Welcome to the very first issue of “In the Desert with the Darfi.” We might not be in the desert yet, but we are on our way. (For anyone who might not know, “Darfi” is our own plural form of Darfus.)
With this first issue of our newsletter comes the news that we have reached 27% of our monthly support. As thankful as we are to be to this point, we are even more thrilled to share with you our cash need is 100% funded! For this blessing we thank God, our fantastic prayer partners who have been praying that God “would knock our socks off,” and all who have given. God is good! From this point, all monetary donations will be divided by 36 and added to our monthly support.
Our official support-raising adventure began on Sunday, February 25 when we spoke at Rushville CCCU church in Rushville, Ohio. They were so kind and supportive, even after we informed them they were our “guinea pigs”! Since that Sunday, we have been blessed by the terrific people we have met and the churches at which we have shared. The past 5 1/2 months have included sharing at 16 churches, three different camp meetings, one missions conference, and enjoying the delicious cuisine of one missions dinner. It has been interesting to see the differences in the churches of our denomination. Each one unique, but all serving one God!
Doug and the boys started back to school last week. Our summer is coming to a close, but we look forward to the new adventures fall will bring. We are so thankful for each of you. Thank you for supporting us! We appreciate your prayers and financial support. We couldn’t be to this point without you. Our family has a prayer list, and when we go to a church and someone shares a need with us, their name goes on our list. If there is ever anything for which you would like us to pray, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our list! In addition, if you know of a church, small group, or organization that may be interested in having us share with them, you can let us know via that email address as well.
Doug, Becky, Noah, Elijah, and Josiah Darfus
Upcoming speaking events
August 22 - Jefferson Avenue CCCU (Chillicothe, OH)
August 26 - Newport CCCU (London, OH)
September 2 - Yoder family reunion (Shipshewana, IN)
September 8/9 - East Side Church (Sharon, PA)
September 16 - Faith Memorial Church (Lancaster, OH)
September 23 - New Covenant CCCU (Waverly, OH)
September 26 - Heritage Memorial CCCU (Washington Courthouse, OH)
September 30 - Pleasant Ridge CCCU (Laurelville, OH)
October 7 - Central Avenue CCCU (Columbus, OH)
If you haven’t yet joined our financial and prayer support team and are interested in doing so, you can in a number of ways:
Go to wgm.org/darfus and click on ‘give.”
Go to TheDarfusFamily.org.
Send your check to World Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 948, Marion, Indiana 46952-0948. Our ID # is 13140.