Emerald Hills is gorgeous this time of year. And our ponds have never looked better, thanks to Don, our new Facilities Associate, who has been working hard in the summer heat cleaning them up.
Vol. IX Issue XI July 2013
Happening this Month...
Slowly, very slowly, but surely I’m making improvements to my house. I love dreaming of all the possibilities and improvements I can (one day) make to it. Decorating on a budget is challenging, but Pinterest is a great place for inexpensive ideas!
first guests in my new home! (pictured below) It was a tad crowded but they never complained and we all had a great time. I took them to Papa Johns Headquarters park for dinner one night where we fed the geese and ducks by hand.
The Bible Bowl team from my home church in Florida were my
If you are ever near Louisville, my guest room is ready for you!
North American Christian Convention (NACC) Louisville is hosting the NACC this year! I’m excited to host my parents who are heading up to attend. Team Expansion will be displaying the Unleashed for the Unreached Wall again and it will even be featured in one of the main sessions! I’ll be spending time talking with folks who stop by the Team Expansion display. If you’re attending be sure to stop by and be sure to spend time praying at The Wall too.
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Connections Trip to Dearborn, MI Our short-term missions opportunity we call Connections continues to improve and grow. These can be both state-side and overseas. I’m excited to be joining a weekend trip to Dearborn with several other women to experience the Yemeni culture there. We’ll have ethnic meals, go on a prayer walk, help with a service project and even visit a local Mosque. Please pray for opportunities to be Light and Love to the community there.
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Let’s Color a Tree! I couldn’t say it better than Paul if I tried. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always oﬀering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.” (Philippians 1:3-5) Many of you have been financial partners from the beginning, nine years ago! Thank you for coming alongside me and being an integral part of this ministry and Team Expansion’s eﬀorts to reach the unreached. Currently, I am $700 short from coloring this tree orange, a.k.a. being 100% funded. Will you help? Do you know of someone, a family, a church or group that would partner with me? My latest brochure, which includes my budget can be found on my website. I can also email it upon request.
PRAY Unreached People Group
Kerinci of Indonesia • • • •
Population: Language: Religion: Evangelical:
317,000 Kerinci Islam 0.05%
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.
Please join me in prayer and ask God to raise up more partners who will join me and Team Expansion in making a diﬀerence in this world for Him.
Prayer Requests & Praises ✤
Ask God to bless the NACC (North American Christian Convention) and all those who will be aVending! It’s just around the corner and it’s here in Louisville! If you’re coming, be sure to stop by The Wall and the Team Expansion booth. Lift up the Dearborn trip, myself, and the 13 other women going. Pray for safe travels, meaningful moments learning about another culture, sensitivity to the Spirit’s leading, and opportunities to be a positive inﬂuence. Pray for my teammate Carla Williams (and husband JC) as they head to Taiwan July 8-‐‑22 to help with our Taiwan Team’s Sports and English Camp. Praise God for providing all of the funds they needed for the trip. Pray for all 144 teens aVending the camp -‐‑ that they will be drawn closer to Him.
Message from the President In addition to the 7 Great Passions I mentioned last month, we’ve also identiﬁed 7 Core Values that all of us have chosen to embrace in unity. This month, I’ll share the ﬁrst three: 1. Biblical — God’s Word is our key guide for ﬁguring out what we believe and what we do each day. 2. Unreached — It’s hard-‐‑wired into our DNA to focus on those who don’t know Jesus. 3. Grace — We try to show grace to locals, team members, and even to ourselves. These are three of the 7 Core Values that serve as compass points to guide us in our dreams, goals, objectives, and daily tasks. (Continued next month.) They bind together our teams and labor. By undergirding the global work of Team Expansion, you are embracing them, too! Thanks for your partnership! Doug Lucas
GIVE ONLINE: www.teamexpansion.org/donate Enter my name on the “Missionary/Project Name” line or set up payments through your bank. SEND A CHECK: Please make checks payable to “Team Expansion,” do not put my name on the memo line (just make sure my name is on the envelope) and send it 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) Housing Life Insurance Health Insurance Dental Insurance Car Insurance Utilities FHA Insurance Ministry Internet/Phone Team Share Tax/Social Security Total
$5,254.35 $552.00 $1,010.00 $200.00 -$650.00 -$679.60 -$15.31 -$156.37 -$36.65 $0.00 -$131.90 -$95.00 -$106.29 -$147.63 -$100.00 -$300.00 ($2,418.75) $4,597.60
Ending Balance Current supporting churches: FCC of Lake Butler (FL), Discovery CC (FL), Southeast CC (KY), Union Chapel CC (IN)