Were You Praying?

Have you ever felt a heavy burden to pray for someone? Sometimes these burdens come at strange times or for people we are not close to. But it is amazing what a simple prayer can do for others.

Don and Glenda Moon work with a lot of missionary students which they shared about in their recent newsletter. Their current group of students is a wide range in age, marital status, and nationality. They have already had many students sign up for an advanced course in September. In their newsletter, the Moon’s asked if they had people praying for them on a specific Monday night.


“Late Monday night on the first week of classes, five armed men entered one of the cabins on campus and took everything of value. We thank God for physical protection that night and that the material losses have been replaced through God’s people. We are taking new security measures, and most of all, trusting in the protecting hand of God.”


ACT: Pray for Don and Glenda as they continue to work with students, and pray for their safety. Also stop to pray for those who God brings to your mind throughout the day.

Your Groceries = Help for Missions

Extreme couponing is the latest craze to hit homes, grocery stores, and reality TV. But even if you’re not into clipping coupons, you can still save money and help raise funds for missions each time you head to the supermarket.

Do you eat cereal? Like a nice grilled chicken breast? Enjoy a soda or two a day? If you answered yes to any of these, then raising money for missions becomes as easy as shop, clip, and send.

Taylor Christian School in McAllen, Texas, has been using groceries as a fundraiser for years, and missionary Betsy Tarr is carrying on the tradition.

“This year our school will be participating in Labels for Education®, Box Tops for Education, Tyson Project A+™, My Coke Rewards for Schools, and Office Depot® 5% Back to Schools programs,” Betsy shared. “Through these programs, you can collect UPC codes, beverage caps, and box tops from participating products to earn points and money that can be redeemed for free educational merchandise, equipment, and other needs.”

Check out this article for details on how your groceries can be used to help missions on the Texas/Mexico border.