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Farewell, USA! September-October 2013 Prayer Letter


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Dear Prayer Partners,

Well friends, this is the last prayer letter you will receive from us for a while…from the USA.

Deputation Update IS FINISHED!!

Yes, within days we will land in Colombia to begin the next stage of our ministry! Deputation has been a blessing to us over the last 2 years. We have made many “yoke fellow” friends. Thank you for standing with us as we take the Gospel to South America.

The best I can tell from our numbers, we were in just over 300 churches, travelling about 150,000 miles. We were in 23 States, stayed in 42 prophet’s chambers and over 100 hotels. It’s been a very busy but exciting time. God has taught us many lessons, primarily that we would trust him. He is a great God, and he always takes care of us. We don’t deserve his blessings, but we are so grateful both to Him and to you that have helped us along our way.

Currently we are at 95% of our needed support. Please pray with me that God would enable just a few more monthly partners, so that we may fully minister to the Colombian people.

Staying In Touch

Technology is great to stay connected overseas. Here’s how to get in touch of us while in Colombia. Be sure to check out our website, bemagnified.org (or sign up for email newsletter!) for periodic updates that aren’t included by mail.

Email:
(also works with iMessage/FaceTime for apple/mac users)

aaronlvance@gmail.com | aubrie888@yahoo.com

Phone:
(US number that will work for texting & calls)

(678) 696-0082

Facebook / Twitter / Skype:

search: aaronlvance

Mailing Address:

(contact us after we arrive and we can give you info on how to send us letters or packages)

Colombia Visit Opportunity!

Upon arrival to Colombia, we’ll immediately begin setting up our house and ministry. I would like to invite you to visit us on a short-term mission trip. We are organizing a special trip for singles & college aged students on June 9-26, 2014. This will include one week at the Our Generation Camp in GA for training, and nearly 2 weeks of seeing the need in Colombia, assisting with the beginning stages of a church plant and making an impact. The cost is $1700 and includes airfare from Atlanta and expenses. See our website for info and to fill out an application. Also, if you are interested in bringing a church or youth group, call or email me to work out a time. We’d love to have you!

Prayer Requests

  • Our flight to Colombia on November 13
  • That we could find a home to rent quickly
  • Contacts to be made & souls to be saved
  • Wisdom and safety
  • Family back home. It will be hard on them too!

God bless. We love, appreciate, and pray for each of you. Thank you for giving so that we may go. As we see from the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:16-19:

“…Ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

All For Jesus,

Aaron Vance & Family

Philippians 1:20-21

 

Click for a printable PDF version of our prayer letter.

Click for a printable PDF version of our prayer letter.

 

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July – August 2013 Prayer Letter


Deputation Update

Click to see and print our full prayer letter (with pictures)

Click to see and print our full prayer letter (with pictures)

The countdown has begun! As I sit here to write this letter, it is almost surreal to know that in just over 2 months we will land in Bucaramanga, Colombia to begin our ministry of church-planting. For the past 2 years on deputation, we have been so blessed and humbled by the many churches and individuals that have helped us along our way. Thank you all for holding the ropes for us. The work is just beginning.

Many have helped with our setup fund needs, and we are most grateful! If you’d still like to have a part, we’d encourage you to check out our website (BeMagnified.org) to see an updated list of our needs. Gifts can be given online through PayPal or by sending a check to our Mission Board and marking it “Aaron Vance” or “322.” Pastors, would you consider taking up a special offering for this?

Family Update

My wife and our little girls are excited about moving to South America. It seems every time we get in the car, Amira asks if it’s time to move to Colombia yet. To say there is much work to do is quite an understatement. Please pray everything goes smoothly in these last days.

Aubrie is recovering well from her surgery. Thank you all for your prayers in that matter. Our God is always faithful and good, and we pray that even in most difficult moments He would receive great glory.

Colombian Culture Corner

According to CIA.gov, 75% of Colombians live in cities. This rate is going up rapidly as every year more families and students are looking for a better life and future. Looking at the New Testament model of church planting in Acts, there is a strong focus on reaching cities, whereby the Gospel could easily spread into smaller towns and villages. We need more laborers for the thousands of cities around the world that lack a strong Gospel witness. There are still about 200 of these cities in Colombia. Would you be willing to give your life to reach a city?

