ERIC MURPHY UPDATE MARCH 2017
—Needs in Romania
—Ramping up Camp Monty
—Life Costa Rica Had a Great Camp
—Stephanie Releases Her New Book
NEEDS IN ROMANIA
It’s quite exciting that we plan to run two camps simultaneously at LIFE Romania this summer. Four weeks in two locations. But, two locations in opposite sides of the country means two PA systems, 2 keyboards, 2 sets of sports equipment, 2 projectors, 2 cameras to take pictures and makes videos. Two of everything. Iulian Avramescu reports that he has one set of equipment thanks the generosity of supporters and friends of the ministry. He is praying for an additional set of equipment. Wait, one more thing, an additional van. Lots of needs, but our God is great.
A minimum of $28,500 is needed to purchase these needs. $35,000 would give us more money to buy a better quality, used van. Yes, this amount includes the equipment needed along with the van that is needed. Pray asking God to provide. And, pray asking God what you might be able to do. No gift is too small, dear friend.
RAMPING UP CAMP MONTY
Director Jim Compton would like for you to know that LIFE Montenegro and Camp Monty need a good used van as well. Looks like 2017 is the year for meeting vehicle needs at Life Impact For Eternity. How much? Glad you asked! $15,000 would get us into some fairly reliable wheels for the road. $20,000 would purchase a much better used van. Please take this to God in prayer. Stephanie and I have been praying for these needs along with Jim and Michelle Compton and others.
Meanwhile, Jim Compton will be heading to Montenegro in April to get everything set up for Camp Monty 2017. It should be a banner year. Pray for this.
LIFE COSTA RICA HAD A GREAT CAMP
Cristian Vidaechea wrote that 14 came to Christ. In fact, he was the evangelist. I am thrilled to see how God used him in the youth camp. Is there a need there? Yes, 85% of his support is needed. Pray for Cristian and Alejandra Vidaechea and their needs.
STEPHANIE RELEASES HER NEW BOOK
Strong and Courageous, Encouragement for Families Touched by Autism. My sweet wife, Stephanie, has grappled with autism as she has encouraged her grandson who was diagnosed at age three. Her book offers hope and understanding to families who face struggles as they help their child with autism. Back in the 80s, one out of 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. Recently, I saw an article on the internet reporting that one out of forty-seven are now diagnosed with autism. The writer spoke of the problem as being an epidemic. Stephanie has personal experience as a professional counselor in her practice before she retired from her practice about four years ago. And, she has sought to encourage her daughter and son-in-law as they walk this path with their own son, presently nine years old. I highly encourage you to purchase a copy whether you have autism in your family or you know a family who does. Reach out to help others with this difficult issue.
Stephanie’s book has study questions at the end of each chapter that could easily be used for support groups in churches for families touched by autism. Maybe you could assist your church to start such an outreach in your church.
You can purchase her new book, Strong and Couragesous, at West Bow Press [www.westbowpress.com] or on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble. Check out her Facebook page, Touched by Autism or her author website at stephaniemurphyautism.com where you can find more information regarding purchase options.
As always, we thank you for your interest, prayers and support. We would not be able to do what we do at Life Impact For Eternity without your help. No, I have not retired and have no plans to do so anytime soon. Love what I do! Love that Stephanie loves to serve with me! She loves to say that she came out of retirement to join me as a missionary. Charge!
Executive Director, Life Impact For Eternity
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Life Impact For Eternity, 3984 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208