It’s football time in Oklahoma! September is an exciting month for the Quinn family: our alma mater, the Oklahoma Sooners, hit the field again, Risa turns 1 (14th), we celebrate 2 years of marriage (17th), and Adam hits 26 years old (29th). Since this month is already so exciting, we thought what better time could there be to have promo month!
Our mobilization director (mobilization is the department in charge of making sure we raise our budget) will tell you that it takes missionaries 12-15 months to raise their monthly pledges. We believe, with your help & God, we can get to Costa Rica SOONER! In fact, what we call our “God Goal” has us leaving for Costa Rica May 7th, 2014. That would mean we raised our budget in just 10 months!
We can do it, and here’s the plan.
First, pray for us! Pray that God grants us favor with everyone we talk to. Pray that we communicate our vision clearly and inspire enthusiasm within their hearts. Every time you hear the TV, radio, or conversations about the Sooners and football, remember to pray for us.
Second, make a monthly commitment. Are you thinking of getting us an Anniversary gift? Why not consider making a monthly commitment instead? I know you hear it a lot, but that’s because it is true: every amount matters. Can you do $5, $10, $25, $50, or more a month? I can tell you from experience, if you give to the Lord out of the little you have, he will continue to provide for you in ways that cannot be explained. That’s why Sarah and I support fellow missionaries: we believe in who they are and what God has called them to do, and we know that if we give, God will always be faithful. A word of encouragement: our personal supporters range from $15/month to $500/month and without each of them, we would not make it to Costa Rica. Play the part God has given you to play and He will take care of the rest!
To commit monthly by a reoccurring debit/credit card charge: http://s1.ag.org/quinngive
To commit and give by mail or by manual debit/credit card charge: http://s1.ag.org/quinncommit
* When you make a monthly commitment, please shoot us an email or a Facebook message so we can be sure everything goes through smoothly. Thank you!
Third, share about us with EVERYONE! We are going to make this really easy for you to do! Tomorrow we will post a new blog called “Crazy Costa Rica Facts,” and every day we will be adding another interesting fact about Costa Rica. We will post the fact on Facebook and twitter with a link to follow back to our blog which gives an in-depth explanation. When you see our post every day, share it with your friends- online, on the phone, at work, at church, wherever you go! Some of these facts will be great conversation material!
Our goal by the end of 30 days is to have raised 50% of our budget- we are currently sitting at 30%. That’s about $1,800 in monthly commitment. That’s only $60 a day! We can do it with your help! Get ready- the 30 days will kick off tomorrow! We know you love and believe in us, and we say thank you for helping us with our “Sooner Month,”!
We also hope, no matter who your favorite team is, that they have a successful season! (Go Cowboys, Hurricane, Razorbacks, and more!)