|We still need your financial support! Our position is officially a redeployment and we will still be funded via mission gifts. We are grateful for the loyal supporters we have had over the last 5 years who have allowed us to continue to serve. As we approach this new opportunity we are are anxious to see what the Lord has in store for our family.
In the DR Blake supports the work of the LAC region and missionaries in 16 additional countries. For this work nothing will change as he will continue to support this work remotely and travel when needed.
The main difference in Blake’s role will be the local administration support provided in the Dominican Republic. This includes support for the local church planting efforts in the Dominican, the regional seminary, and assisting with orientation of new missionaries. We are thankful the Lord has provided a new missionary family who will be coming to the DR as the associate business manager and will transition into some of these roles.
Additionally Blake will be working on a few projects to consolidate financial systems between the International Center and the field offices. This is a major project that is expected to provide more information and require less administrative work by missionaries serving in the field. There is also a desire to utilize some of the fundamental aspects of the FORO’s in Latin America to help connect donors more directly with the work in other parts of the world.
We want to continue to partner with you while we serve the LCMS and the mission. We will continue to need your financial and prayer support. AND one of our favorite parts of being involved with the mission is sharing the exciting ways God is working all over the world. We will continue to send newsletters and updates to you about the work going on in the field.