For the last few years, FNC's number one plea/need was and still is to raise awareness and support for the construction of the new campus. We are in the middle of phase 3, finishing the girls and boys dormitories. You all have seriously given...and God is moving swiftly through the process even despite the pandemic. Thank you to all of you who have given sacrificially, for your efforts are eternal.
This ask isn't quite so glamorous...in fact it's just plain, we need your help. Over the last year or so, Wendy and I have tried to move forward stateside with new jobs, a new residence, serving at our local church, and developing a new community which we are beginning to call home. Do we miss Uganda? Yes, every day...is this where we are supposed to be for the moment...with out a doubt. Our decision to come back seems way more clear today than ever before. Will we one day go back...only God knows the answer. Our choice is to remain faithful where we are planted, or have planted ourselves.
Fellow FNC supporters and those of you reading this...we need you to dig in with us. Some of you have dropped off, and I'm asking you to come back. Some of you have stuck it out, and I would ask you to keep it going. And some of you have thought about joining us, and my plea is to kindly do so. Are we able to pay the bills each month...YES! Have we seen a decline in giving the past year, a bit. And I know, you haven't heard from me in months, and I own that. But our mission has never once said no, even when times were tight. We continue to provide the salaries for 50 full-time employees (some which we could have asked to leave or layoff), but we chose faithfulness over fear. During this pandemic, our kids (our US kids) have had the luxury of online learning, even though I know for most of us, it's been a challenge. But our kids at FNC have had little to no schooling for months at a time. Then all of the sudden, we can go back, then all of the sudden, we are locked down again...just imagine the despair. But again, our team has never lost hope or the drive to love and educate our children. Even if that means going from home to home, or covertly (during the more serious lockdown moments), snuck into homes to bring food, and check on the children to make sure they are still doing the best they can do. We now are seeing parents step up and help the best way they know how...fantastic! And if that isn't enough, God still pours out his blessings helping us finish what we began with our building campaign.
So if it's a one time gift, then awesome...but we still have almost 30 children who need your help, sponsored and not yet sponsored children are found on our SPONSORSHIP page. It's $50 per month to provide the Hope for a child. I love you all...and welcome any emails and or phone calls if any other explanation is needed. firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.333.8091. Be blessed!