Dear friends of Mission to Missionaries,
I trust this letter finds you well and enjoying a great holiday season. We have much to be thankful for here at Mission to Missionaries, and I wanted to share a few highlights with you.
This year we welcomed over 300 missionaries at EdenRidge and enjoyed near 100% occupancy during the summer and fall seasons. Our guests came from around the world and many expressed deep gratitude for EdenRidge and the time of rest and refreshment it had afforded them. We also built the Welcome Office and a water feature near the cabins, all while making some general improvements to the grounds.
We look forward to 2014 as we continue to welcome missionaries in our two finished cabins. As God provides the funds, we plan to construct two guest cottages. These units will be smaller than our cabins and will be designed to welcome singles, couples, and small families. Each cottage will cost about $75,000 to construct. As a debt-free ministry, we will not begin construction until the funds are available or pledged.
We are excited to share with you that the Gibben Corporation has awarded a $10,000 matching grant to Mission to Missionaries. Between now and the end of the year, Gibben Corporation will match, dollar for dollar, every gift given by a new donor, and all gifts above and beyond the normal giving of regular MTM supporters. This is an amazing opportunity for donors to double the value of their gifts to MTM before year end. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at www.missiontm.org/donate or by sending a check to the address below.
On a personal note, my wife Rachel and I, along with our four young children, moved to Crossville this year to be closer to EdenRidge. It’s my privilege to come to EdenRidge on a daily basis and to be involved with our great team of volunteers and contractors.
Thank you for standing with us, and for your frequent notes of encouragement, prayers, and financial gifts to this ministry. I count it a privilege to serve Christ alongside you.