Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Support Letter!

Dear family and friends;
                We are happy to announce that God has opened a door that will be leading us to Fremont, Nebraska immediately.  Mike will be an intern for a camp called Camp Rivercrest .  We will be partnering with a ministry called Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) “The Alliance”.   As passionate and excited as we are about this opportunity, we are also very saddened that we will be leaving.  We began this journey over two years ago when Mike gave his life to the Lord.  Shortly thereafter, God put a calling in our hearts to go into camp ministry.  We were challenged many times with our faith, trust, and control.  The Lord knows our plans for us, plans to proper us and not to harm us, to give us a future.  Jeremiah 29:11. 
                We have made ourselves willing and available to serve Him, to be His hands and feet, and further the kingdom of God to give His name glory.  We could not have done this without the prayers and support of so many people.  In order to pursue this calling, we have chosen to give up our jobs and are humbly asking for prayer and financial support?  We would ask that you consider partnering with us with a monthly gift or giving a one-time gift.  Your gift will make it possible for us to focus on learning ministry in the camp setting so that we can pursue our life call. Your donations are tax deductible, and you would receive a year end receipt.  Checks can be made out to Camp Rivercrest and put Solmen’s in the memo line. You can send your donations to 2840 County Road 13 Fremont, NE 68025.  Our Goal is to raise $20,000 for our first year.  
Again, as we start this new chapter of our lives, everyone will be missed. There is no better place than to be in the will of God and with that said we are blessed to know that you have been a huge part of our lives. 
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Thank You and May God bless you as you consider partnering with us in this adventure.
The Solmen’s

 Mike, Shawna, Kirk, Owen and Lyvvie
Enclosed: Information regarding the C&MA

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