We can't quite believe The Gathering Tree has been in Key West for two years now! We are excited about what is happening here. We are meeting in the Smith household on Monday evenings and a number of new people have joined us recently. We pray that they were blessed and will continue to worship with us.
Our youth meetings are going well, although we are still praying for new attenders, and the women's ministry has been a positive addition. We covet your prayers, and feel covered by the prayers of many already, which is reflected by our peace about being here.
Your tax-deductible donations are critical to our ministry. Housing is incredibly expensive. We pay $2700 and $1950 a month for rent on our 3 and 2 bedroom townhomes, and salaries are not reflective of the cost of living. We are here only because God has prompted many to help make this ministry possible. We are so grateful for and blessed by those who have been generously supporting us already.
We are asking God to provide 25 new supporters willing to give $100/month or more to the ministry of The Gathering Tree for the next two years. While our incomes are getting closer to covering our expenses, we are not quite there yet. Also, we need time to establish a culture of generosity within the Gathering Tree community itself. So, we are relying on Believers from outside of Key West to help us fill the gap between income and expenses. Having a large portion of our housing costs covered through regular donations would be a real blessing to us. We would like to have these 25 people in place by the end of July, if possible.
Please pray about whether God is calling you to join the ministry of The Gathering Tree in Key West in this manner. Thank you, and may God bless you as you serve Him where you live and work.
Smiths and Zehrs
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If you prefer to mail in your enrollment form, please download our Giving Form and mail it to:
The Gathering Tree, Inc.
2609 Staples Ave
Key West, FL 33040