“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
Dear Faithful Friends,
We are coming close to our furlough, and have been working hard to finish well with what we are involved in here before we leave for the summer. In our last update, we shared that we have been praying about several transitions, and we are elated to share one of them with you.
We are excited to announce that we have joined Commission To Every Nation, a servant organization that helps missionaries fulfill the unique vision that God has given them. They currently partner with over 686 missionaries in 58 countries. Commission To Every Nation has been given 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service and will issue tax-deductible receipts for all donations processed. It will be so helpful to have their wisdom and comprehensive care as we continue to minister in Athens, Greece.
One of the standout features of CTEN is their Pastoral Care. CTEN will also be helping us with hardcopy newsletters and other mailings. They know the importance of good communication and will help us stay in touch with our home team. We were drawn to CTEN because of their passion for missions, their financial integrity, and their philosophy of ministry which is encapsulated in CTEN’s mission statement: “Helping ordinary people partner with God to accomplish the extraordinary”. You can learn more about CTEN by visiting their web site at www.cten.org .
We would like to take this opportunity before we get into the details of this change to thank Saving Grace World Missions for all of the hard work they have put into facilitating our return to the mission field. We have been blessed by their excellent guidance and expertise over these last 7 years and pray as they move forward that many more will be blessed by their heart to serve.
EFFECTIVE JUNE, 2017
…all financial support for our ministry in Athens, Greece should be directed to and will beprocessed through Commission To Every Nation – both online, and checks in the mail. Recurring donations for May have been processed as schedule by Saving Grace World Missions and as of July 31st Saving Grace World Missions will deactivate any automatic recurring electronic donations.
Beginning May 8th, you can continue your financial partnership with us in one of the following ways:
Check by Regular Mail
Make your check payable to CTEN, and mail it to:
Commission To Every Nation
P.O. Box 291307
Kerrville, TX 78029-1307
Include a note along with your check stating that you are supporting Travis Spencer. When your donation is received you will be sent a receipt with a tear-off portion that you can simply include with your future donation.
Secure Online Giving:
If you do not have a computer or need help call 1-800-872-5404 during normal business hours (Central Standard Time) and they will gladly assist you.
Or just follow these steps:
•Go to www.cten.org/travisspencer This directs you to our CTEN information page where you then click the DONATE button.
•You can make a special gift or schedule recurring contributions by credit card or EFT, electronic bank transfer.
Giving your contact information enables CTEN to send you receipts and allows you to track your giving, select receipt preferences and update your contact information as needed. Follow the instructions until your transaction is complete.
We are so blessed to have you on our team. Again if you have any problems, questions or concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We can call you – Just let us know when. Or you can call CTEN for assistance.
With our furlough approaching quickly, we wanted to let you know when we will be in the different places we are visiting throughout the Western States. Please feel free to contact us if you want to see us when we are in your area. We are also interested in sharing about what the Lord is doing in Athens, and would love to speak at your church or home fellowship.
Our furlough schedule is as follows:
June 9th-10th Orange County (Southern California)
June 11th-24th Texas, New Mexico, & Arizona
July 1st-3rd Torrance Area (Southern California)
July 4th-14th Orange County (Southern California)
July 14th-17th Murrieta (Southern California)
July 18th-21st Orange County (Southern California)
July 22nd-25th San Francisco Area (Northern California)
July 25th-27th Portland Area (Oregon)
July 27-30 British Columbia CANADA/ Seattle Area (Washington)
August 2nd-6th Monument (Colorado)
August 6th-8th Albuquerque (New Mexico)
August 9th-7th Arizona
August 11th-24th Orange County (Southern California)
August 25th-28th Torrance Area (Southern California)
September 2nd-8th Orange County (Southern California)
We are still looking for places to stay in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle if you know anyone that might want to house our family overnight.
Thank you for co-laboring with us through prayer and finances. We are so thankful for you.
Travis & Kristin Spencer
Please Pray For:
-Favor with the Greek Consulate in Los Angeles when we go to apply for visas
-Grace and Traveling Mercies
-Provision for Travis’s upcoming colonoscopy and medication needs
-Provision in general as we travel
-Continued visions and faithfulness to seek God’s will for our lives as we serve in Athens
-Health for everyone in the family