There are three main ways you can pray for us
Our Walk with God
The most important thing for anyone is to maintain & develop one’s own relationship with God. However good anything else can be, it will suffer if this isn’t first. Please pray that we will always keep our eyes on God.
Growing as a Family
For all of us, our first ministry responsibility is that which we have to our own family. Pray that we would always be preferring & loving each other well, and growing closer together each day.
Working in Ministry
Finally, pray that we would be ever open to hearing God’s voice, that we may work out of what it is we feel He is leading us to – our ministry will only be effective if it is His ministry working through us.
Why do we need financial support?
As missionaries we do not receive any salary or wage from Pure Joy Missions; instead we trust God to provide our income through gifts from churches, family, and friends, as is seen in the New Testament with the giving of churches & individuals enabling the work of those out on the mission field.
We still have to pay rent & bills, provide our own food, clothing, bedding, etc., the same as everyone else, with some extra costs that we wouldn’t be paying back home, namely health insurance, international travel and processing fees, and things like residency paperwork.
We need people like you who are open to asking God & listening to hear if He is calling you to be a partner of this ministry through financial support.
Please would you first spend some time seriously praying about whether to become a financial supporter for us, to see if God is calling you to do so.
If you feel that He is asking you to support us at this time, please seek from Him what amount you should be giving – every person’s circumstances are different and so we cannot say how much you should try & support us by if you do feel called to do so.
For regular giving, you could start thinking from the price of a monthly phone contract (perhaps around £25/US$35/€30/GTQ250/RM135), but if you are in a position to give more & feel you should please do, and equally if you are only in a position to give less than that then a smaller amount is equally appreciated.
And if you are wanting to give a one-off gift then that is most welcome too, as we have larger one-off purchases, such as health insurance, travel costs, etc., that we need help with too.
If you do choose to become a financial supporter please get in touch using the contact form below to let us know, and we can make sure to be in touch as well ensure you are added to our mailing list.
Living away from home long-term can feel very disconnecting – missionaries can feel forgotten, not cared about and lose some of their sense of self-worth. Living in a new place can feel difficult at times too – a different culture, a different environment, a different language, and even different food can all be hard to adapt to. And ministry can also have periods of struggle – projects hitting obstacles, opposition, spiritual warfare, or just a season with no fruit can all be highly discouraging.
As such, sending encouragement can make a huge difference to those out on the field – simply getting in touch to let us know you are thinking about us, praying for us, or would like to catch up in some way can all be very uplifting. We are very blessed to live in a time when there are many ways that you can get in touch with us.
Sending us messages through E-mail, Facebook, WhatsApp, writing a note on our facebook wall, or using the form below to send us something are all great ways that we can hear from you. Some of our personal contact details are on our individual profile pages on this site.
We may not have internet as strong as in the UK (and sometimes the power goes out completely), but we are usually able to hold down a video call through Skype, Facebook or WhatsApp, and love this way to catch up and find out how you are doing face-to-face.
During our time in missions we’ve had a few people come out to visit us and see this part of the world. If you find yourself coming to Guatemala or very close by, it’s always great to see people we know, and we would love to be able to play host and show you around.