Here’s our family’s main intro video updated a little for 2020.
This summer we are due to take a short furlough after 3 years in Kenya. Normally this would be a longer 6+ month furlough, but we didn’t want to take Hannah out of school. The main purpose of furlough is rest and relationships.
We have a fairly busy June and July scheduled to meet with many of our supporting churches and catch up with our supporters. Sundays are booked for churches, but mid-weeks will be slower to allow for visiting with friends and family and a few support events. We are building in down time with our families and even a vacation. Let us know if you would like to connect with us! Here are some dates to know where we’ll be:
2nd – Private Event – Harford County, MD
9th – Greenville Church of the Brethren – Greenville, OH
10-13th – East 91st Christian Church – VBS Missionaries – Indianapolis, IN
16th – East 91st Christian Church – Indianapolis, IN
16-20th – Retreat – Indianapolis, IN
23rd – East Main Street Christian Church – Greenville, OH
25th – Private Event – Fort Recovery, OH
7th – Beechwold Christian Church – Columbus, OH
14th – Boulevard Christian Church – Baltimore, MD
16th – Private Event – Harford County, MD
21st – Mountain Christian Church – Harford County, MD
25th – Private Event – Harford County, MD
27th – Fly to Kenya!
We bought tickets to Kenya!! We have stepped out in faith to buy tickets for August 2nd so that we could get Hannah there to start school. We will spend the next couple weeks saying goodbye, packing, shopping, and selling the rest of our things.
We aren’t fully funded yet (93%). We still need around $600/month. Please consider joining 165 families already supporting us and commit to supporting our ministry each month so we can go to Kenya fully funded and keep our focus on life and ministry in Kenya.
To start supporting us, visit our page on CMF’s website.
Want to be on #TeamGerbersGo, but haven’t been to a presentation? Please join us at a new location! The EPICENTER!
Some of our Maryland friends couldn’t make it last week so we’re inviting you to hear our story this Monday-Wednesday (21-23rd) at The EPICENTER in Edgewood, MD. This is NOT a fundraiser, so pick a night and join us from 7-8pm to hear the whole story!
We’re home! BIG Support Update!
We can’t believe that a month is over so quickly. We spent our last week in Colorado learning how to handle grief and loss and how to say goodbyes well. We’re not looking forward to those “goodbye” times, but we feel a little better prepared for them. It was bittersweet leaving the training center too because we formed such strong bonds with the other missionaries at MTI who understand exactly what we are going through. We are excited to see family and friends of course, but it also meant that it is back to reality (work, school, support raising, no more house keeping services, no more chefs preparing our meals) and less time preparing for Kenya.
Thanks to the generous BOLD Christmas offering by Mountain Christian Church and several of you giving generously, we are now over 54% of our monthly support and 71% of our sending support needed to minister in Kenya! We still have quite a bit to raise and now that we have finished all of our missionary training we are ready to head out and begin this adventure that God has called our family.
If you were considering supporting us NOW is the time, join #TeamGerbersGo and click on the “Give Monthly” or “Give One Time” for start giving or please just contact us and we’d love to talk about it with you!
Watch this update from Katie about our travel plans and support raising progress.
Attending LAUNCH at CMF was an encouraging time for us! We got to talk with lots of old friends on the staff and even meet some recruits like us that will be joining us in Kenya.
We have lots of information to process as we start support raising. We’re starting right away and presenting our ministry to a church in Fort Recovery, Ohio this Sunday while with family on vacation!
June 8-10th we’ll be traveling to Indy for CMF’s orientation & support raising training, called LAUNCH. We should learn lots of details then! Can you commit to praying for our preparation & @CMFmissions’s preparations of our budget?