Hey guys, this is Kyle and Krysta, here in Belem, Brazil. It's the end of the year, and we have a few quick announcements.
First, we hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to Happy New Year. We had an amazing time on our sabbatical in Fortaleza. Now that we are back, we're just so happy to see how well our team performed and how well the church was functioning, along with all the ministries while we were gone. It's been such a sweet time to be back with our church family and celebrate Christmas together this past weekend.
We want to thank you for the support, faithfulness, and sacrifices our supporters have made for our family and the work here. We thank you guys so much.
We are coming to the end of the year, and Dia Gratia is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. So, if you would like to give any end-of-year donations, we have a few options:
There are a couple of things we are praying about regarding finances, and we wanted to let you guys know.
A couple of months ago, we bought a Brazilian version of a VW bus, called a Kombi, for ministry use. We bought it used for about $7,000, and we're making payments. Like older VW busses, all Kombis are used, simple to operate, and constantly break down. Our prayer request is to have donations to cover the cost of this ministry vehicle and take the burden off of us personally.
The Kombi is used for ministry throughout the week, transporting kids and families to and from church, getting supplies, and more. It will be used for the Proverbs 24:11 Ministry monthly banquets when we begin again, to pick up individuals trapped in prostitution and bring them to the church building for a time of eating, ministry, and a simple concert. The Refugee Ministry will resume soon, and we will use the Kombi bus to take our team of volunteers to the refugee house.
So, the bus has already been an enormous help, and our prayer is to pay it off. Again, it's about $7,000 US dollars.
Also, with a Kombi comes many repairs. We've had the Kombi for about four months, and it's in the shop almost every month. That's just how it goes with these vehicles. We have a great mechanic here, but there are continual expenses that go along with that.
These are our top two financial needs right now we are praying for right now. Of course, if the Lord leads you and guides you in another way, feel free to give as the Lord directs you.
We thank you guys so much! God has blessed us here, provided for us, and He's used our supporters in such incredible ways. We have many amazing stories and examples of God's faithfulness and grace, and we are delighted for you to be a part of what God is doing. So, thank you! We pray that God blesses you and that you have a happy New Year!
Read About Our Missions Update
It's the end of 2021, and we have a few announcements. We want to thank the supporters and prayer partners who have given their time, energy, and money for our family and the ministry here. We really appreciate it.
Hey guys! This month we have a video 'newsletter' update about Progress and Setbacks...please check it out! Thanks to you all for your prayers, support and encouragement! God bless!! Much love, The Fox Family
We thank you for your support, love, prayers, and encouragement. It continues to be a difficult, but growing season for us in Belém, Brazil. Each month that continues in the pandemic seems to bring a new lesson of patience. It has definitely been an intense ride navigating lockdowns, as well as the many new rules/mandates that have made ministry complicated. Our area of Belém just recently came out of its second lockdown this year.