Ministry Update 10-1-18

Today, I have an update and some information about what’s coming up.

April and I spent the week here in Canton, Ohio at Fellowship Baptist Church. We were honored to be a part of their annual missions conference. I preached on Friday evening and the other services were filled with other great missionary families. Special thanks to Pastor Tim Brown for the invitation and the church family for their hospitality.

This coming Thursday we will be in Barnwell, SC with Pastor Robert Altman at Bethany Baptist Church for their Revival. We are honored to be the guest missionary family for that evening. From there, we will go to Canvas Church with Pastor Bryan Townsend On Sunday. I covet your prayers as we travel and serve.

Volunteer Opportunity

If you live in or near Cullman, AL we could use your help in our warehouse. Every Tuesday morning from 8-12, we have volunteers who come and sort through donations, pack boxes to ship out, clean and do other needed jobs. If you would like to help, you can contact myself (by replying to this email), or contact Melvin Hunter at 256-565-1810.

 

Expansion opportunity

Recently, while I was in the Philippines, we had a board of directors meeting and the Lord really blessed that meeting. One highlight was listening as our Filipino partners told of the great success they have had in the Friday night rescue center ministry.

In fact, the Friday night ministry to the street children has gone so well, they want to add another night every week. This ministry is effective because we bring the children to our rescue center where they get a meal, a shower, new clothes and a church service. All this is done in a controlled environment where we are able to really connect with the children and make a difference in their lives.

This picture I took while I was there a couple weeks ago shows some of the staff working hard to serve a great meal to the kids. The second picture is Pastor Ricky singing with them.

Please help us pray for God’s provision as we seek to expand. It takes about $170 per week to operate currently and it will take an additional $125 per week to add the additional night on Mondays.

Mission trip to New Orleans next year

We have a great trip planned for February 2-7 2019. Our Winter Revival for the Unsheltered in New Orleans is always wonderful and we already have several people signed up. Space is limited for this trip so you need to sign up early. Click here for all the details.

Current needs

We do have some very urgent financial needs at this time. We have done more this year than ever before as far as growing and giving goes. This, coupled with having just come through the summer months which are always tough for donations, have left us with some real urgent needs for donations to get us through the end of the year.

Please consider a generous gift to Unsheltered and give as God directs. I have listed the convenient ways to donate below.

Thanks and God bless,

Travis Sharpe

Ways to donate

By mail- Checks can be made payable to Unsheltered International and mailed to:
Unsheltered International
PO Box 2625
Cullman, AL 35066
Online- We use PayPal as our online payment host but you don’t need a PayPal account to donate, just a debit/credit card. Just visit www.unsheltered.org and use the donate button on the home page.
By text- You can text “give” to 256-579-1571.
Gifts in kind- We accept donations of clothing, toiletry items, etc. Also vehicles and other items that can be re-sold and the profits put into the ministry. Our warehouse address is 479 Co And 827 Cullman, AL 35077. Items can be brought there.
The Sharpe family- is supported by churches (and some families) through missionary support. That support is different from monies given to Unsheltered. We receive our family support through our mission board which is Baptist Missions To Forgotten Peoples, Inc. PO Box 37043 Jacksonville, FL 32236. www.bmfp.org.
More information- Email me at travis@unsheltered.org with any questions or for further information.