I have a constant need for picks and guitar strings and student size guitars. All of those things get used, broken, or taken quite quickly. Many of the places we teach do not have their own instruments and so adult and child size guitars and piano keyboards to leave at these locations are always needed. The cost of living here is about that of our hometown in the States, but it is perfectly located between all of the places I teach and and do street evangelism. Though we don't generally travel far, the cost of fuel can add up quickly as well! In order to stay in this area, we need good, regular support.
Please pray for my classes, that the kids would keep coming and stay engaged. Pray for boldness as I go share the good news and for wisdom to listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides me. Finally, pray for patience, that I might persevere and trust God when things seem overwhelming.
We work with a couple of great organizations that supply us with most of the dance costumes we need. Traveling Tutus and the Oregon Coast Dance Center have been incredibly supportive of us in this endeavor. However we still have to put out about $800 per show and we do two a year. In the long term, the church where we hold our twice-yearly programs needs updating. It needs lighting, and sound equipment, we could also use barres in the kitchen where we hold classes. Consider coming to the mission field with your group to upgrade our dance space and performance area. As always, we are in need of steady financial funding in order to stay in this community. The cost of living here is not that different from a small town in the states. Below is an amazon list of things we need for class.
I always appreciate prayer for opportunities to share the gospel. I also love prayer for patience with the children that are difficult, the children we work with come from such broken places it can be difficult when 10 of them are in the same room all having a hard day. We travel a lot and I always appreciate prayer for travel mercies.
If you are an artist or a group of preforming artists please consider coming to La Mision on a short trip. Our students have no frame of reference for good live theater and we would love to change that. The only way that will happen is if people come to show them what live theater can really look like. Dancers, musicians, painters, singers, actors. Consider coming and showing our kids how amazing they could be. The trip is very cheap and we can help you every step of the way to set it all up.
Below you will find a list for our needs for our other ministries. These include things like items for the necessities bags we hand out to homeless while doing street evangelism, books we give to those we counsel, bibles and a few other things.