Monday, June 23, 2014

Our Praying Family

This week I'd like to share with you about the group that may be our most vital asset in following God's call to RGBI (and really in every part of our lives).

Billy took the idea of the Praying Family from Francis Schaeffer's articles of faith for the L'abri Fellowship. Our adapted definition goes like this:
Christians who feel led by the Holy Spirit to covenant with God to assume special and regular prayer responsibility for Billy & Sarah Jackson shall be considered as part of The Praying Family. The Praying Family of Billy & Sarah Jackson is to be understood as active in the work, and is to be considered an important and essential part of the structure of Billy & Sarah Jackson's ministry.


Basically, the Praying Family is a group of people who have promised to pray for us. They are kept well informed through many emails, and are often the first to know about any new occurrences in our lives. This group of brothers and sisters means more to us than we could ever express. It is such a comfort to be able to pour our hearts out to them and know that they will take our needs straight before the Lord in prayer!



While many of the members of our Praying Family are also financial supporters, many others are not. This is a ministry that any believer can be a part of. So many times in my life all I've had to offer a brother or sister is prayer. I never realized what an amazing, important, and powerful gift that was until now.

If you would like to commit to praying regularly for us, and would like to receive updates as a member of our Praying Family, please send us a note using the form in the upper right of the page (across from the Pac-Man). In the message, please specify that you would like to join the Praying Family, so that we don't just put your email on our Newsletter List!

Dios los bendiga, amigos!
Thank you for your time. :)

In the Love of Christ,
Billy & Sarah Jackson

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Receiving Our Newsletters

For a long time I've wanted to find a way to make signing up for our newsletter a simpler process. When presenting at churches or small groups we bring a sign-up sheet that makes it pretty easy, but anyone else has to take the time to send us their contact information and let us know they want regular updates. There must be a better way!

Well, we found a slightly simpler path! Look over that way ------------------>
You can now send us your name and email address, and we'll take care of the rest! It's quick and easy, although you will have to put something in the message box, as I can't figure out how to get that to go away.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY RECEIVING OUR NEWSLETTER and you would like to change something (receive it by email rather than snail-mail, for example), this is a great way to let us know!

We're doing our best to switch to email newsletters as much as possible. Not only is it cheaper, but we're able to get it to you MUCH faster!

Thank you for your interest in our lives and where God is leading us! We hope to be able to take you along on the adventure of our lives for many years to come!

Dios le bendiga!

Billy & Sarah

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Twitter: @ServantPhoto418

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jaw-Dropping!

Hello, Dear Friends!

I apologize for the long delay in posts since our trip to Mexico! As soon as we got back we had a family reunion to attend, then made a whirlwind trip to Wisconsin to celebrate some friends' graduation. At last it feels like our bodies are beginning to recuperate, and life is beginning to get a normal rhythm again.

You may (or may not) have noticed that we haven't been actively raising support lately. While our desire to get to RGBI hasn't diminished in the least, there were some very good questions raised by those who love us that needed to be answered before we pursued more partners in this ministry. These questions included questions like, "If Billy is recording a class and believes that the professor has begun teaching heresy, how will that be handled?" All good things that we had not formerly considered.
Because of the time of year, it took a long time to get some of the needed answers, but as of this week all of them have been satisfactorily answered, and we are charging forward!

Something wonderful happened while we waited, however. Something, well, jaw-dropping.
Although we did little more than pray during this time, our support jumped up to 27%! Mr. PacMan can't believe it (just look at his face)!

Add to that the fact that our financial report for May hasn't come in yet (it is a VERY busy time of year for RGBI staff), and we have even more to praise God for! We're excited to see how much more God provided last month!

So please keep praying that God will continue to provide! Pray that He will give us wisdom, patience, and persistence. Our supporters mean so much to us, and I am truly in awe of how much love and support we have already. God will get us there in the perfect time, and we pray that that perfect time is soon!

Love in Christ,
Sarah & Billy Jackson

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