I know just wrote you not too long ago, but I have some great news, and I couldn't wait to tell you! Earlier this week, I got a call from the Brazilian Consulate in Washington D.C. informing that my VISA has been approved and I should being receiving it in a few weeks!!! As you can imagine, this was amazing to hear and a reminder of God's goodness and faithfulness to me. He always hears my prayers.
So now, I am in high gear. There are still a few more things I need to put in order, but for the most part, I am ready to go. I have already purchased a plane ticket that is scheduled to leave in mid-July. We are in the home stretch.
Very Important! I also need to let everbody know that the way I have been receiving your financial contributions needs to change. Basically, all the money that I receive needs to go directly to the Xingu Mission. They are the ones who will be responsible for me while I'm in Brazil, so they also need to be in charge of the finances. What this means for all my supporters is that, from now on, all your checks should be made out to Xingu Mission, memo: Allison Rupert. If you normally give your funds at church in the offering basket, you can continue to do so. Vineyard Tuttle Crossing will then mail your donations to the Xingu Mission. You can also send your donation directly to them in 2 ways. These options would be the best because this way the funds would reach me the fastest.
You can mail your check to:
PO Box 340785
Columbus, OH 43234
Or you can make a donation online:
Well, that is pretty much it for now. I am very excited about how things are moving along. It seems more real now, if you know what I mean. Thank you again for all of your support. Your prayers and giving mean so much to me. I hope that all of you get the sense that this is not about me. This is about what God is doing through all of us. We get to participate in bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth in so many different ways. This is just one of them. Of course, I will continue to keep you posted.