Support Us

For this endeavour, we need the support of many people – physically, spiritually, emotionally and of course financially. Some ways that you can support us

Physically

There is a big long list of things that we need in Liberia that we just can’t get there.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR SCARLETT

  • Good quality paint brushes
  • Paint
  • Tiny witches hats for sport
  • Cricket bat
  • Netball/basketball hoop
  • Coloured paper
  • Coloured cardboard
  • Mini paddle pop sticks
  • Blank white pre-folded cards + envelopes (from Kmart)
  • Nice a5 notebooks
  • A4 spiral art books

KITCHEN THINGS

  • Potato masher
  • Individually wrapped tea bags (twinings Australian afternoon tea is the fav)
  • Tea box (to keep tea in)

TOOLS

  • Electric sander
  • 12V air compressor
  • Bike repair kit

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Money for clothes (it seems a little ridiculous, but we need to take comfortable clothes and swimmers for the kids for the next 3 years – trying to anticipate their growth spurts 3 years in advance is quite a challenge)
  • Hair elastics – these wear out so quickly with the humidity and salt air there
  • Suit bags (also humidity wise, all our clothes go mouldy in the wardrobes. Having them protected with suit bags filled with silicon sachets will reduce the mould on our clothes)
  • Bikes
  • Wii games

Sprirtually

There is really no spiritual teaching for any of us in Liberia. Some ways that you can support us spiritually

  • Prayer – first and foremost, we can not be doing any of this if we didn’t believe in a living, active God. Therefore we MUST be in prayer and have others in prayer with us as we seek to glorify Him in all that we do.
  • We would love access to rightnowmedia.org We rely heavily on downloading and listening to sermons for our spiritual food, but being visual learners, we find it difficult to absorb sometimes. This website would also allow us to use some visual aids with our own kids as well as the little kids at our library and church.

EMOTIONALLY

Please don’t put us on a pedestal!

  • Send us an email
    We are no different from yourself and it is nice to have a chat about you and what you’re up to. We are interested in you and praying for you too this partnership thing is a two-way street. If you write us an email, we will usually write one back.
  • Send a care package
    It can be a letter or something a little bigger (like vegemite!!) – just the excitement of getting something from Australia is the best! Life away from family can be difficult – especially when they are going through happy or sad times without you present… these times are the hardest for us.

FINANCIALLY

Let’s be honest, without this, we can’t go

  • We desperately need supporters to help us get our big kids to school. They will be heading to Dakar Academy in Senegal for the remainder of their high school years. We need to raise support for that and also to make up the difference in the decrease of the AUD over the years. To this effect, we need to raise a total of $30,000/year.
  • To financially support us please click here.
  • See a full breakdown of our monthly budget here

Prayer Points

  • Thanks to God for His wonderful provision for us and for constantly moulding and shaping us to live more Godly lives
  • Please pray for continued protection for our girls and our parenting of them
  • Pray that we can stay focused on God's provision of us as we approach this new stage in our Liberia journey

In the calendar

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July
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August
  • 9th - Scarlett's birthday

$6,668/mo = 200 people @ $34/mo ($Aus).
That's just over $1 a day!

Please contact us if you would like more information, or would be willing to have us come to your church or group to talk about our mission in Liberia.


One-time costs

We need to raise $60,000 in setup costs to cover us getting all of the legal documentation, vaccinations, shipping, travel and setup of our new home in Liberia.

  • Monthly Budget

  • Description
  • Cost
  •  
  • $6,668/month ($80,000/year)
  • Ministry Account
  • $500/month
    (fuel, travel, printing, project assistance etc)
  • Housing (Liberia)
  • $479/month
    (rent and electricity)
  • Medical
  • $384/month
  • Housing (Australia)
  • $291/month
    (rent and electricity)
  • Contingency Fund (Housing)
  • $15/month
  • Australia- home staffing housing assistance
  • $100/month
  • Tax (Australia)
  • $24/month
  • Home assignment
  • $455/month
  • Education
  • $125/month
  • Stipend
  • $1,849/month
  • Field Support Service Fee
  • $107/month
  • International Support Service Fee
  • $249/month
  • Australia Support Service Fee
  • $370/month
  • Australia Partnership Service Fee
  • $370/month
  • Items divided out into monthly costs
  •  
  • Flights & Travel
  • $900/month
  • Retirement from SIM fund
  • $450/month