A year can be a long time and a lot can happen in a year. However, the one thing that can really suffer is the financial support of a missionary. We know that there are many things that can go through people’s minds regarding supporting a missionary while they are on home assignment. However, the reality of it is that rarely do missionaries come back fully supported and even more rare is the fact that they can afford to live back in their home culture on the amount they receive a month even if they were 100% supported. Right now we are in the deficit boat. AIM is even giving us more than we are getting in a month just to keep us solvent.
With this being said though we are so confident that God will provide. He has never let us down in the past and nor will He let us down now. We feel so strongly that He has called us to work with the children of missionaries and we rest in the assurance that He will not let us down.
Recently, we have been reminded that God is in control. Living in Alberta we inevitably pass many farms in our travels. We sometimes comment on how many cows a farmer may have and all of the new calves that were born in the past few weeks. Our car discussions sometimes go like this:
“Wow, look at all of the cows in that field.” says Todd
“And all of the cute calves.” says Kylie
“Yeah, that’s cool. I want to work on a ranch some day.” says Cassidy
“It stinks, make it go away.” says Ella
“I wonder what would happen if they all passed gas at the same time and I lit a match. ” says Titus with a giggle.
OK, it does not go like this all of the time, but what would it be like to own all the cows we would see on a trip. First, it would be a lot of work but second it would only be a minute amount of what God says that he owns. Psalm 50:10-11 says, “for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.” We are short $1, 690 per month. If we put this in farming terms, and after some quick research, we really then only need six cows a month to make up our shortfall. We know that God can and will provide that amount.
We are so thankful for those who support already in this way. We have no way to thank you enough for the finanical giving that you have done with us. We do pray that those who give of their time to pray and to give will be blessed. However, if you are not giving at this time would you please consider what you can do and joining us in this way?
If you would like to support us financially – here are the options:
- e-mail Sharon at Africa Inland Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org– Let her know that you would like to support Todd and Kylie Dubber and how much per month. They will be able to help you out with the method that works best for you.
- call Africa Inland Mission at 1-877-407-6077 – Let them know that you would like to support Todd and Kylie Dubber and how much per month. They will be able to help you out with the method that works best for you.
- website – follow the link to AIM Canada in the sidebar to the right to either make a credit card contribution, print off a financial pledge form, or contact AIM through their website about your intention to support us.
Thank you very much for considering this. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask us by giving us a phone call or sending an email.