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that the remaining 10% of our monthly support would be raised before we leave
  • Pray for several setup fund needs to be met (see website for details)
  • Pray for travels to our remaining 2 dozen meetings with churches around the Eastern US
  • Pray that God would prepare hearts of Colombians to receive the Gospel before we arrive
  • Pray for more laborers. How about you?

It excites me to know that soon, many Colombians will hear the true Gospel message for the first time. You have had a part in this through your prayers and financial support. Thank you. Please let us know how we can pray for you.

All for Jesus,

Aaron Vance & Family

Prayer Letter for May & June 2013


Dear Pastors and Prayer Partners,

Deputation Update

Click To See Printable PDF (with pictures).

Click To See Printable PDF (with pictures).

It has been whirlwind since our last letter. We’ve participated in youth camps & weeks of training, seen people saved and called into missions, and of course we’ve had a blast preaching and sharing our ministry in churches all around the Eastern US.

Colombia is getting closer each day! Our tickets are paid for and now set for November 13th. God constantly takes care of each need, and he has used many of you to do that. Thank you!

Our support is currently just over 80% and we hope to be fully supported before leaving. Will you pray that God will enable churches to join us as monthly partners? Also, we’ve been saving for our setup fund, and many have so generously given, but we still have some more needs in this area. Would you pray about making a special offering through your church or Sunday School class for this need? This will help us as we get started in reaching people in Colombia. Below are several items that we will need and others which have already been provided for. Gifts can be sent through our Mission Board or online through Paypal.

Set Up Fund Needs

  • Four Airline Tickets — $1,600
  • Baggage Fees — $250
  • Passports — $350
  • Religious Visa — $500
  • Hotel upon arrival — $500
  • Apartment deposit — $2,000
  • Beds & Furniture — $1,500
  • Refrigerator — $500
  • Washer/Dryer — $1,000
  • Oven/Range — $300
  • Water Purification — $300
  • Used Vehicle — $6,000

Family Update

As many may have heard, we recently lost our 3rd child which we were expecting to be born in January. Many others who have also gone through this have helped with words of encouragement. In addition, we discovered that Aubrie also has a painful disease called endometriosis. Her doctor wants to do surgery on August 1st {*UPDATE – July 25*} to relieve the pain. There is no real cure for this disease and many of those affected continue to have surgeries most of their lives. Aubrie is also looking into some alternative treatments, including drastic diet changes, to hopefully reduce the pain and need for additional surgeries. Thanks for your prayers with us in this matter. God is still good, and he knows each struggle we have. We couldn’t imagine going through this without Him!

From The Mouth Of Babes

During our family devotions, our 3-year-old Amira prayed, “Dear Jesus, please let my little brother come back from Heaven because I miss him!”

Colombian Culture Corner

672 Colombians died today… And yesterday… And the day before… According to Colombia’s death rate, 672 people will meet God each day! The saddest part is that most of those will not make it into heaven. They are trusting in their own works, their religion, their effort. And the Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). You see, it’s not what we do, it’s about believing in what Christ has DONE. Colombians need to hear this! Thanks for helping us take God’s good news to them. We love y’all!

In Christ & For His Glory,

Aaron Vance & Family
BeMagnified.org

 

 

I Just Need To Say…


Thank you.

I was thinking today about all those of you that have invested us, and it really blows me away!

You have sacrificed time in praying for us regularly.

You have sacrificed finances and given so that we may go.

You have treated us more kindly than we deserve.

You have cared for us, loved us, helped us, kept in touch…

We are spoiled.

I feel like the most blessed person in the world.

Every minute, every dime, every thought and kind word given has helped us on our way to Colombia.

God has been doing a great work, and you’ve had a part!

Lives have been and will be eternally impacted because of you.

So, thank you!

Video Update – June 2013


Here is a quick video to let you know what is going on with our family this month as we journey to Colombia, South America to start churches and teach the Bible.

In this update:

  • Deputation is almost finished!
  • We lost a pregnancy, but we know that God has a plan in it
  • Challenge about Colombia

Keep up with our story and find out more at http://www.bemagnified.org

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