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ABAD Quarterly Watch — Q1 2023

Updated: Mar 23



A small step that brings a lasting change.


I once heard a speaker define success as the progressive realization of a worthwhile dream. Although success is something people strive for, sometimes the journey to the end can be a struggle. But the best way to reach that goal is through the discipline of taking even the smallest steps every day. When done consistently, success will eventually become a reality.


That's why A Buck a Day was created. We believe the small steps we take in supporting missionaries will make a big difference when we do it together with partners like you.


Your generosity and support enable us to serve missionaries and earnestly encourage believers to build up Christ's kingdom. We hope these updates spur you on as you see how your partnership is making a difference throughout Asia.


Thank you for supporting our mission.



Blessings,


Eben Tabelisma

Cofounder, A Buck a Day



MISSIONARIES IN HISTORY

 

François Coillard worked as a missionary in Central Africa. He was born in Asnières-lès-Bourges, France, to Huguenot peasants, and at the age of six, his widowed mother dedicated him to the ministry.


In Francois' seventeenth year, he was admitted to a training school for young men without means. It was at this school that he heard a question during a sermon that greatly tormented him. The question was: "Wheat or chaff, which are you?" As he wrestled with this question through the night, he finally saw "a ray of light flashing into my night of anguish." He realized that to "believe" means to accept God's salvation through Jesus Christ without reservation. 


As a result of attending seminary and missions school, Francois requested to be sent to a place where no missionary had ever been before. He was assigned to Basutoland, the modern kingdom of Lesotho, in South Africa.


For thirty years, Francois and his wife, Christina, served in South Africa together. Their years of fruitful service culminated in the creation of mission stations along the Zambesi River and have resulted in more than two million evangelical Christians in Zambia today.


We are grateful for the many missionaries who dedicated their lives to serving others and sharing their faith so that many may learn the good news of the Gospel.




MISSIONARIES IN THE FIELD

 

Reaching West Nepal

RHMI, our mission partner in Nepal, has seen an expansion of its outreach during a mission trip to West Nepal. It is amazing to behold the beauty of God's creation in that region. Seeing people's lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ is truly inspiring and encouraging.




Sustainable Support

Creating sustainable projects in Thailand is one way that AMO Foundation augments their support for missionaries. Two examples of this is through a poultry project and an agricultural program. Camille, one of our missionaries, oversees these activities. A Buck a Day contributed to the funding of these projects. This is one way we can achieve our goal of assisting those who are responding to the call to go to the mission field, providing a more dependable and regular financial support system. This also allows the missionaries to come alongside community members and help them provide other ways to support their families. As they learn, so they teach. It is a progression of growth we wish to see both spiritually and practically.




Expanding the Network

Edwin Ryan (ER), our missionary in the Philippines who leads Next Gen Youth Ministry, is able to collaborate with local pastors and interact with law enforcement. By developing strategic relationships and learning from these groups, he can better disciple the youth in the Bicol region.




Training New Missionaries

Our Thai mission partners and founders of the AMO Foundation have initiated a program dubbed RACE (Restricted Access Countries Equipping). The program is designed to train new missionaries assigned to restricted nations near Thailand over a 12-month period. Three of these missionaries receive support from ABAD. These pictures show the trainees after their two-week training in evangelism, discipleship, and worship.




ABAD UPDATES

 

Busines Expo

This year, A Buck a Day participated in the Christian Business Expo. It was hosted by the Christian Business Leaders Roundtable and the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce here in Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a networking event designed to promote business, share the mission, and build relationships with other professionals. It was a great blessing for A Buck a Day to take part in this great event.




GOMakeDisciples

Designed to inspire Christ’s followers to pursue God’s call to make disciples of all nations, through this brand we believe we can build up Christ’s kingdom together. Profits from the merchandise are used to support our missionaries. Check out our online stores:

In the US:

In the Philippines:



Stay Up to Date with Us

If you’d like to view past newsletters and keep up to date with what’s going on with A Buck a Day, visit our website below!





THANK YOU!

 

Our goal is to support missionaries’ efforts to reach every nation with the truth of God’s love. Your faithful partnership helps make our mission possible. We greatly appreciate you!



Please stand with us in faith and prayer for the following:


  • For the ongoing training of the new missionaries under the RACE program through AMO Foundation.

  • For a distribution partner in South Korea for the GOMakeDisciples brand.

  • For ABAD to be connected with local churches in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • For the expansion of the GOMakeDisciples store.

  • For the growth and fruitfulness of the missionaries we support as well as the protection of their health and wellbeing as they continue to serve their communities.

  • That ABAD will have more individual and corporate partners in order to support more missionaries.


"No higher honor could be imagined than to be an instrument in the hand of Jesus Christ, to be at his disposal for the furtherance of his purposes, to be available whenever wanted for his service." (John Stott, 20th century theologian)


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