Edwards Family via Crowdrise
January 08, 2016
BENEFITING: BROADWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC
EVENT DATE: Feb 15, 2016
I hope this letter finds you and yours well and blessed. Life in Tatabanya has been and continues to be full of surprises and opportunities and we’re thankful to be a part of what the Lord is doing in this city. We want to continue to participate in the most faithful manner possible. That’s why you’re receiving this letter. Since 1993 we’ve lived here in Hungary, taking a 4-year break while serving at Broadway Christian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. So many things have changed! Our family has grown (and grown). Richard and Fruzsi have become a part of our family and we see the fruit of His love in their lives.
You’re receiving this letter because we need your help.
Here’s our dilemma: while our family has grown, our home has not, nor has our income. PLEASE understand that our immediate needs have always been met by our $25,000 annual income (thank you!). However, we believe we need to establish a plan for the future. Our current finances haven’t allowed us to make more than minimal investments in any kind of savings. More immediately pressing is the lack of room for our family. Our 900 square-foot 2-bedroom home wasn’t built to accommodate seven people. After much prayer and consideration, we believe it’s time for us to find a bigger home.
The current economic climate is favorable for such an endeavor. The exchange rate is 30% higher than a year ago, so a US dollar buys more. Housing costs in Hungary are at a 15-year low. Houses that sold for $200,000 dollars a few years ago are half that price today. We truly believe if we’re to remain in Hungary for another 10 to 20 years (which is what we believe we’ve been called to do) then it’s time to plan accordingly.
Here’s where we need your help: We need to raise at least $35,000 to purchase a bigger home. This will provide the room we desperately need for our family and for our ministry. We believe this is the best way to not only meet our immediate needs but to help us establish a strong plan for the future.
While support has never been a subject I’ve been comfortable discussing, we’ve reached the place where our need outweighs my discomfort. So we’re asking: are you willing and able to help us reach this goal? Would you prayerfully consider doing so? To me, it seems like a huge undertaking, but if only 200 people could give $175, we could accomplish what we believe is the right thing to do.
Or perhaps another way to break it down would be: 1 giving $5,000 // 2 giving $2,500 // 4 giving $1,000 // 10 giving $500 // 24 giving $250 // 100 giving $100.
All donations given here will be channeled though our home church, Broadway Christian in Fort Wayne, IN. This allows you to recieve a tax deductable reciept and keeps the whole process accoutable and transparent.
We thank you for your continued prayers, they are so very, very much appreciated and necessary. And we thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration and financial participation in this next step of our ministry here in Hungary.