[UPDATE: As of 7/23/14, we are at about 60% of our goal for the first year’s support….thanks in large part to my cigar folks! Thanks and keep it coming!]
Good day, folks. Thanks for stopping by. So much has been going on in these parts that I almost don’t know where to begin. About the time of the previous post, my family and I had clear direction and made (locally) public our intent to become missionaries to the Dominican Republic. I made this announcement public on Episode 056 of Half Ashed.
My family will be selling our house and possessions and heading down as soon as we get support lined up and ready. Since 100% of child sponsorships at the organization we’ll be working with go to provisions for the children, the feeding/education programs, and infrastructure support, my family will need to raise all of our own support – which, of course, is 100% tax deductible should you choose to contribute (consult your tax advisor). If you would like to get the full story including how you can help, visit my Support Page on the new blog just for this experience over at fishers4him.com.
What does this mean for The Cigarmy and Half Ashed? Hopefully, very little in terms of changes. Internet is relatively good in the major cities of the Dominican Republic, so I should have no difficulty with The Cigarmy. As for the live recordings of Half Ashed, it may take a little hook-boogie reworking to ensure I have a reliable connection at recording time. Overall, I expect little difference – except, perhaps, for a great deal more in the way of fun stories. We shall see. I have high hopes of being able to share in the blessing of helping other people in dire need, and seeing them grow. No small part of me is additionally excited about living in cigar country as well :).
Thanks for checking in, and please take the time to read/listen/watch at the links above….