Tuesday, June 26, 2012

April 30, 2012 - Confirmed as Career Missionaries

Steve & Alene Burgert's Ministry

We are so grateful for your interest and involvement in our mission service at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya. Many of you have partnered with us in generous, thoughtful and creative ways, and have truly empowered us for this calling. During this time in the U.S., we will be visiting as many of you as possible to share and celebrate what the Lord has done in our lives and yours these past months.
We are thrilled to let you know that on March 13th, we were confirmed by World Gospel Mission to continue to serve as career missionaries at Tenwek Hospital. We are eager to return to Kenya after our current Home Ministry Assignment.
Our return to service in Kenya will depend on new and renewed partnerships - both in prayer and finances. Our first 2½ years on the mission field have given us a good estimate for our future budget. With our transition to career status, the inflation in Kenya, and expanded field ministry activities, our budget requirements are now significantly increased by $2,435.00 per month - which is a 43% increase over what we needed before. We are obligated to demonstrate to our mission agency (World Gospel Mission) that we have commitments from our partners for this increased monthly support before we will be allowed to return to the mission field, which we pray will be in October 2012.
We are asking if you will consider a new level of partnership:  1) in prayer, which is crucial to us and this work; and 2) in a new or increased financial commitment. Attached you will find our new prayer card with updated information and current ministry-related prayer requests. You can print this up or let us know your US Mailing address and we will mail you the folded postcard. It has a convenient tear-off card for you to specify or re-commit your participation with our mission. Every contribution, whether small or large, is critical.
For those of you who have been faithful supporters, THANK YOU, and please let us hear from you again with your continuing commitment. For ALL of you, we are praying that you will consider a new level of partnership, as the Lord leads you.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:4-5 NIV
Together with you in Christ’s service,
Steve & Alene Burgert

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