Since our last update in February, we are thrilled to report another 5% gain in our monthly support, allowing us to say we are 85% funded for our monthly partnership needs! With only 15% yet to be filled, our departure for Colombia begins to feel tangible. Wow, God is good! Please note that we are NOT permitted to begin our legal paperwork or make travel plans until we reach 100% funded.
You, our ministry partners (through giving, prayer, encouragement, and support), are a great source of joy and encouragement to us. We urge you to continue what you are doing to help us get to Colombia soon, as we rejoice in the message of Galatians 6:9. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” We love to hear from you—please feel free to email, text, or call us with prayer requests, praises, or stories of the lessons God is teaching you in this season.
Here is a summary of our financial status:
Please pray and consider joining us as a financial partner, or refer friends or family to us so that we can share our story and invite them to participate in missions through giving. All monthly donations that have been given up to this point have been set aside as part of our moving fund. We praise God and say thank you to our faithful givers that have contributed so much to our finances already!
- We have been working on building ministry partnerships with renewed energy, as God provided new contacts and prompted us to actively invite others to participate in global missions through giving.
- In April, our team leader and another team member were able to visit several cities in Colombia. They confirmed details for our partnership with a national ministry organization that has agreed to help Camino Global missionaries through the legal visa process as they are released to the field (once we are 100% funded).
- Our girls are now in their final week of school. One step of faith we’ve taken is to notre-enroll at their current school for 2018-2019. Instead, we plan to homeschool for at least 1 year as we transition to life in Colombia.
- With summer upon us, we are looking at some potential travel to other parts of Ohio, as well as other states, for partnership building. While at home, we will use our time for local partnership building, as well as some physical preparation of our belongings to move internationally.
- Praise God, our teammates (the Wallace family) has been released to the field, and they have purchased tickets to travel to Bogotá May 21. Please pray for the Wallace family’s packing process, goodbyes, travel, and transitions upon arrival to Colombia. We can’t wait to join them!
- Please pray that God will move hearts and budgets to bring additional monthly financial partners—through churches, small groups, and individuals. Consider the example of the Philippians church, who gave generously to Paul so that he could be free to engage in ministry rather than spend his time building tents. (Philippians 4:14-20)
- Ask God to strengthen and guide us through the logistics and emotions of an international move. We need His grace and godly wisdom as we complete tasks and also parent our two precious girls through difficult transitions.
- Pray for God’s blessings, for endurance and personal growth for all those who are part of the Camino Global team to Colombia—our missionaries, support staff, and ministry partners. We are reminded that He blesses us so that we can live by faith, give, and do ministry. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
#TeamKimforColombia :: Ministry Vision
Why Colombia? While a large percentage of Colombians self-identify as “Christian,” the majority of them have never heard the whole gospel, and do not know they need a personal faith in Christ for salvation.
What will Kyu and Anna do? Kyu plans to use his professional graphic design skills to assist doctrinally sound local churches with design needs and technology troubleshooting. Anna plans to use her teaching skills to do English language outreach ministry through a local church or ministry organization. Both Kyu and Anna will engage in evangelism and discipleship (one-on-one and/or in group settings) as they build personal relationships in Colombia. We both also see the need to care for and disciple our ministry partners, through intercessory prayer for them and by hosting short-term ministry teams in the future.