I am so excited to share our request and praises with those of you who take time to pray for our ministry. It is a joy to know that the Lord has surrounded us with such wonderful people.
Last month, I started with our request and ended with praises. I am going to switch that around this time, because we are so excited to share how God has been using your prayers! We couldn’t do this without you.
1. God is providing for Ascent financially
In January I asked you to be praying for our fundraising efforts. We still have a long way to go, but many of you gave and have greatly helped us get closer to our goals.
There are two funds we need to raise support for. Fund number one is our general operating fund, this is how we pay our bills and salaries on a monthly basis and the daily operating cost. The other fund is our launch strong 50k fund which is to help us pay for the equipment and large one time purchases. Here is a quick update on these funds:
Thanks to your support and prayers we have now raised 39% of our monthly income goal!
As of writing this post we have now raised $12,642.97 of the $50,000 needed (25% completed).
Praise God! He is good and has all of the resources we need to fulfill His vision. If God would lead you, we would love for you to join our monthly support team and/or make a one time donation toward our launch strong fund.
You can do so anytime by visiting myascent.churchcenter.com or by mailing a check to the following address:
205826 East County Road 49
Sharon, Oklahoma 73857
2. A great first launch team meeting
Our goal was to have our first launch team gathering sometime in March, but God had other plans. You see, we haven’t even announced our church publicly yet and we aren’t going to start actively recruiting people to join us until March. However, It’s been so cool to see God working as we already have 14 adults and 13 kiddos on our team. We gathered together for the first time on January 20th to clarify our vision and discuss our plans for the next year. I’m blown away by how awesome our team already is.
3. Successful 21 days of prayer
Our launch team prayed over Ascent for 21 days starting on January 1st. It was awesome! I loved starting our year in prayer together. I am excited to see what God will do. We are confident, because we believe that we are truly empowered by the Spirit. On day 21, we prayed for a culture of prayer. It is my hope that Ascent would be known for prayer, not just for 21 days, but in everything we do!
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Our Current Prayer Request
1. Continued conversations with Elm Street Baptist
I asked for you to pray over a meeting we recently had with Elm Street Baptist Church. They have about 8 adults attending services weekly and showed interest in possibly partnering with us. Thank you for praying! The meeting was encouraging in many ways and we are going to meet for 10 weeks beginning in February to see if a partnership is what God has for us. Praise him for His goodness and please continue to pray that God would make His will clear to both parties. There are many things we need to work through for this partnership to work. We are moving slowly and seeking the Lord along the way. Please join us in praying for Elm Street and the potential partnership.
2. Taylor is back in school
It would mean the world to me if you would take some time to pray for my beautiful bride. She started her spring semester of college classes on January 14th. Pray that she would be able to juggle her class schedule and the busy schedule that is a part of church planting. Also, pray that I would be the spiritual leader in our home that she needs me to be.
3. Please pray over our Event Center meeting
On February 10th, I will be meeting with the Woodward Event Center to discuss possibly renting their location for some of our pre launch activities and weekly services starting in September. We initially thought the event center would be way too expensive, but we have some hope that it may actually be within our budget. It would be great to know for sure where we are meeting before our public announcement in March. Please pray that God would give us supernatural favor and wisdom if this is His will. Specifically pray that we would know one way or the other by the end of this week.
Thank you again for your support and prayers. We have had an awesome month and can't wait to see what February has in store for Ascent. I'd love to hear from you through mail, email, or you can leave a comment on this post! If you have any personal prayer request please let me know so that I can be praying for your family as well.
God bless you,