Sunday, October 23, 2016

Changes and Transitions

...changes and transitions....
These two words can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, but they are a part of life, right? Pray for us as the next several months bring a lot of changes and transitions. This inevitably brings losses and new beginnings; fear and excitement for the unknown.

We have lived in the Savannah, Georgia area for almost five years now. We have come to know and love this area as "home" and have been blessed by the LORD with many wonderful friends who have become family. Our plan is to move back to Pennsylvania for our last six months in America. However, we'll be speaking at a conference scheduled for February here in the Savannah area, so we're already looking forward to a break from the northern winter! After a family wedding in June, we plan to depart for Papua New Guinea. We would love to leave from Atlanta, so that we can say our last "so-long-for-now's" here in Georgia before we leave.

We have a lot of work to do in our last month or two here. Pray for us to use our time wisely and pray that God will raise up partners to support us in our missions work. We have about 4% of our needed monthly support coming in, but several more pledges for support. We need to have a minimum of 75% in order to purchase our tickets and depart. Tom's employment will be ending at the end of October and we will take a leap of faith into full-time ministry and support raising!

We spoke at two different churches this past week. Pray for more opportunities to share our ministry with churches, small groups, Sunday school classes, etc. Please let us know if you would like to host a group at your home, or if you would like to have us come share in your small group or congregation. We are willing to travel! We will also gladly provide dessert and coffee if you are willing to host a group in your home for us. :)

Our timeline--which is always subject to change as the Lord leads--is to move to Pennsylvania in December.  We will be reconnecting with friends and family, and looking to continue to build our base of ministry partners. God has burdened our hearts for lost and unreached people. He is laying a heavy sense of urgency on us to go! We must obey Him and follow where He leads. Thank you for praying with us; He is faithful!

If God leads you to give to our ministry, there are several ways you can give:
Mail your tax deductible donation to: New Tribes Mission, 1000 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771. Attach a note stating that it is for the ministry of Tom & Jen McBratney. Please do not write on the check.
You can also give online at:

No amount is too big or too small. You can give a one-time gift or become a monthly partner. We need prayer partners as well, so thank you for partnering with us in prayer!

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