A change in fees

August 5, 2008

Dear Friend of Praise International

  I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks as well as the thanks from all of the pastors receiving financial assistance from you their faithful supporters.

Without your faithfulness and generosity  many called servants of the Lord would, by necessity, be required to seek full-time employment to meet the needs of their family obligations.

As I travel around the world, I’m amazed at how these faithful workers of the kingdom accomplished so much with so little.

To that end, I would propose a restructure of the financial assistance you  provide.  We at Praise International are requesting that monthly assistance be increased from $25 per month to $30 per month in the majority of the countries that we provide assistance. Due to higher costs in Eastern Europe, we are requesting that support the increase from $50 per month to $60 per month.

I think we can all agree that $1-$2 a day is one of the best investments we can possiblymake for the future of the kingdom.  

 I look forward with great anticipation to see what the Lord will continue to do through Praise International and your faithful support in the future.

 Serving Him Together,

Jim

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New blog up and running!

We are excited that the blog is now up and running. The purpose of the blog is to update you on what is happening at Praise International. We are excited to see how God is going to continue to use this ministry for his glory.

Some announcements:

Welcome  Mark Haley as our new National Director for Thailand.  Mark and I have served together on a missions committee  and have partnered with OMF and planted a church in Thailand.  

 Welcome Jim Cook as our new Communications Director. He will be working with the team to bring you information about what Praise is up to.

 Upcoming project:

Riverside Community Church and Praise are partnering in El Salvador to complete a church classrooms.  A team of 27 are leaving 8/1 for one week and will be doing construction and a VBS ministry.

Upcoming Conference:

Honduras 8/12 – 8/14. 200 pastors are expected to be attending a conference on the north coast. The trip will include visits to our pastors in the La Esperanza area.  Speakers Pastor Mark Coffin, Riverside Community and Mike Keefer, Regional Director for Central America.