Getting Closer

Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

March was a busy month for the Scheirer Family.  Over spring break, a test flight from Raleigh, NC to Chicago, IL went well for the boys.  We drove through a midwestern spring of snow and ice to get to Beth’s hometown of Normal, Illinois. Braving the storm was worth it for we were greatly encouraged by the responses to ministry presentations we made at Beth’s home church.  Seeing church family Beth has known her whole life, friends and kin support what God has called us to made it clear God is trusting us more each day. We just feel so blessed to play a small part in the work Africa Inland Mission has been doing in Africa since 1895.

We also listed our home on March 20 and had eight showings and four offers in the first 24 hours!  In addition to a quick sale, we are renting from the buyer after we close and can stay put until we leave on July 9th (praise God)!  As you can imagine, we have gone through various emotions in this part of the process. We are so thankful for the blessing of a quick sale and gracious buyer, yet there are times we just aren’t sure how to let go of the space that has become our home.

When you let go of something for God, he always has another door for you to walk through.  This August we will walk through a new door and into a new home. Our family will grow from four to twenty four and our hearts are excited to meet the amazing students God will entrust to us for this time. Pray these students will see Christ in us and know they are loved each day.

We are so thankful to our family and loved ones who continue to sacrifice their time and resources to support our ministry.  Through the prayer and financial support of many amazing people, God has helped us secure $33,000 of the required $35,000 in outgoing expenses.  We have also secured close to $3,700 of the required $5,800 each month.  Our focus at this time is meeting with those interested in helping us reach our goal of $54,000 in order to purchase a vehicle in Africa and contributing consistently on a monthly basis.  This dream is so close to becoming a reality! We are blown away, amazed, humbled, and honored people believe so much in what we are doing to share the love of Jesus Christ.

If you would like to take an active role in God’s redemptive work in Africa, please consider joining our team. Your generosity will greatly impact our family, Rift Valley Academy students and families, and lives across the continent of Africa.

The more we have stepped out with our faith, the more God has stepped in. He is our provider and it is evident through the people He has placed in our life. Thank you all for the generosity you have shown our family.

https://usgiving.aimint.org/missionary/1052720

 

 

 

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