It isn’t very often people take pictures of me. Thank you, Tim Stapleton, for taking this one of me talking with folks at The Wall at the North American Christian Convention!
Vol. VIII Issue XII August 2012
The Wall of Unreached People Groups If you’ve ever had the privilege to visit the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. I’m sure you would have been in awe and humbled to the core like I was. The names listed one by one on that Vietnam wall made them more than a number. It reminded us
they were people with families, dreams, hope and life -‐‑ all gone too soon. I’ve always had a great respect for our war veterans. The great men and women who served in the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and now Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was so great being able to take The Wall exhibit to my home church in Lake Butler, Florida!
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The Wall of Unreached People Groups had a greater impact on me. I know there are an estimated two and a half billion people who have never heard the Gospel. Over 7,000 people groups are listed on that wall. Thousands of people are dying every day with ever hearing of the One who saves. It would be impossible to list the names of all those people or the people still alive who have the chance, but may never hear because there aren’t enough people who are going to tell them! Jesus
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himself said that there aren’t enough workers so pray for more! Maybe YOU are the answer to that prayer. I hope to live long enough to see this wall shrink into nothingness, for all nations to hear the Good News. You can rent The Wall for your church or campus! Open the eyes of the Church. Find out more at www.u4theu.com.
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P ARTNERSHIP U PDATE As you can see the tree is turning color! Only $650 more in monthly commitments needed for my budget to be fully supported! Do you know a church, class, family, or individual who would consider partnering with my ministry through monthly ﬁnancial support? If only 13 more gave $50 a month that would cover the remaining amount needed. I would be happy to call, email, visit anyone, any class, any church. Cold calls are often ineﬀective and most of my contacts are exhausted. As a partner in this ministry would you contact your mission commihee, class leaders, husband, grandmother, roommate’s best friend and ask if they would partner with me? My partnership brochure is online and I can also send a paper copy. Just let me know where to send it and who to contact! Thanks for helping me continue doing what I love -‐‑ using media to communicate, promote and assist global ministries reach the unreached.
Prayer Requests ✤
Our Creative Arts intern, Lydia Archibald, had a great summer learning and growing in her knowledge of media and how it relates to and beneﬁts global ministries. Pray for her now as she begins her ﬁrst year at Cincinnati Christian University. Ask God to continue giving her direction and a missional focus. The Wall of Unreached People Groups is making such an impact that we’re printing another one! Pray it continues to be successful in educating and motivating the Church to pray for and get involved in reaching the unreached. The designing of our new convention display is a top priority this month. Please ask the Holy Spirit to help me create something amazing, impactful, and motivational! Designing the tell magazine 2012 is underway! Pray for me to have the wisdom and inspiration needed.
Message from the President Each spring I'ʹm honored to gather together with the heads of seven other organizations. I generally feel like a lion in a "ʺden of Daniels."ʺ We don'ʹt have a Development Department, nor do we pay consultants to do mass mail campaigns. (We don'ʹt even do mass mail campaigns.) But there is a bit of a silver lining to this dark cloud, depending on how you look at it. For 34 years, for better or worse, we have operated on a very simple paradigm: for every dollar given by every donor, we send 100% of it to the field for which it was given. No smoke and mirrors. No bait-‐‑and-‐‑switch. 100%. Then we ask each worker or family to make an offering of $100 per month for everything we do internationally. So when you donate funds toward the work of your favorite Team Expansion missionary, literally all of it goes toward that missionary'ʹs work. Then, a small gift of $100 goes back to the Home Office to cover all the services offered on behalf of the organization as a whole. (Likewise, each worker at the Home Office, save one receptionist, raises support just like field-‐‑based missionaries. God be praised for those who make their work possible, by the way, because they are, in turn, making possible a global work force.) I'ʹll admit: It'ʹs not as much fun to operate this way. But we hope it pleases donors. We hope it brings a focus on our fields of service. And most of all, we hope it helps get the job done for God'ʹs glory. Thank you for your support of Team Expansion! -‐‑ Doug Lucas
PRAY Unreached People Group
Chrame, of China • Population: 46,000 Pumi, Northern • Language: Religion: Buddhism • • Evangelical: 0.00%
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 Life Insurance Health Insurance Rental Insurance Dental Insurance Car Insurance Utilities Postage Ministry (printing) Internet/Phone Team Share Tax/Social Security Total
$868.63 $1,008.17 $910.00 $394.00 -$600.00 -$425.00 -$15.31 -$127.56 -$16.77 -$35.14 $0.00 -$40.71 -$27.00 -$14.30 -$107.58 -$100.00 -$300.00 ($1,809.37) $1,371.43
Current supporting churches: FCC of Lake Butler (FL), Southeast CC (KY), Union Chapel CC (IN)