Let us start by saying how thankful and humbled we are by all of the love and support we’ve received. We have been showered with prayer and there is no greater gift we could ask for.
We would like to update you on our progress so far, both financially and on our future plans.
We have received $3,200 in one time gifts and have commitments for $195 per month in recurring donations. Praise God!
Our goal is to raise $5,000 per month in support. We are praying for 250 people to give $20.00 per month so that we can devote ourselves full time to facilitating mission trips to Utah, spending one on one time with Mormons with the purpose of sharing the Gospel and developing relationships with them. We will also be busy training mission teams on how to reach Mormons and providing support to those coming out of the LDS church that are afraid to leave even though they know it is not the truth. Many Mormons feel the pressure that their families put on them for even considering leaving the Mormon Church and following the true Jesus of the Bible.
Utah Partnerships for Christ and the radio ministry, AM 820, have developed a number of people to disciple and evangelize. Russ East, the Director of UPFC, is excited about our family moving to Utah to assist in these efforts to carry out the Great Commission in Utah.
If 100% of our needed support is not raised, Barry is pursuing a part-time job with UPS and will work with UPFC part-time as well as Jennifer working part time with administrative duties for UPFC. The more support we receive, the more time we will be able to commit to working directly with Mormons in ministry.
Here is a short note from Russ East, director of UPFC:
Dear Friends of the Smith Family,
Thank you for your willingness to serve the Lord by supporting the Smith Family!
As members of the body of Christ, your faithfulness to God’s leading is appreciated beyond words. You will be represented by your dear friends in a place where 6 out of 10 people are affiliated with Mormonism. They are going to a place where you will find 14 Mormon temples and Mormon churches on literally every street corner in the majority of the state.
If you can share what God has given to you with this family, know your investment will not be in vain. There are so many people to reach here…all the Pastors in Utah cannot begin to provide the discipleship needed to carry out the Great Commission in Utah…so please consider helping me, a former Mormon saved out of the Mormon church 34 years ago and living in Utah with my family for 19 years. Send and sustain the Smith family financially as they serve alongside me and my wife with Utah Partnerships for Christ!
Humbled by your support,
Utah Partnerships for Christ
Here is how you can have an active role in this ministry financially:
Prayerfully commit to a monthly donation at www.upfc.org or by downloading the app for your Smartphone/Tablet by searching Utah Partnerships for Christ in your app store
Send a check with “For the Smiths” written in the memo line to:
Utah Partnerships for Christ
3701 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84403
On May 28th, we moved out of our home and are living with Barry’s parents until we leave Florida. God has provided a renter for our home and we are so thankful for that. We are also grateful for the extra time to spend with Barry’s parents. We are confident that God will provide for ALL our needs. It is a leap of faith to admit that we do not know where the money is coming from, but we are certain in His abilities to deliver what we need to us. If it is 250 families giving $20 per month or if it is 1 person writing 1 check, our God is able.
We are scheduled to move from Florida on July 29, 2013. We are only 57 days away! We already have our POD loaded and we are anxious to get started.
Please be in prayer for our last 57 days in Florida, our travel as we drive the 2,300 miles across the country and that our focus will always stay on the Son.
We are blessed to be His vessels and we are humbled to be going as His hands and His feet.
Barry & Jennifer Smith