Thursday, August 30, 2007

YMI Update

Hey Everyone,

I know it's been a while since I last updated you on what God has been doing in our lives and ministry, so I'd like to do that in this e-mail.

Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us this summer, it's been a very active and productive summer for the Lord. Below is a snapshot of what we did...

* July - Lead a missions team from Lakeshore to Reynosa, MX
* July - Presented "Personal Leadership Development" Seminar to YMI Missionaries - Redding, CA
* August - Presented YMI vision at a concert with the band "Second Chance"
* August - Lead an adventure week with Lakeshore in Bradley, WV
* August - Spoke at Revolution Youth Service in Greece NY

God was very gracious to us this summer as we saw Him use us in great ways for His glory, thanks to all who have been praying for us as we finish strong at Lakeshore and trust God to build the base for the future with YMI.

To bring you up to date on what our transition looks like to this point. I'll be on full time staff at Lakeshore until September 2nd, and then after that will go to half time (Tuesday-Thursday) with Lakeshore and Half Time (Weekends to minister in churches) with YMI. We are currently at about 30% support with YMI and will begin receiving a salary check from them (they have been accumulating the support that has come in to this point) beginning in september. So basically I'll still receive a full time salary just split between the 2 ministries for now. Lakeshore has also offered to pay our medical benefits at the full time level until the end of the year, which is a huge blessing! As our support level increases with YMI my time allotment with Lakeshore will decrease until we're fully supported. So please pray with us that we reach our goal of full support this fall!

If you know of any churches, individual or businesses that want to find out more about YMI and our involvement please let me know and I'll get an information packet right out to them. Also, if you know of any churches that are looking for a fill in speaker on a sunday feel free to give them my name as I'll have alot of freedom to do that kind of thing this fall as needed.

Below is our current travel schedule so please keep us in prayer as you think of it...

* 8/26 - Speak at Fishkill Baptist, Fishkill NY
* 9/23 - Speak at Centerpoint Church, Concord NH
* 10/1-3 - Present Youth Leader Seminar & Forum at Mission Northeast Conference, Schroon Lake, NY
* 10/12-14 - Conduct Wedding at Fishkill Baptist, Fishkill NY
* 10/19-21 - Speak at Missions Conference True Memorial, Rochester NH
* 10/24-26 - Speak at Missions Emphasis at Eastern University, Philadelphia PA
* 11/9-11 - YMI Board Meeting - Louisville, KY
* 11/29-12/20 - Speak at Youth Camp and Seminary Graduation, Nairobi Kenya

Well, that's about it for now, thanks for your prayerful support as we continue to transition into this next ministry adventure!

In Him,
Brent & Bonnie

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