This is never an easy thing to talk about. Most missionaries would rather never mention this. But after much prayer, we felt that it was something that we should share with you all.
Over the last few months, our support levels have dropped. This happens to missionaries at various times, especially during the summer months. Each month our support level is different, but God has been good, we always end the month with enough.
The support we received this month was $500 less than what our usual expenses are, not inclusive of additional expenses such as doctor's visits, computer and car repairs, and travel expenses relating to our upcoming furlough. God again has proven faithful, continually providing additional support as we have needed it.
We currently are in need of an increase in monthly support of about $500/month. This may sound like a lot, but our current monthly support (after paying social security taxes and insurance) averages about $1100/month. We try to live very frugal lives, as this amount must cover rent for our house, utilities, food, rent for church, gas for the car, and any other expenses that arise.
As the month is drawing to a close, we are asking for you to prayerfully consider financially supporting us. At the end of this post is the contact info for Shepherd's Staff, the organization that handles our finances.
If you are currently supporting us financially, we want to thank you for this. We want you to know that you are just as important a team member as us on the field, for without you, we would not be here today.
Jonathan, for the Ferguson Five
You can mail checks to:
Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators
PO Box 53640
Albuquerque, NM 87153-3640
Please be sure to put Acct: 5509 on the memo line
Or, you can give electronically through credit/debit card by visiting:
and clicking on the "Donate Now" button.