Sharpe family heads to Philippines

I hope you are doing great today and that the Lord blesses you abundantly. I wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that today (Tuesday July 11) is the day that our family is heading back to the Philippines. Our flight leaves Alabama at 9:31 central time and we would appreciate your prayers for traveling safety over the next 30 hours or so that we will be in transit.

We will be joining our Filipino ministry team and going right back to work in the ministry that we have been focusing on for the past 2 1/2 years. Unsheltered International Philippines has really grown and we are now reaching almost 1000 children each week plus adults.

Would you please help us pray about a few things while we are gone?

  • Pray that we can get registered with the Philippines government so our rescue center can open full time
  • Pray for wisdom and direction
  • Pray that God would allow us to expand our base of operations in Cullman, AL. We would like to be able to do more in our hometown.
  • Pray for our family that we would all stay healthy while overseas.

We will be coming home in mid-October and we have a pretty full schedule of meetings and ministry when we get back.  I think we have a couple open dates in December if you would like an update at your church. Just shoot us a message if so.

Well, I’ve got a plane to catch so I’m signing off for now! Thanks so much for your faithful support and prayers!

Blessings,
Travis Sharpe

Weekly Update and a mission trip opportunity

Hi everyone,

Today I am in Atlanta, GA with our Board of Directors. We are having our annual board meeting and time of fellowship. We began on Thursday evening and will finish up tomorrow morning. Please pray for us today that God would give us great wisdom and discernment as we discuss our ministries future opportunities. We have a great group of people serving on our board and I am really excited about it how the Lord is directing our steps.

In Cullman, AL

This week in Cullman, AL we have volunteers who are helping with the annual homeless point in time count. This is an annual count that is conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It gives a snapshot of homelessness around the country. The results are used to determine many things such as government programs for the homeless. Although we do not receive any government funds, we do participate in order to hopefully help more people escape homelessness.

We have provided several nights in a local motel for a single gentleman who was living in the woods. He has a job but no transportation. He could go to a shelter but that would mean he couldn’t get back and forth to work. He, like many others, is working hard to overcome homelessness. Please pray for his housing situation.

Mission trip to the Philippines in September

We have partnered with Shawn Doss and Hope Missions to put together a mission trip to the Philippines later this year. Shawn will be organizing the trip and bringing the group. We will be the host and the group will get to join in our homeless ministry, meal center ministry and more!

I am so glad that we were able to set the date and get this on the books. Now, we need team members to sign up and come serve alongside of us. If you are interested in this trip, please click here for all the details and to sign up.

 

Upcoming events

I will be preaching in both services at Old Union Baptist Church in Harlem, GA this coming Sunday. If you are in the area, I would love to see you there!

The first week of February I will be going to Charleston, WV to assist a church with a brand new homeless ministry. Then, on the 5th, I will be traveling to Winston-Salem, NC to meet with another church about a possible resource clinic for the homeless in their area.

Please pray for wisdom and direction as I meet with these pastors and do my best to help them reach the people of their communities.

Special prayer requests

One of our Board Of Directors members, Pastor Todd Crusenberry, is having surgery today. This is a sensitive procedure and he needs our prayers. Please pray that the Lord would guide the doctors hands and comfort this pastor and his family.

Please pray for our upcoming trip to the Philippines. We leave on February 15th and return on the 25th. We will be taking supplies to our staff and doing a training day as well. Please pray for safety and success.

Pastor Steve Dixon (in MD) is helping a family that is homeless and also very dysfunctional. One of the family members is suffering from severe disabilities.

Please pray for an exciting fundraising event that we are planning for May. I’ll fill you in with the details once we get the date and all of that good stuff squared away.

Picture of the week

 

Our staff visited this gentleman who was living on the streets in Bacolod City.

Our staff visited this gentleman who was living on the streets in Bacolod City.

 

Thanks for reading, praying, and being involved!

 

Travis Sharpe

Weekly Update- New Trip Planned

Hello everyone,

We have had a great week here in Cullman, AL. God has blessed in several ways and it is great to be in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. April and I are excited to tell you that we will be taking a short trip to The Philippines next month. The trip will be February 15-25 and we will be accompanied by Pastor Steve Dixon, his wife Rebekah, and their two boys, Ben and Dillon.

 

12523130_529888047172562_4329154861865270202_n

During this trip we will be training our Philippines staff, meeting with an architect , looking at property, visiting the meal centers, accompanying the staff during the street ministry and preaching. I’m getting tired just typing all of that! These shorter trips are important because they help us advance our ministry in various ways. For example, we hope to have a solid idea of building costs after meeting with the architect and land costs after looking at some properties.

Please pray for us to have a successful trip and to get much accomplished during our time on the ground. We have secured our flights already and we are making all of the necessary preparations now. One thing I would like to do is take new hiking boots to our staff. We also need a few other tools for the weekly ministry. If you want to know more about helping make that possible, send me an email by clicking here, and I will give you some details.

A great week with the Ner Family

It has been a pleasure to have Pastor and Mrs. Antonio Ner staying with us for the last few days. Pastor Ner is a church planting missionary and also our partners in the Philippines.

IMG_4501

They are here in the United States to raise some additional monthly support for their family and to update their supporters. It was a blessing to have them with me last Sunday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in the morning and at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in the evening. Thank you Pastors Scott Campbell and Dan Boatman. Also, a big thank you to Pastor Malcolm Carter and Temple Baptist Church for hosting Pastor Ner on Wednesday night.

Prayer requests

Please pray for a man named Cletus who needs a place to live. He has a job and is a hard worker and we are praying for an open door.

Please pray for a man named Robbie who has been homeless for quite some time now. We are working to get him into permanent housing.

Please pray for a man named George who is paying $20 per night to sleep on someone’s couch. The house is in horrible condition and he wants to get somewhere better.

Please pray for April Sharpe (my wife), that her illness would improve and that she will do good on our upcoming Philippines trip.

 

Thank you

Thank you for reading and praying. We are glad to have you as a concerned supporter!

Travis Sharpe

Christmas was a huge success!

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great week so far. We have been real busy around here and the week has flown by. It has been a real pleasure for my family to have Antonio and Merliza Ner staying with us this week. They are our partners in the Philippines and they are here in the United States to raise extra support for their family and for a building project that they are working on.

I have enjoyed introducing Pastor Ner to all of my friends and showing him around town. The very first night that he was here, we received a phone call from a friend about a man who was sleeping in a makeshift shelter out in the woods. Pastor Ner and I met up with Kasey and Ismael Membreno and went out to find the man living in the box in the woods.

Pastor Ner talking to the man in the box.

Pastor Ner talking to the man in the box.

We found the place and there was a gentleman inside. Since the temperatures were forecasted to dip into the high 20’s that night, we decided to provide a few nights in a local motel for him. He was extremely grateful because he hadn’t showered in days and he had started a new job that very day. Pastor Ner really enjoyed going with us to meet the man and help him on such a cold night.

The great news is that it looks like he has been able to find some more permanent lodging and he might be able to move in a few more days. Please help us pray that everything works out for him.

We are also working with another gentleman that Hunter and I met this week while he was holding a sign asking for help in the Walmart parking lot. He is 57 years old and disabled so we are working to get him into housing as well. Prayerfully, we will be able to see him get off the streets and into a safe place to live.

Final update on the Fall Fundraising Campaign

I want to thank everyone who gave to help us in the fundraising campaign that we have now wrapped up. There are still a couple of pledges that are yet to come in but it looks like the total is going to be right around $36,500.00.

We are already putting this money to use in our meal centers and street visitation ministry in the Philippines. Although it will not fully fund those ministries, it will go a long way to start us off right for this new year. Although we did not reach the $40,000.00 goal, we did break a record by raising the most money that we have ever raised in our Fall Campaign. Thank you for helping us, we are very excited to achieve that mile marker.

Christmas was a huge success

I will let the pictures do most of the talking on this one, but I do want to share some details. Over several days during Christmas season, our ministry staff held Christmas parties for the children in our meal centers. This year, over 500 children received gifts, a good meal and participated in a fun Christmas party.

The kids wanted me to tell you thank you for the blessing that you helped to make possible for them. For many of them, the only thing they receive for Christmas is the food and gifts that we give to them. It’s awesome to share the joy of Jesus and his birth with them.

You can double click on an image to select it and then double click it again to see it full size.

Thank you again for your prayers and support.

Travis Sharpe

2015 In Pictures

2015 is almost gone! Here’s a look back at some of our high points throughout the year.

