Supporting Your Missionaries: Investing in the Kingdom

Supporting your Missionary

Dear friends, family, and supporters,

We are always grateful to have the privilege to work overseas, in Chile. Our years here have been abundantly blessed, as we strive to be a blessing to those around us.

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We try to gear our work to our strengths, which is why Mike has focused on teaching, and Tabi has focused on translation and website upkeep. These ministries don’t occur in a vacuum, so between the work and the long hours writing and preparing, we also make sure to extend and maintain the bonds of friendship.


We also do our best to stay connected to you, our supporters, and to keep you informed of our ministries and our day-to-day life through newsletters, Facebook updates, and blog updates.

We have, for the 9 years we’ve been here, returned to the United States every 2 years, in order to reconnect with our supporters and supporting churches and give detailed updates in person. These furloughs are good times for us, and have been even better as our family grows.


We strive to be honest and transparent about our life and ministry here. We want our supporters to always feel confident in their decision to choose us as their missionaries. We know that times are hard and money isn’t easy to come by. We want you to know that you have made a solid investment in the Kingdom by investing in us. We also recognize the sacrifices so many of you make for us other missionaries and your generosity.

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So, in an effort to be transparent, we have written this letter to let you know that our plans this year have hit a snag– due to our funding steadily declining over the last few years, we do not have sufficient funds to do our furlough this year. Unless our funding goes up, or we receive a special offering, we will be unable to make the trip up with all our family.


We want you to know that we are committed to staying in Chile, and have no intention of letting hardships get in our way. We believe in our mission here, in the value of teaching and training leaders, and of providing accessible materials for the Body of Christ. We have a calling, and we will heed it.

We also want you to know that we will still be trying to get at least one of us up to do the furlough, but we would like our whole family to go, if possible.


We would like to be able to share our successes and joys, our sorrows and yes, even the times we feel we dropped the ball. We want you to be able to share in our ministry, as you have these last 9 years.

Thank you for giving us the time to read this letter. Thank you, as well, for being our supporters through these years.


If you would like to donate to our mission online, please click on the button to donate.

May the Lord bless you all, and fill your lives with His joy and peace. “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1:3

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Online Giving


online giving

We live in an age that is increasingly digital.  As more things move to digital formats, we have striven to stay abreast of the changes.  We have been asked, many times, if we have a way to donate to our mission online.  Until now, we did not.


Now we do!

It should now be easier than ever to send donations to our mission.  Follow the link on the “Support Our Mission” page,  You’ll find it both on our blog and on our website.


Supporting Your Missionary: Exchange Rates

By: Mike and Tabi

P1350678Let’s talk money.

We aren’t complaining or suffering. Things are a little tighter right now, and we thought we would explain something most missionaries deal with.

But why?  You send your money to our sending church, and they pay us our salary.  It’s always the same amount, and no changes are made unless they’ve been discussed in full by our missions board.  We’ve been doing fine so far, so there’s no reason why we should be struggling now, right?

Well, not necessarily.  Because the salary we get paid does fluctuate; not in dollars, but in pesos.Supporting your missionary coins

To get an idea of how exchange rate impacts our budget. Earlier this year we were near 700 pesos per dollar. We recently dropped to near 610 per dollar. Now it has rebounded a bit to about 630 per dollar. Below I use 690 for the before and 620 for the after.

Our rent costs 253000 Chilean pesos (this is really, really good!). A couple of months ago it was $370, now it is $408

A monthly grocery shopping trip might cost 100000 pesos. It has gone from $144 to $161

All our utilities together come to about 100000, so about $144 to $161

Our health insurance costs about 170000 pesos a month, so $246 to $275

IMG_20171003_101508417_HDROur public transport, cellphones, gasoline, doctor visits, clothes, diapers, and other expenses all do the same thing. We are easily looking at a 10% variation in monthly expenses. We also had a stretch for a couple of years after we got to Chile where it was at or below 500 pesos per dollar.

Let’s pray it doesn’t go back there!