Our Story in a nutshell:
As you know, we are in full-time ministry with YWAM here in the Bay Area. We are pioneering the very first YWAM work in the South Bay. Basically, our ministry focus is using music and media as tools of evangelism and intimacy with God. And as we see people wanting to respond to God, to provide various opportunity to respond through working in areas of combating social and gender based injustice.
We moved over here a year ago with the Word of the Lord and a few bags. We had $600/month committed support to this ministry, no staff and just our family. Through this last year, we have seen amazing things happen and incredibly difficult things happen and today it was difficult….
We have seen over the past year financial committments raise to $1000/month (starting in January). Which is getting things closer to the immediate need of $4600/mo within the goal of about $7000/mo. We have had the amazing privilege to be working at a local church these past 9 months. It has been a great source of provision, however, because due to cost of the Bay Area we’ve had to pray in anywhere from $2000-4000 each month. This has been hard not knowing where the money will come from but it comes in each time. It has been a journey of stepping out in faith as we literally take each step as the Lord speaks. Pioneering this ministry has been challenging but we are thankful to see God provision as things are getting built.
It has been hard on our landlords too as from month to month. The rent is either on time or not, which has been kind of hard since they took a chance on us when NO ONE else would.
So today we were given the indication that we will be evicted soon if things do not change now.
This is why we ask you to pray… We don’t know what our next step will be. By the end of today we need to see about $2000 come in. By the end of December we need to see another $7500 come in. And by the start of January we need to see the regular income go up by at least $3600/month.
We have seen amazing things happen like I’ve said. You can read those amazing stories on our web page. We have a LOT of them. However, I share only our need so the fervency of your prayer can surround us right now as we make decisions.
I know there are a lot of questions you might have and we welcome them… Sometimes it takes big leaps of faith to get to the place you need to be and we're looking for more partnerships! We do have a team of other YWAM missionaries coming in the new year to live and help really move things along with ministry.
With your questions (if you have any) please feel free to ask BUT as you do, we just ask you give us a few days to hear from the Lord… What we’re asking you to do is to PLEASE PRAY FOR US so we can hear clearly.
Luke & Angela Haythorpe