Every mission has a budget. ASAPH's budget has grown a bit from the very first years until now. This year we didn't maintain growth or even stay level. SO, we are making plans to adapt to that reality.
It's always hard to eliminate. We've added some great projects these last few years. The most recent additions are obviously the first to go. In this case, we are looking at eliminating our annual summer band camp which is a significant amount of money. The band members are able to cover a portion, but the major part falls to ASAPH. We are looking at being unable to swing it this year.
The soccer camp we've had twice now is also at risk of not happening. As well, ASAPH has been able to help many students cover some education costs lately...from preschool students to college students. We've had to cut that budget in half almost.
ASAPH is already frugal with expenses. Our monthly food bill will remain the same in spite of pretty drastic inflation. By God's grace our transportation costs will go down a bit since we have a place in town to transfer funds now....no motorcycle trips to the highway each month.
SO, we trust God. He has provided, and we know He will provide. We aren't going to force any one project to happen no matter what. We share this info with all of our supporters, and invite you to share it as well.
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Missionary in Haiti.