Friday, August 12, 2011

On the road again...

We did it!!! After an AMAZING five weeks, we have finished all of our necessary training! Not only are we official Pre-Field Missionaries and employees of Mission Aviation Fellowship, but we are ready to begin our Ministry Partnership Adventure!!!

We have made many life-long friends; we have spent countless hours preparing for speeches and presentations; we have probably done more homework these past two weeks than we did the entire time we took our Bible classes; we have all laughed and we have all cried; we have done weekly Friday night bar-b-ques together; and we have prayed together. We have accomplished so much during this time of training and I would like to thank God and the wonderful coaches in our Ministry Partnership Department.

What is all of this talk about "Ministry Partnership"? Well, that is an excellent question and I am glad you asked! The Ministry Partnership Department provides accountability and encouragement by sharing in our ministry through their prayers and personal involvement in our funding adventures. Philippians 1:3 says, "I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now..."

We have been blessed to have Darryl Cedergren as our MP Coach. He has taken on the task with much eagerness! We both feel that he was definitely God appointed for this task! He matches our personalities and sense of humor while managing to provide Kevin with all the tough love lessons he needs! He seems to know exactly what to say to encourage us in this process! 

So now, Kevin and I have the task of fundraising ahead of us and we feel this will be an adventure for us! We only ask right now that you begin to pray that we will take on this challenge with humility and a Christ focused heart.

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us:

Kevin & Tasha Spann

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