Vol. VIII Issue VIII April 2012
A group from Okolona Christian Church heading to Honduras for a mission trip participated in our Discipleship School of the Outdoors (DSOTO).
Partnership and the Body My 20/50 Partnership Campaign is still underway! Four partners have committed 16 more to go! My thermometer tree is growing. As of today, I’m still needing $750 to cover my monthly budget. If 16 would partner with me by giving $50 a month I would be at 100%. Having said that, maybe there are those that can’t afford $50. Less is good. Even $25 a month would help.. Let me also say that a partnership is more than just financial support. It’s more than money. Webster defines partner as “a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate.” Whether you are a prayer or financial partner we together share in Kingdom work. We’re serving side by side for something much bigger than ourselves. Paul said to the Corinthians, 4112 Old Routt Road Louisville, KY 40299 firstname.lastname@example.org
“But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” (2 Cor. 12:18-21 NLT) Someone asked me once what part of the Body I thought I was. “The wrist,” I said. Because I am not the hand but I help the hand do it’s work - reaching the unreached. Financial partners, I believe, is the blood of the Body. Without the flowing of blood the other parts would wither and die. Would you please, pray and help me raise the remaining $750 a month so that I may continue to serve our more than 340 missionaries around the globe? We’re trying to fulfill Jesus’ last command - the Great Office: (800) 447-0800 Cell: (502) 468-8693 Fax: (502) 719-0008
Commission. There are still around 2,000,000,000 people who still have not heard of Jesus. Partner with me and together we can see those numbers decrease as people hear about the One who saves. ------------------------This month Kelsey McMullen and her pug, Marshall will be coming to live with me for several months. She will be helping with rent and utilities which will lighten the financial load for a few months. Praise God! Kelsey is joining our International Services team. Pray for a smooth transition for both of us and our dogs. www.shaunapeterson.com www.teamexpansion.org www.emeraldhills.info
S OCIAL M EDIA I’ve been spending a great deal of time on Twitter and Facebook lately. Social media has become increasingly necessary for any initiative in today’s society. This naturally falls under Creative Arts so I’ve been trying to promote Team Expansion, Emerald Hills, and missions through this medium.
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E NLIST IN THE P RAYER F ORCE ! Are you seeking God’s face for those who are still in need of hearing the gospel of Christ? Join our Prayer Force which will send you one email a day with information about Unreached People Groups and specific prayer needs for our kingdom workers around the world. We may not all be able to go but we can all pray! www.teamexpansion.org/pray
Prayer Requests ✤
Pray for 16 more financial partners who will give $50 a month. Praise God for Kelsey who will be moving with me for several months. Pray that the transition will go smoothly for both of us. Pray that God will help me be an encouragement to her. Praise God for the lives changed in 2011: 829 baptisms and 28 new churches planted! Ask God to give my team creativity and wisdom as we work on the redesign for our new booth display. This is a huge and important project that I pray will be effective in helping mobilize more harvest workers at the various events throughout the year such as the NACC and ICOM!
Message from the President "Extraordinary prayer: That's what it will take to start church-planting movements in the toughest fields in the world today." At a recent training course at Emerald Hills, one particular Team Expansion team took this admonition seriously. They went home to their work in North Africa and, over the next few months, rolled out a prayer initiative that has resulted in 40,000 people per day, praying for the field. I mention them today to ask -- if you can't give money, would you at least pray? If you already are giving financially, would you consider adding to your efforts a new initiative to raise up prayer for the work of your favorite Team Expansion missionary? Prior to this team’s initiative we thought it was great if 200 people committed to pray. But now, the bar has been raised. Will you join us? Make prayer more than a token word. Make it core to your commitment to missions, Team Expansion, and your favorite Team Expansion missionary. Thank you!
PRAY Unreached People Group
Koiri of India • Population: • Language: • Religion: • Evangelical:
7,287,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 0%
Go to www.joshuaproject.net to learn more about unreached people groups and how to pray for them and for more harvest workers to go share the love of Jesus with them.
Financial Report If you wish to make a contribution or become a monthly supporter, you may give online on my website: www.shaunapeterson.com or you may send a check. Please make checks payable to Team Expansion. Your support is tax deductible as long as my name does not appear on the check itself. Send checks to: Team Expansion ATTN: Shauna Peterson Account 4112 Old Routt Road Louisville, KY 40299 Beginning Balance Support IN: Monthly Gifts (Churches) Monthly Gifts (Individuals) Special Gifts Payments OUT Salary (Food, Gas, etc) Rent (double this month) Life Insurance Health Insurance Rental Insurance Dental Insurance Car Insurance Utilities Postage Ministry (included printing costs) Internet/Phone Team Share Tax/Social Security Total
$1,244.81 $1,017.09 $760.00 $745.00 -$600.00 -$725.00 -$15.31 -$127.56 -$16.77 -$32.84 $0.00 -$57.04 -$29.30 -$36.44 -$111.78 -$100.00 -$300.00 ($2,152.04) $1,614.86
Current supporting churches: FCC of Lake Butler (FL), Southeast CC (KY), Union Chapel CC (IN)