If someone gives throughout the year, we include a line for others who would want to join them. But if no one gives, we don’t even mention it. Until this time of year, each year — and then, only until the budget for the next year is met. Our budget for each year includes enough to cover the cost of a part-time assistant to publish and share. It addresses the ongoing monthly payments to our app developers (we pay each month so you can use the Brigada app), search engine, and more. It covers the cost of the server and some light marketing. All together, it’s $17,120. So far in 2018, the total that has come in is $7,218.52. And we’re THRILLED at that. If you’d like to help make up the difference, we’d love it.

One anonymous donor wrote this past week (unsolicited), “Thanks for all you and Tina do to share information from all over to all over about what God is doing through various ministries. I wish you always had lots of responses to the articles. I think many (most?) of us who read Brigada regularly are usually swamped and don’t get beyond a mental “thank you,” sort of like 9 of the 10 lepers. There are few days that I don’t tell one of the ministries we serve about something we have read on Brigada. We strongly recommend anyone involved or even casually interested in missions check out Brigada.” My goodness. What an encouragement.

If you’d like to say “Praise the Lord” for something you’ve seen in Brigada… or if you’re a True Fan, please help us close the gap on this annual budget. Make it a Sunday School class project. Ask your church to send a $50 check. Get your family together and decide, this Christmas, to help Brigada as a family celebration. Either way, if God has provided for you, just click “Donate” at www.brigada.org, or mail a check payable to Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your gift to Christ by writing a check to Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!