After just over 7 months of raising support, we would like to publicly announce that we have received initial clearance and approval from the Assemblies of God World Missions office to leave for Asia Pacific in July! Rejoice with us in this exciting news! We still need to receive travel clearance, visa clearance and regional clearance before we purchase tickets and set a hard departure date, but we plan on leaving near July 1 and are excited that that is a very strong possibility! This final process could take several weeks or even a month, so please pray for this process to be expedited. We are really humbled by how God has provided for us along our journey so far, but there is still more to do! God is continuing to give us vision of additional projects and ways to serve throughout Asia Pacific. To take on these projects, we need additional funding. Here are some projects that we feel the Lord is putting on our heart Equipment: Editing System - $4000 Alex needs an editing and motion graphics computer system to be able assist on projects within the current APMM workflow. This equipment would stay with APMM after Alex and Betsy’s term and will be a great resource to the APMM team. This will also provide resources for an Filipino college senior internship that Alex is developing to work alongside American college students providing on-the-job-training.
Myanmar: Video Production Training - $1100 Myanmar is open to the Gospel for the first time in 50 years. This is a tremendous opportunity for APMM to pour into church leaders like never before. Alex has been invited to develop a training for church leaders in September. Pray for Alex as he prepares and presents at a media workshop for these urban churches.
Taiwan: Video Production/Motion Graphics Training - $1000 Alex has been invited to working alongside APMM staff in the Taiwan studio to develop short video segments for believers on a website in China.
Hong Kong: Pre-Production Scouting - $900 APMM is in pre-production on a feature length film about the Overseas Filipino Worker, or OFW. Alex has been invited to interface a film crew in Hong Kong to research video production equipment and personnel.
Indonesia: Video Production Training - $1000 Alex has been invited to provide training for local leaders. Alex would also film footage for future use and possibly work along side missionary and friend Jamie Kemp.
Prayer Requests: Would you pray that God would continue to be faithful in providing for us and these additional opportunities? Here are some additional ways you can pray for us: 1. We still need a renter for our town house. Please pray God provides a perfect renter and share this video with anyone you feel would be interested. 2. We are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all we have to do before we leave for Asia Pacific. Pray for endurance during our last few days in the US and that we use our time wisely and efficiently. 3. Pray that our final clearance can be expedited so we may purchase tickets quickly.