Friday, August 24, 2012

Newsito: Top 5 Reasons the Beards are on Furlough

RO4Y Fall 2012 US Tour Dates

Jon and Marillyn (w/ Baby #4), Tobias, Tabitha and Naomi

Thursday, August 23              Arrive in Chicago                        USA

Sunday, August 26               RO4Y Open House                        Bloomingdale, IL

Saturday, September 1         Bloomingdale Church               Bloomingdale, IL

Sunday, September 2         Bloomingdale Church                           Bloomingdale, IL

Saturday, September 8        Calvary Chapel Morgantown              Morgantown, WV

Sunday, September 9            Calvary Chapel Morgantown                     Morgantown, WV

Sunday, September 23          Calvary Chapel Des Moines                Des Moines, IA

Sunday, September 30        Freedom Fellowship                   Kaukana, WI

Sunday, October 21                         Poema Alizay Born                                       Britt, IA

Sunday, November 18 UPDATED          Calvary Chapel Cedar Rapids          Cedar Rapids, IA 

Tuesday, November 27               Rancho Oasis for Youth                              Ojojona, Honduras

 While in the USA, the Beards can be reached at: 515-868-6725

Kid's Bible Study
Reason #1:  
To raise awareness of the ministry happening

          God’s Spirit is changing the lives of children, teens
and their families in the rural mountains of southern Honduras.

          Your friendship, partnership and prayers are critical for our success!
Will you join our support team?

          [Paul & Barnabus] called the church together and reported everything God had done through them. Acts 14:27 (NLT)

RO4Y Weekly Outreach: The Boys and Teens Soccer Teams
Reason #2:  
To increase our financial support so we can influence more lives

          The Ranch has been blessed with consistent financial giving to cover all of our basic ministry needs. With more monthly support we can expand current projects that we have in the community to help with people's standard of living and mental/spiritual health, plus give us more in roads to communicate the Gospel.  The reality is that money is necessary to provide the services we offer to the youth of Ojojona and Tegucigalpa.

We are also collecting funds to purchase the property! The price has been raised and our negotiations continue (at a Honduran pace); we'll keep you posted when a final price is reached. A large financial invest would be a major blessing. 

We trust that God will provide for the ministry's needs; Is He calling you to be involved financially?

You Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News. Phil 4:15 (NLT)

The Unashamed Missions team, one of many missions teams to serve in 2012
Reason #3: 
To call the body of Christ to come along side us
by organizing short-term missions teams

          The majority of the Ranch’s construction projects are completed by groups and the money & labor they put into the buildings. Completed projects means more opportunity to share the Gospel. We've also expanded outreach to the community via VBS, community/RO4Y family construction projects, health seminars, rummage sales and special dinners.

          We also recognize the dynamic spiritual change that can happen during a missions trip. Marillyn and I are serving as full-time missionaries because of our short-term experiences. 

It’s a kingdom building investment at the Ranch and in your life. Is God calling you to invest a week of your life for His kingdom in Honduras this year?

The Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2 (NLT)

Our lone intern for 2012, Collin, and friends
Reason #4:
 To recruit short-term (3 month) and long-term staff & families

          In the field, Rancho Oasis is a family of six that includes one Spanish speaking adult, a deaf woman and four children. We are stretched to the max and amazed at all that God is doing. We’ve seen God move even more when another adult or young person joins us in ministry.

          Reality is we can’t accomplish what God has called us to do on our own. God is preparing each one of us in the body of Christ to serve and advance His kingdom. Will you test God’s faithfulness to you at Rancho Oasis?

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)

Tobi, Tabi and Nomi Beard

Reason #5:
For some R & R: "Refreshment and Rejuvenation"

          10 months of ministry with all of its ups and downs can be invigorating to the soul, but draining on the body. The Beards are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family, as well as enjoying time as a family!

We also are going to see the birth of our fourth child and have come full circle:
Naomi: Made in Mexico / Born in the US
Tabitha: Made in the US / Born in Costa Rica
Tobias: Made in Honduras / Born in Honduras
Baby #4: Made in Honduras / Born in the US

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying,
our spirits are being renewed every day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NLT)

We look forward to seeing you this Fall!!
Keep these goals in your prayers!!! 

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