Hi everybody. This post is a personal notice and request.
Since September of 2012, I've been living with Aaron Hermann in the family home in Pittsburgh. His Dad has been my benefactor, and this situation has been the Lord's kind provision for me. The time has come for me to move on. Nothing has changed in the relationship between Aaron and myself, we're still very committed partners in the work of The Open Scroll. It's for the sake of his Dad, who has shouldered the burden of support for far longer than any of us expected. He has been exceeding generous in accomodating me, and with retirement and relocation on his mind I'm really looking forward to easing his buden.
I find myself in a situation like back in 2012, when my savings had very nearly run out and I had no idea where I would go after leaving the apartment I had been leasing. As before, the time has come to relocate and with available funds my options are few. Even if I sell my car to raise living expenses, without more help it is obvious that I'll be out on the street before long. As to what provision the Lord intends for me with regard to housing, I really don't know. For the 4th time since moving to Pittsburgh, I've given serious consideration to becoming a wage earner again, which would simplify the matter, but the Lord has directed me to be content with ministering as I have, and to be encouraged with faith in that, as the need is changing, that He will provide in this season as before.
When I shared about my need back in April, I was blessed to see a substantial increase in the number of and level of donations in support of this ministry. My appeal was met with such a wonderfully encouraging response. At that time, I updated a study which addresses the key biblical principles touching on the subject of provision for the Lord's ministers: Entering into the Freedom of Giving and Receiving
Thanks so much to every one of you who prays for or supports this work in whatever way you do. The Lord sees and does not forget, who greatly rewards what is done in loving obedience for His sake.
So, here's my appeal. Please join Aaron and I in prayer about finding the Lord's provision, first and foremost. If you are feeling led by the Lord to sponsor the work of The Open Scroll and help us in this time of need, I invite you to do so as the Lord may lead. I'm quite willing to relocate, if housing is offered elsewhere. I have a car, and furnishings for a room, and don't have need for very much additional storage space.
Regardless of what the outcome is going to be for me, in this weird season pending the time reset, it has been a huge honor and privilege for me, and Aaron with me, to be able to serve you. God is so good to us!
Blessings in Y'shua!