I'm re-posting a letter I recently shared on facebook (for those of you not part of the world of fb).
Friends and family,
We're excited! Jesus is inviting us to join Him in a ministry to orphans, as well as humanitarian outreach to squatters living near the orphanage. We'll also be doing some construction on a building on the orphanage grounds.
Daniel and I have been privileged to be involved in God's work around the world at various times in our lives, both as singles and as a couple. This however is the first time God has flung open the doors to our whole family. Being the third-culture-kid I am, I've longed for years to introduce our children to another culture (outside the various cultures we've enjoyed here in the U.S.). It seems that now is the time!
We'd love to invite you to join with us in prayer and financial needs as God prompts you. We have no doubt that what God orders, He also pays for.
Pray for God to bring together the entire team of people who need to be part of this endeavor.
Ask God to bring together the prayer support we'll need before, during and after the trip.
And if God asks you to give, well, give and rejoice! :o)
My passport needs to be renewed and the children all need passports. Tack that cost onto the cost of the trip itself and we're looking at $5150. If you want to give and need a tax deductible receipt you can make your check out to Palmyra United Zion Church.
Otherwise, you can send checks to Daniel Hobbs.
Checks can be mailed to Daniel and Carol Hobbs. (Call me if you need an address!)
We'll try to keep notes coming to let you know the status of the trip as God brings the team together.
Thanks for sharing in our joy!! Blessings, Carol-- for the rest of the Hobb(it)s