We have had a great furlough experience. Sharing with churches and individuals about City Bible Forum, Rouse Hill Bible Church, scripture classes and the culture of Australia. Thank you for all of the questions about the work in Sydney and concern for our family. Throughout all of the small groups and church presentation there tends to be an awkward pause and then someone asks about.... money. It is understandable why it is awkward, but our answer is pretty straight forward. The key things we need assistance with during this furlough are a missions vehicle, living expenses while in the US and funds for the ministry.
Here are the key links to support these ministry needs.
A specific project we are working on is replacing our current ministry vehicle. If you have the capacity to contribute to this project, we appreciate the support. Our current van is a 2003 Toyota Tarago with 320km on the metre. We merely what to replace that vehicle with a similar vehicle.
Van Donation link: Enter in these details: Matthews ministry vehicle, Account: 0132363
With the ministry in Australia, we are taking the Good News to where people spend most of their time: the workplace. By teaming up with the urban evangelism organisation City Bible Forum, The team is sharing Christ inside businesses and training Christians to reach their unsaved coworkers with the gospel.
You can help us do more. Nearly $10,000 is needed to facilitate the final two 2014 series of The Forum, a bi-weekly public lunchtime discussion that welcomes seekers, questioners, and believers to learn more about the Bible inside their workplace. Your donation will help cover the cost of renting venue space and audio/visual equipment, along with paying for speaker fees and promotional materials.
Will you help us reach more Australians where they work?
If mailing a check: Please make it out to ABWE Foundation and include Urban Ministry-City Bible Forum L1410 in the memo line.
Thank you for your support and prayers.
This update is to take away the awkward tension of asking the big question of finances. If you are able to assist with these items, we are grateful.
The adventure continues...
Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline