The Porter family has come to realize that God never intended this Poland ministry thing to be fleeting. He has captured our hearts for Poland and made it clear that we are invited to continue being part of His work. We are amazed, humbled and willing. We are preparing to return on May 31, spending the first half of the summer on this mission field that is beginning to feel like a second home. As you might imagine, we have now developed some relationships that allow us to reach deeper levels of discipleship. We are eager to see our Jewish friends and the Russian children, continue to reach out to those who have lost a child, support the Christian churches of Poland, and encourage the Korytkowski family as they direct the outreach of Ostróda Camp.
We invite you to join us in this missionary work in two ways. First, we need your prayers, and we can’t tell you how important they are. Second, as much as we hate this part, we have to ask for financial assistance to make this possible. Setting aside all the funds we can manage from our own budget, we are currently almost $3000 short of the cost of airfare (which we need to purchase as soon as possible), and $2500 short of the remaining expenses. If God places it on your heart and you are able to financially contribute, we will be so very grateful. Checks may be written directly to us or to Rockville Christian Church with the memo indicating “Porter Poland Mission”. All proceeds from Rachel’s handmade bracelets go toward this fund as well. They are available at the Welcome Center and at www.etsy.com/shop/TheJourneyBack
Please join us Sunday, April 6 for a special dinner in the Rockville Christian Church Fellowship Hall after 2nd service. We will share pictures, stories and food, and take up a free-will offering toward our airfare.
We are blessed to have you as part of our family. Thank you for supporting us.
Ready to be His Feet,
The Porter Family
We have had a terrible time with our attempts to travel to the specific PCM-supporting churches are our prayer list (see In The Footsteps of Paul). Weather, illness and other commitments have been serious roadblocks. But today we had the very great privilege of representing Polish Christian Ministries for Auburn Christian Church’s Faith Promise Sunday. It was a lovely day meeting great people – the warm and welcoming congregation as well as the passionate representatives from several other ministries. Ben was able to talk with a couple of his professors from his days at Lincoln Christian University (back when it was LCC), including Rick Champ who joined us for lunch and is doing great things with Ignite Church Planting in Chicagoland. We loved sharing about the work of PCM and our experiences in Poland, and we hope we can do it again soon with another church seeking to live out the Great Commission.
It’s time to get serious about fundraising. We have just passed the target date we had set to purchase our airfare and we aren’t even close to having the ability to do that. The price hasn’t started climbing yet, but it no doubt will soon, and we may need to purchase insurance on our tickets due to the situation in Ukraine. Will you please pray that God will stir in the hearts of those who are able to support us financially? Or maybe God is stirring in your heart? For details about our needs or information about donating, please visit our financial support page.