 

 

 

The Sharpe Family, along Lynnsey McAllister, let the first week of 2015 headed for the Philippines

The Sharpe Family, along Lynnsey McAllister, let the first week of 2015 headed for the Philippines

 

The Board of Directors for Unsheltered International, Philippines is formed

The Board of Directors for Unsheltered International, Philippines is formed

 

Our first experience with street children

Our first experience with street children

Children visit our home for the first time. We gave them baths and lunch

Children visit our home for the first time. We gave them baths and lunch

We visit the dumpsite in Bacolod City for the first time

We visit the dumpsite in Bacolod City for the first time

 

A building is built at the dumpsite and we begin a weekly ministry for the children

A building is built at the dumpsite and we begin a weekly ministry for the children

 

A building is constructed in a village called Handumannan and becomes a meal center for children

A building is constructed in a village called Handumannan and becomes a meal center for children

 

 

Pastor Todd Crusenberry leads the GPA Medical team and we partner to help over 1000 people

Pastor Todd Crusenberry leads the GPA Medical team and we partner to help over 1000 people

 

A team is trained to minister to the homeless in Bacolod City

A team is trained to minister to the homeless in Bacolod City

 

 

Two brother are rescued and reunited with family after almost two months on the streets.

Two brother are rescued and reunited with family after almost two months on the streets.

 

Pastor Steve Dixon brings a team to help in summer camp and the meal centers

Pastor Steve Dixon brings a team to help in summer camp and the meal centers

 

Back in the U.S., Pastors Tim Crusenberry, Steve Dixon, and Michael Moore lead the City Gate Resource Clinic in PA

Back in the U.S., Pastors Tim Crusenberry, Steve Dixon, and Michael Moore lead the City Gate Resource Clinic in PA

 

 

Sharpe family returned to U.S. in May. Several of our church families welcomed us home.

Sharpe family returned to U.S. in May. Several of our church families welcomed us home.

 

My dad (left) joined us in Bristol, VA for our annual resource clinic in June. Billy Sampson and Kenny Marr joined in as well.

My dad (left) joined us in Bristol, VA for our annual resource clinic in June. Billy Sampson and Kenny Marr joined in as well.

 

Sarah got saved and baptized

Sarah got saved and baptized

 

 

We spent our family vacation in Pigeon Forge

We spent our family vacation in Pigeon Forge

 

One of our dearest friends and very faithful supporter, went home to be with the Lord. We love you Patsy Parker and we miss you like crazy. Thank you for loving our family and helping us in our mission so much.

One of our dearest friends and very faithful supporter, went home to be with the Lord. We love you Patsy Parker and we miss you like crazy. Thank you for loving our family and helping us in our mission so much.

 

Travis's Papa Ergie turned 80. We celebrated during Thanksgiving.

Travis’s Papa Ergie turned 80. We celebrated during Thanksgiving.

 

Precious was the first baby to be born to an Unsheltered International staff member. Congratulations Genevieve and MarKinley!

Precious was the first baby to be born to an Unsheltered International staff member. Congratulations Genevieve and MarKinley!

 

At 14, Hunter finally surpassed his Papa Harvey in height!

At 14, Hunter finally surpassed his Papa Harvey in height!

 

Sharpe family spent Christmas Eve in Walmart parking lot. (That was a first!)

Sharpe family spent Christmas Eve in Walmart parking lot. (That was a first!)

 

Over 500 kids in our ministry had a great Christmas!

Over 500 kids in our ministry had a great Christmas!

 

 

James Dennis came to hear me (Travis) preach on December 27th. James was one of the first men to get saved at the Mission in Augusta, GA over 10 years ago.

James Dennis came to hear me (Travis) preach on December 27th. James was one of the first men to get saved at the Mission in Augusta, GA over 10 years ago.

 

Thanks for sticking with us throughout 2015. I pray that you have a great New Year and we’ll see you in a few days!!

Ministry Update 12/4/15

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We spent the week in Florida with my family and had lots of fun. It’s always a blessing to spend time with family and we even got to visit with some good friends while we were there. Here is a quick at some current happenings:

Christmas Gifts For Children In Need

Each year, it is our pleasure to give gifts to the children who are in our meal centers in the Philippines. It is a blessing to watch the little faces light up as they open the “bags of blessings.” These gifts are unique because they are not toys, they are bags filled with everyday items that the children (and families) desperately need. Most of these kids don’t even have good clothes or food so these gift bags are a real help to them and their families.

Each bag includes rice, sardines, meatloaf, noodles, milk, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and cheese. They will have a special service with games and prizes and then give out the gift bags.

