To our support team,
Happy New Year to all of you! May the Lord give us continued grace and strength to love and pursue Him above all other things and may He give us favor among the people as we seek to make His great name known. We pray that this upcoming year will bring about many great new things for God in your lives.
This is such the case with us. We have some very important news to share with you. We have changed our mission agency from Global Outreach International to an agency called Reaching and Teaching International Ministries (RTIM). The change is effective as of January 1st. We have known the founder of RTIM, Dr. David Sills, for a few years now as he was a board member of Global Outreach. Dr. Sills himself was a missionary in Ecuador for over 12 years, therefore he has quite a bit of experience in knowing how to minister to Latin America.
We have been discussing and planning for this change for quite some time. The reason being is that RTIM is much more directly in line with both our doctrinal beliefs as well as our philosophy of ministry. Their vision is simply to reach the Latin American countries with the biblical Gospel and train up nationals in mature biblical truth so that they may in turn reach their own people. This is exactly what we are trying to do here in Nicaragua. Therefore, their focus is specifically on discipleship and equipping, something that has been greatly lacking in Latin America. We also will be working with them directly here on the field as they send us teams periodically to help us develop a training and equipping program for pastors and leaders. We are very excited to see how God is going to use this partnership for His glory.
We have served with Global Outreach International since 2009 and have been blessed to have been part of their mission family, but we truly believe that the Lord is leading us to transition to RTIM so as to be more effective in our mission of reaching the people of Nicaragua with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our work here does not change, just our mission agency.
Therefore the way we receive your monthly giving will change. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
For online donations, we are transitioning to Reaching & Teaching’s online giving portal which will allow you to manage both credit card and digital check giving online. We need your help! We need you to transition your monthly giving from Global Outreach to Reaching & Teaching immediately.
To make this change in your monthly electronic gift (credit card or electronic fund transfer from a checking or savings account) please go to www.reachingandteaching.org/
Afterwards, if applicable, please cancel your monthly electronic giving contribution to Global Outreach by contacting Marla Nunlee firstname.lastname@example.org and simply notifying her that you wish to cancel your monthly giving. Or, if you’d like, you could let us know you’ve made the change and we can pass the word on to Marla. This needs to be done immediately, but no later than January 31st. After the 31st, your donations will be refused by Global Outreach and sent back to you. This will hurt us greatly as we depend on your monthly giving in order to live and minister here in Nicaragua.
For mailed donations, please send to the home office of Reaching & Teaching, including a note indicating that it is for Cody and Maria Whittaker. The address is:
Reaching & Teaching International Ministries P.O. Box 122 Wheaton, IL 60187
Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness and support towards our mission work here in Nicaragua. May the Lord be pleased in all of our labors to make His name known.
Cody and Maria Whittaker
P.S. If you would like to learn more about the ministry of Reaching & Teaching, visit www.reachingandteaching.org