Monday, December 16, 2013

Elise loves to read books
and learn new words
Dear Friends & Family,

We thank God for His rich blessings and mercy on us throughout this year.  He has guided and directed our every step as we relocated to Los Fresnos, Texas to join the ministry of To Every Tribe, where Justin has been serving as the Director of Communications & Development.  We have enjoyed becoming part of the To Every Tribe family and community.  

Wearing our hoodies
on a rare cold day in
southern Texas
To Every Tribe exists to extend the worship of Christ among all peoples by mobilizing the church, training disciple-makers, and sending missionary teams to plant churches among the unreached. Our passion is to see the name of Jesus Christ worshipped by every people group on earth.  There are over 7,000 people groups with three billion people unreached with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.  We pray that God will raise up and propel thousands of missionaries into this Kingdom harvest.  We are blessed to play a crucial role in providing critical communications support and training to the To Every Tribe field missionary staffmissionary traineeshome base staff, and for the organization in general as we strive towards this one mission.

The missionaries, trainees, and staff at To Every Tribe are support-
based positions.  Our monthly support goal is $4,000.  This covers work expenses, travel
Elise Mary Frances is
growing up so fast!
costs, support-raising expenses, living expenses, and administrative costs.  So far this year God has provided an average of 38% of this goal through our faithful supporters.  We pray that God will continue to sustain our finances through your generous support.

We ask you to join us in this mission to reach the unreached with Christ.  We pray that God would use you in this Kingdom work as well.  

In Christ,

Justin & Emily Vander Ark

To Every Tribe Missionary Trainee burial form signing
Elise enjoying the beach on South Padre Island

Missionary Trainees and their families after signing burial forms