall.  We are currently assembling the Operational Support Team for 2013/2014, our goal is to have all the members in place by August 15th.  

To the right is a graph that represents the spots we must fill in order to complete base funding for 2013/2014.  Would you consider joining the Support Team to help further the work of Go this coming year?  If you are ready to join the team simply CLICK HERE to select your spot on the team and make your first donation. 

Thank you for your prayerful consideration in partnering with Christa and I for the next year as we continue the work that's been started down here.  It's far beyond cliche to say that we truly can not do this alone and it means so much to us to have the support of people back home who believe in us. 

To see what last year’s Operational Support Team was a part of, check out the Year In Review below: