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 a salary 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 come from being in missions, such as international travel, and residency fees,
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.
Why can you do?
Please would you take some uninterrupted time somewhere quiet to intentionally pray about whether God is calling you to become a ministry partner through financial support.
If you feel that He is calling you to partner with 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 with.
For regular giving, we can share with you that our average support amount is around £35/month ($50 / €40 / Q350 / RM200) with most of those supporting us giving in the £25-£50 range ($35-$70 / €30-€60 / Q275-Q550 / RM150-RM300), so we invite you to start thinking & praying from there – but if you feel God is calling you to give more then please do, and equally if you feel Him leading you to an amount that is less than that then that is good too – whatever the Lord calls you to give.
If you want to give a one-off gift then that is most welcome too, as it can help with the one-off expenses that we need help with too.
If you do feel God is calling to become a ministry partner in this way at this time then please get in touch with us using the contact form below to let us know, and we can make sure to be in touch as well as ensure you are added to our mailing list.
May God bless you and speak clearly to you as you go to Him in prayer about ministry partnership!
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, Messenger, 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.
Our internet may not be 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, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc., 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 want to come to visit Guatemala or happen to be close, it’s always great to see people we know, and we would love to be able to play host and show you around.