Sunday Shirts ____
Sunday Pants ____
Sunday Socks ____
Sunday Shoes ____
And so on, for Age 3; Age 4 etc. for 5 boys!!! One of our boys can put holes in jeans after 1 usage!
I think you get the picture. Each boy needs 4 years of sizes. This is a tedious task. Thank you for your prayers. In looking for jeans in particular, Scott recently found good quality jeans and pants on clearance at Walmart for $2.50-$3.00 a piece in various sizes. We bought a full cart of them. . . and went to another Walmart and did it again! . . and the search goes on.
17 years of Home-Schooling
The following has or is being purchased for our education needs in South Africa:
Joseph, 4 years of books and curriculum
Isaiah, 4 years of books and curriculum
Josiah, 4 years of books and curriculum
Nathanael, 4 years of books and curriculum
Stephen, 1 year of books and curriculum (assuming he is ready at 4 years, like our other boys.)
Total years of materials 4+4+4+4+1 = 17 (insert screaming here) –joyful, missionary- like screams. . . 🙂
The total retail cost of these materials is between $7k-8k; but through discounts and used book searches we are saving much off of that price. We have budgeted $4,000, but hope to obtain it for less.
We have attached our master list of materials. If anyone has good quality used books that they might sell to us or give away, please let us know.
-Praise God for a full speaking schedule over the last few months and into August.
–Almost 70% pledged support. . . approaching our 80% needed for pre-field training in July.
-We are praying for 10 more $50.00 per month partners by July; churches and/or individuals.
-Praise God for dozens of new ministry contacts and meetings. . . we are busy!
We will write again soon. . .
For His glory alone!
Scott, Erin, and the boys
P.S. Special birthday wishes to Stephen who turned 1-year-old last Saturday!