Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lima Family August 2013 Update
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Prayer, Children, & Justice

Our Mission, Mandate, and Movement.

Our mission is to strengthen the global prayer movement, increasing the Church's cry for Jesus to come back, directly hastening His return.  Along our journey, the Lord has made it clear that we have a mandate to work with children because it is within that age group that the Kingdom advances the most.  We've been intercessory missionaries for 7 years now serving at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City and at Jump In, a children's ministry in Canby OR. In this time, having positioned our hearts before God in the Prayer Room, we have felt the Lord's desire for His justice to be expressed in the earth.  God has put the street kids of Brazil in our sights, and we are now making advancements to reach out to them in a powerful way. 

Working with Exodus Cry

We have the tremendous privilege this year to join with Exodus Cry, an anti human trafficking ministry, who is focusing their efforts on Brazil as the World Cup approaches next June.  They are launching the project "Liberdade" which will involve establishing a 24/7 prayer room in each of the 12 cities that are hosting the World Cup for the duration of the 31 day event.  Exodus Cry has asked us to be the leaders in my parents' home city of Porto Alegre, Brazil.  We will setup a 24/7 prayer room in the red light district of the city and send out teams to give gift bags to the prostitutes as we invite them to come receive prayer.  This is the weightiest ministry endeavor of our lives, and we're so thankful for the privilege.

Sidewalk Sunday Schools

On September 21st, we are launching an outreach to the children of the greater Kansas City area in partnership with Churches all around our area.  Sidewalk Sunday Schools are an outreach where we pull a truck up into the neighborhoods and do live worship, games, teaching, and more, bringing church to the kids who might not otherwise go to church.  We are launching at two different sites, with 3 more in the works.  The vision is to eventually have 30 sites.  I am personally overseeing all of the musical / worship needs for all the sites. 

Our Needs

We currently have 41 partners that pledge a total of $2300 per month.  This is exciting for us and we are encouraged by the faithfulness of our partners.  Over the past three Summer months, we have received an average of $1000 per month, including a few special one-time gifts.  That is $1300 less per month than what has been pledged to us, or a 56% pay cut over the Summer months.  This dip in giving has accumulated to a loss of $3900 this past Summer, and needless to say we are at our financial end.

We understand that over the Summer months there is a lot of transition for many folks; vacations, moving, graduations, etc.  We also acknowledge that by choosing the missionary lifestyle we have signed up to live by faith;  faith that God will provide, and He has and does every step of the way.  We've also learned the Biblical principle that 99% of God's provision comes through His people.  To be faithful stewards of our calling we must step out in faith, make our needs known, and trust that God will move on your heart to finance the Kingdom advancement through our work.

As I write this, I must be honest in saying we are struggling this month to meet our basic needs.  We just got our end of the month pay check and it was a total of $226. That's all we have from now until Sep. 15th.

So the good news is that you can partner with us in one of three ways:

1) If you are a monthly partner, then continue giving faithfully.
2) If your not currently a monthly partner, would you pray about monthly partnership with us?  Giving Instructions down below.
3) If your giving pattern is not one that flows in a monthly expression and you prefer to give one-time gifts, then would you consider giving this week toward our mission?

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for praying about monthly financial partnership.

Abi Sue's dedication on Aug 18th.

Giving Instructions

But first, a word on Tax Deductions.  In order for you to get a tax deduction you must make your donation out to "IHOP-KC".  Not everyone itemizes their deductions come tax time.  If that is you, then you can make your gift out to "Danny Lima".

Through Paypal, we can only receive gifts to our name, therefore there is no tax deduction (but that will soon change)

Regardless of weather you make you payment out to "IHOP-KC," or "Danny Lima," we receive all contributions at the same address.  So, when mailing gifts and donations either on your own, or through your bank's electronic payment method, send your payment to this address:

4212 E. 113th Ter.
Kansas City, MO  64137

Thank You for Considering Us,

The Limas

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