The McCollum Fa mi ly Volum e 2 Issue 6 Septe mber 2008
• Some of our non-SEND colleagues in Croatia
Ian and Lily occasionally enjoy watching Sid and Marty Krofft’s
have gotten their work
“Land of the Lost” on DVD. (Ok, so do the rest of us.) As they
& residency permits.
watched a few episodes recently, I couldn’t help but think about • The Baptist church in Dubrava has
what it means to be lost. Lost is the past participle of lose which Wiktionary defines as “When one is unable to find his or her way.”
Many times over the last fifteen months we have been lost; unable
• Ariel & Ian get to take guitar lessons and Lily
to find our own way. By the grace of God through the help of
gets to take dance.
Petitions • We are still waiting for our permits. • Language learning is a
friends, and many
strangers, we have
so far. At
times it has been
hard but on the
whole it has been
that we have the hope of life getting better for us as we gain more
long, long process.
language skills, learn more cultural standards, and make more
• Need for additional
friends. More importantly we have the hope that this world is not
financial support is
our home.(Phil. 3:20) As we look around us, we are moved by the
realization that most people in Croatia are lost. They are searching for momentary satisfaction in things and people or looking to earn
• Safe travels for Brenda’s mom who will
their way to heaven. We know that these things leave people
trapped in the Land of the Lost.
• Homeschooling is a big task for Brenda & the
We have the hope of knowing that through faith in Jesus nobody
needs to stay lost. May God grant us the ability to communicate that truth to the people of Croatia!
• Salvation for many in Croatia!
*If you want to hear the Land of the Lost song, go to our website and search for Land of the Lost.
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY If you would like to partner with us financially or in prayer, please detach the form below, fill it out and send it to the address on the back. This can also be used for changes.
I’d like to partner with
Michael & Brenda McCollum.
I feel God is leading me to support
the ministry of Michael &
Brenda McCollum in Croatia
as marked below. Prayer Partner
I commit to pray regularly.
Please keep me informed on
how I can pray for you. Financial Partner
I’d like to partner with you by
$ __________ per month, or
$ __________ per quarter, or
$ __________ per year,
to begin on ____________ 200 ___
*Make checks payable to
SEND International I would like my funds
automatically deducted from my
bank account. See other side.
Enclosed is a special contribution
of $ _________ for your ministry.
City, State, Zip
Account Number 168877
Michael & Brenda McCollum Družilovečka 8 10040 Zagreb Croatia
Church Expansion We are excited to report that the church we attend in Croatia is growing! In fact, it has grown so much that
we have recently had to add more space! Please pray that God would
Our personal website:
use the increased space and His
people to reach souls for Christ here in Croatia.
SEND South Central Europe Area Conference
SEND International P.O. Box 513 Farmington, MI 48332 248-477-4210
In August, we gathered in Bulgaria with our SEND colleagues from the seven countries that SEND defines as South Central Europe. The purpose of the gathering was for our Area
Conference. This was a time to sharpen our focus on the Lord,
What is your favorite part of being in Croatia?
His work, and His guidance for ministry and an occasion for
Um...knowing that um,
Grandma is coming?
But what about BEING here?
physical refreshment. It was also a time to vote on
It’s good because we are spreading...what do you call
members of our area council,
it? Oh yeah, the gospel. Write that.
proposed structural changes in SEND International, and to meet Rex Durham
and his wife. Rex has been nominated by the International Office to be the How about the worst?
Regional Director for SEND in Europe.
Not being able to be with my cousins, and family, and
In order to better know and pray for our
What do you want people to
ministries in which they
country gave an annual That there will be another girl in Sunday School class.
responded in corporate prayer for those reports. Rex Durham
Since arriving in Croatia, God has faithfully provided for our financial support through many partners. Some have given every month. Others have given quarterly or annually. God has also used non-scheduled support to keep us here. We are very thankful to each of you who has given. We have consistently been fully supported. Due to various economic factors including support trends, we are projecting that we soon will have a small shortfall. If you haven’t done so already, would you ask God if he wants you to join our team financially so that we can focus
Farmington, MI 48332
PO Box 513
*SEND Direct users don’t forget the voided check.
Please send your completed form to:
Please attach a voided check
Signature as required on check
$ _________beginning __________
month in the amount of:
bank account on the 12th day of each
arrange automatic deductions from my
I hereby authorize SEND International to
Please complete the
* As contributions are tax-deductible, they are sought with the understanding that SEND International has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.
on reaching Croatia for Christ?