Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 30 Newsletter

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely.  And may your spirit, soul and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.  Brothers, pray for us also.  1 Thessalonians 5:23-25

We are leaving.  We are leaving, and we are a leaving soon!  A month ago I wrote to you about the exciting survey trip I took in August.  The loose ends hadn’t been tied up, but it looked like things were coming together . . . well now they have!

When I wrote to you last month we were $16,000 short of what we need for all of our startup costs.  After I sent that update, I realized that there was another $3,000 in travel that I didn’t factor into that total, so our need was actually around $19,000.  As I sit here and write this letter, our remaining need is just under $12,000.  That means in the last 31 days God has provided over $7,000 towards our need! 

Some of you have been faithfully downloading and praying through the prayer calendars that we send out every month.  On those prayer guides, I always ask people to pray that God would not only provide the money that we need for a vehicle, but that He would also provide a vehicle for us to buy.  Well, we know you  have been praying because God has definitely provided.

It is hard to find a good used vehicle in South Sudan because having the vehicle in South Sudan means excessive wear.  When I was in Lohutok last month I met someone from Diguna, a German organization that is working nearby, and they were extremely helpful with this.  We couldn’t afford a new LandCruiser, which costs around $50,000, but through these new connections we were able to find a used LandCruiser in Johannesburg.  Since the vehicle is from the city it is in much better condition, and it can be flown to Kenya and driven up to Lohutok all for about $14,000.  That’s 1/3 the cost of a brand new vehicle in South Sudan!  Since we still need about $12,000 for our startup costs, that means we have enough to pay for our travel, the house, and all of our other startup needs, but we still need to raise most of the money we need for the vehicle.  Will you pray with us for this?  We have a few more weekends of churches to visit and then we are done, which is exciting, but we really need a vehicle.

Speaking of “a few more weeks,” we bought our tickets!  We got the final approval from Pioneers to buy our plane tickets, so we are leaving for South Sudan on November 13th.  Thank you all so much for your continued prayer and support!

Support can be sent to:
                c/o Justin and Amy Culp – 111886
                10123 William Carey Dr.
                Orlando, FL  32832
Email us at:
Justin’s cell phone (for now): 785-760-7146

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October Prayer Calendar...and baby pictures

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I'm also putting up more pictures since people keep asking for them.  We'll have a newsletter out soon, hopefully by the end of the week!