The bags cost $12.00 each and we have 500 children in our meal centers. That brings our total amount needed to $2,700. If you would like to be a part of Christmas for these children, simply send in your gift and mark “Christmas” on your check. You can also donate online here.




Sad update to a former story

If you did not read my last blog, please take a minute to do so here. In it, I gave an update about Ronel, the 20-year old boy who was very sick. Sadly, Ronel passed away at his home a week and a half ago. All of the details are in the blog. The good news is that he received Christ as his Savior a few days before he died. Please keep his mother and family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Fall Fundraising Campaign Update

Our Fall Fundraising Campaign continues to go strong and we have now reached $17,522.50, which means we are only $22,477.50 away from our total campaign goal of $40,000. Our goal is to reach the final mark by December 31st.

We are very grateful to each of you who have already given in the campaign and I would ask that you continue to pray that the Lord would see us through to the end with the full amount. As a reminder, the money raised during the campaign will help to fund our ministry next year. It is only a portion of our yearly operating expense, but it is a very important portion. This money will help fund our resource clinics, street outreach, meal centers, and other important projects.

Our travels

In the last few days, we have been at Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear, GA, and University Baptist Church in Auburndale, FL, and Bible Baptist Church in Crossville, TN. I am extremely thankful for these pastors and congregations for allowing us to share our hearts and ministry with them.

On Sunday, I will be at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. If you live in the area, I would love to see you there!

Thanks for reading,

Travis Sharpe

News: Hit-and-Run Leaves Boy Hurt

Teenage boy hurt in hit and run

Three times each week, our staff hits the streets in Bacolod City, Philippines. They visit with homeless children, teenagers, and families, serving meals and sharing the gospel. While visiting this week, they discovered that one of the teenage boys had been the victim of a hit and run accident. They believe it was a motorcycle that ran him over and it seems that the worst of his injuries may be in his leg and foot.

12270225_1080116958688061_741958468_n
12273094_1080116902021400_350806549_n

Like many others who live on the streets, he did not seek medical help because he was afraid and had no money. When our staff tried to take him to the hospital he was too afraid because his body was in so much pain. However, they are taking steps right now to ensure that he does, in fact, receive the medical treatment that he desperately needs. Please pray for him and his need. I will be sure to send you an update on his condition as soon as I get one. Also, if he needs surgery or extensive help, I will give an opportunity for you to get involved and help.

New ebook is ready and will be given to you as my free gift soon!

 bookcover jpeg
 I am thankful for Adrienne Barbee who did the interior layout. My friend Rick Spears made an awesome cover for which I am thankful. Also, several friends gave me some great input and helped me with grammar and other needed corrections. I’ll be giving this ebook to you as a thank you for being a subscriber to our email list. The only thing I ask is that you share with your friends! But don’t share your copy, send them over to our website where they can get their own. I’ll tell you how to do that in a few days when it’s released!

Fall Fundraising Campaign Update

This week was kinda slow in our Fall Fundraising Campaign (hey, I share the great and the not so great updates!). We are now in week 7 of the campaign. That means we only have 6 weeks left!

Total amount raised since October 1st:

$14,699.50

I want to thank each one of you who has already given. You have been a tremendous blessing! I am praying that God will open doors and open hearts over the next few weeks and that we will see an outpouring of his provision. The money raised during this campaign is used across all of our ministries and is critical to our mission.

To give, or for more information about the campaign, please click here.

This week on the road

This past Wednesday we had the privilege of stopping by Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton, GA to give a ministry update. It was great to see my friend, Pastor Terry Wilson, as well as the members. We had an exciting evening and they were gracious hosts.

This Sunday I will be at Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear, GA with my friend, Pastor Jason Long. It’s always a joy to be there and share with the church the great things that God has done on the mission field.

Day of giving with our partners

I am grateful for kind partners in the ministry. One of those partner ministries is GPA Mobilization Ministries which is led by Pastor Gary Moore. Together, we have declared November 25th, a day of giving! The cool part is that they have some business people who are willing to match donations on that day.

12239164_892725540825274_6557834824990619146_o

You can visit their website to find out more about the great opportunities to give and how to do so. Thank you GPA Mobilization Ministries for including us in this opportunity.

As always, thank you for reading, praying, and supporting the Lord’s work through our efforts!

