I wanted to take a brief moment and provide you an update on my Missionary Friends Lance & Laura Ostman.
A few weeks ago I told you about Lance & Laura. Missionary friends of mine who have dedicated their lives to scripture translation and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Philippines.
I told you how at this chapter in their lives they were splitting their time between the Philippines and the U.S.A. and how they were looking to be near family and their grandson. And I told you about their need for a house and the challenges faced by missionaries whose sole support comes from churches and individuals who support their cause.
And I am not the sole voice in the wilderness champamioning their support. Others are as well. You can read one here at: Half Full And Overflowing.
Today, I am happy to say that Lance & Laura are in their home about a mile from their son and grandson.
And thanks to the efforts of ordinary folks, some they don’t even know, they were able to put down more than 25% on thier home at closing.
But the effort is not done. Lance & Laura now have a house payment (as well as all the bills that go with it). And for missionaries who rely on the support of others for their income, this is not the best situation for them to be in.
I would still like to see them be able to pay off the balance of their home within a year if possible.
The best way for you, the readers of this blog, to help in that endeavor is to share the message with everyone you know and encourage them to do the same. There are people out there who have the resources and the desire to help. It is just a matter of getting the message to them.
Please help me get the message to them. Please share the story and let them know that they can donate here: Help Lance & Laura Get a Home.
Also please pray for Lance’s health as he has some current concerns.
I appreciate your sharing this message and helping get the word out.