Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Let's Get a Move On

Have questions?  Here are some answers.
Why in the world are you moving to Indonesia?  
So glad you asked!  Our family felt led to move to Waco, TX in 2010 to 
attend a discipleship training school here at Antioch Community 
Church.  We felt sure we would eventually go onto the mission field.  
While we only intended to stay in Waco for 18 months, God had other 

Two years ago, we spent time in Indonesia.  We met wonderful families 
and became acquainted with a media ministry called Antiokhia Media.  
This team exists to disciple the nations through media that educates, 
equips, and empowers.  We were immediately intrigued (having both 
majored in media production!), and felt our hearts being drawn to this 
ministry for the first time.

Wait, weren’t you guys adopting?
Yes, we have been pursuing domestic adoption for the last two years.  This past summer, we hit multiple roadblocks in that process and it felt like God was really closing that door for right now.  Simultaneously, the Lord seemed to be highlighting Indonesia in many ways (13, to be exact) that seemed like more than just coincidence!

So we're moving to Indonesia!  We are making a two-year commitment, and will re-evaluate our next step at that point.  We feel like God has lined up our giftings, trainings, life-experiences, personalities, and desires for such a time as this.  Our purpose at Antiokhia Media will be to develop media content, mostly geared toward kids, to be used as discipleship and evangelism tools.  These apps, videos, etc. are used by short-term and full-time missionaries, and help bring missions into the context of our current, technologically-advanced world.

How will we get there? YOU!  Would you prayerfully consider being a key partner in making this happen?  As a supporter, you would be part of our team and helping make an eternal impact on Indonesia and nations all over the world. 

We would be so blessed by your prayer support!  Please pray for:
  • Peace while moving-for Ryan and Courtney, and for the boys.
  • Easy transition into a new country, new jobs, new schools, new house, new everything!
  • Full funding to be provided miraculously quickly!

Did you know that it's crazy expensive to move to the other side of the world?  Here are our financial needs:
  • $54,080 in one-time expenses (Plane tickets, shipping, school tuition, housing, visas, taxes, etc.).
  • $4,506/month in pledged support for the two years we're there.

Would you prayerfully consider being a monthly supporter or one-time contributor to our initial expenses?  Click here for a direct link to online giving.

Support checks can be made out to AMI with "McCormicks" in the Memo.
Please mail support checks to:
Antioch Ministries International
505 N. 20th Street
Waco, TX 76707

Or if you'd like to set up a monthly bank draft, contact me at Courtney@quikmail.org and we'll get that up and running for you!

*Your gift to AMI is tax deductible. Donations are solicited with the understanding that AMI has complete discretion and control over all donated funds. In practice AMI implements donor instructions whenever possible.

Thursday, November 14, 2013