Sunday, February 10, 2013

Status update with Heinrich’s and MGM:

Dear friend,

          The Heinrich family has some big news.  We are grateful to you for your support while serving Jesus in the Dominican Republic.  We have completed January 2013 teams with MGM.  Every year, the group sizes have grown.  This year was the largest yet.  We are thankful for a wonderful month of service.  We, with the help of over 500 guests, built houses for village 50.   We also had several medical teams, optical teams, dentists, VBS groups, sports, and prayer ministries working in the villages.  God’s work went forth and we are encouraged by so many people using their gifts to share the love of Jesus with our friends in the Dominican.
          We left the Dominican Republic on Feb 3rd and have begun the transition back to the USA. The kids are back at Erie First Christian Academy.  Jamie is in ninth grade, Elliott is in 2nd.   Brian plans to continue his work with Cornerstone Construction and Jen will be working at First Alliance Church as the interim youth director as well as continuing at Erie First as the gym teacher.    We are staying with Jen’s parents until the Lord makes it clear where He wants us to be. 
          With the kids’ school schedules, and our financial situation, we see God is redirecting us home for longer stays.  We hope to get back to the Dominican as often as our schedules and finances allow.  However, this will be considerably less due to our current situation.
          We still have permission by MGM to continue to raise support as MGM missionaries even with our status change.  We want you to know that the money that is raised only goes towards our mission endeavors.  Brian has offered his services as the needs arise and we are able.  We ask you to prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you do. 
          We want to be clear that our time with MGM has changed as we cannot afford the time away from school or work to maintain our original commitment to MGM (which was to be on location whenever the center was in use) 
          We really appreciate your commitment to us to pray, encourage, and financially support us.  God’s work, done God’s way, never lacks supply.  We trust God is moving us into a new phase of ministry and look forward to what is ahead. 

                                         Until the nets are full,                                                                                                                                                 
                                         Brian & Jen, Jamie &Elliott