We cannot say thank you enough to all of you who attended, watched, prayed over or participated in our 20th Annual Fundraising Dinner for A Place For Us Ministries International. We are especially thankful for all our of staff, volunteers, underwriters, the Calvary Chapel staff and catering crew who helped make the night flow so smoothly. Our banquet would not have been a success without each and every one of you! Thank you for being a HUGE part of our rescue story!
If you missed the banquet please check it out on our Facebook page! (See link at the bottom of the page). You do not want to miss out on hearing all of the stories that were shared. For the first time ever, our banquet speakers were the parents of a former resident. We are so grateful for the Benshoof family's willingness to share Heather's story of redemption.They testified how APFUM impacted not only the life of Heather and her daughter, Hannah, but also the lives of the entire Benshoof family. Heather's mother shared about how God used APFUM to answer her prayers of providing a home for Heather during a time when she could not. Heather's father shared how God used APFUM to provide sweet assurance that God would always provide for Hannah. We hope you are able to take a minute to listen to these powerful stories in full.
We mentioned at the banquet that 10% of the funds raised would go to our international ministry. We would love to take the time to share what exactly that looks like and the ways God is allowing our local support to have an international impact!
Before sharing the news and needs of APFUMI, we want to take a minute to thank our prayer warriors who are constantly praying for all of our international needs! Over the past few months we have had several serious needs we have shared with our prayer chain partners. We have seen God miraculously handle every single one. HE. IS. FAITHFUL. We covet your prayers! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We are excited to share the following updates with you! First, Pastor Carlos has been able to continue the feeding program safely with the van God blessed us with. We want to thank you all who prayed and donated towards this need! Pastor Carlos once again asked us to send his gratitude to you all! This van allows our Pastor to avoid public transportation, which is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the feeding program is now more important than ever! Families have been hit hard during this time. We are grateful that God has continued to provide the necessary resources to allow Pastor Carlos to continue his community outreach. Additionally, we are happy to share that Daniela, the wife of our guard, Santiago, is expecting and will give birth soon! Both mom and baby are healthy! We ask that you keep them in your prayers for continued health and a safe delivery. During this time, Pastor Carlos has been attending to various needs of our Mission's House and the community. He is planning an outdoor church service for the community of La Conquista in the coming weeks. Please pray that God will use this event to show His love to this community. Pastor Carlos reports that the community has been safe from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. He thanks God for this and asks for prayers that God continues to protect this community!
(Pictured above is Pastor Carlos working to repair electrical wiring at the Mission's House. This is just one of the many projects he has been working on. We are blessed to have a hard working Pastor to partner with in Nicaragua!)
We can't help but see God's goodness in all that is happening here at A Place For Us Ministries International. He has been so faithful to bless us with such generous supporters and powerful prayer warriors. If you aren't currently partnering with us in prayer or through financial support, we ask that you would pray about joining with us in what God is doing through this ministry! If you would like to join our prayer chain email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know! If you feel led to donate to our local or international missions, please visit the link below to learn more about doing so!
Thank you for journeying with us.
Donation link: https://www.aplaceforus.com/get-involved