Ministry Update 11/13/15

This has been a great week and I am excited to tell you all about it! First off, we are traveling over the next three weeks and we will be speaking in churches in SC, VA, GA and FL. We began our travels this week when we  picked up Pastor Antonio Ner and his wife Liza on Tuesday morning at the airport in Atlanta. They are our partners in our Philippines ministry. We enjoyed three days with them in the Augusta area before they headed out of town for some scheduled meetings.

IMG_0533

We met with Howard Dye (one of our board members) and enjoyed a good meal at Cracker Barrel on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday evening we were blessed to be in the mid-week church service at BelAir Baptist Church with Pastor David Brooks. I want to thank Pastor Brooks and the church family for their generosity to us!

On Thursday, we spent some time at Garden City Rescue Mission in Augusta, GA. This is the mission that I started in 2001. My friend Patrick Fiestel is the brand new Executive Director. Patrick has volunteered at the Mission off and on for the past 13 years. He spent one entire year working with me while I was the Director. I am very excited that he is the new Director and I know the Lord will do great things through him.

IMG_4204

Pictured above L to R: Antonio Ner, Howard Dye, Daryl Dye, Patrick Feistel, Travis Sharpe

On Thursday evening, we enjoyed the mid-week church service at Victory Baptist Church in North Augusta, SC with Pastor Larry Brown. At the close of the service, Pastor Brown urged the church to be “doers of the Word” and he pledged a $1000 gift to help us purchase the land for our future orphanage. Spontaneously, people began to bring money to the altar. In just a few minutes, they had given $2000.00!

We are grateful for the faith and giving of the congregation. It was a very encouraging evening to say the least!

Fall Fundraising Campaign Update

The Lord is continuing to bless and add to our current Fall Fundraising Campaign. We are now in week 6 of the campaign and I am excited to share that our new total amount given is:

$14,094.50

We are getting real close to the halfway mark now! I believe that we can see half way ($20,000) by this time next week. Please join me in prayer and ask our Heavenly Father to supply as we are marching toward our goal of $40,000 before December 31. I want to thank each one of you who has already given. You have been a tremendous blessing!

To give, or for more information about the campaign, please click here.

Coming up

Please pray this week as I travel to Bristol, VA to speak in two churches and also spend some time with Missionary Denny Mitchell. Brother Denny has recently begun his deputation and he will be starting a new mission is the Abingdon, VA area. We will be visiting homeless camps and learning more about how to interact with people on the streets. Brother Denny and his family have a huge heart for winning souls and I know they will do a great job.

Prayer request

A couple of weeks ago I shared about a young man named Ronel. I met him a couple weeks ago as he lay in pain on a dirty sidewalk. Our staff in the Philippines have been helping him, but just a couple days ago they were told he is too week for the surgery he needs. He was sent home and sadly, he is very near death’s door. Our Pastors have led him to the Lord and he is certain of his salvation. Please pray that he would be comforted in what may very well be his last days.

IMG_4205

In the above picture, Ronel’s mother holds him as Pastor Ricky visits to pray and share Christ.

Situations such as Ronel’s are very sad and to be honest, they are hard to understand. Our comfort in these times is solely in the fact that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for those who have believed in him: a much, much better place. Please pray for Ronel and his family during this difficult time.

Thank you so much for reading and praying.

Prison Revival, Ministry Update 11/6/15

Wow! I am in Fort Oglethorpe, GA this week, and God is on the move. I am here with Parkway Baptist Church because they invited me to preach for two days at the Walker State Prison. Each week, there are preachers from Parkway who go to the nearby prison to hold services for the inmates. This week is special because Parkway is hosting a two day revival.

We started last night and boy was it good. As a matter of fact, about ten minutes into the service, a young man came rushing down to the alter, crying out to God for mercy and forgiveness. After him, dozens more began to come forward for prayer and salvation. It truly was a blessing to pray with these broken men and witness the grace of God in action.

There were 143 men in the service last night and we are hoping for an even larger crowd tonight. Please help us pray that many more souls will be saved tonight and God’s Word will have a great impact.

Preaching on Saturday

This Saturday I will also be joining Parkway Baptist Church as they host their annual luncheon for the homeless men and women in Chattanooga, TN. We will be at the First Baptist Church in downtown and it starts around 11 am. Please pray that we will have a good number of people and pray for me as I preach the gospel. It is my hearts desire to share Christ with everyone who is present in such a way that it can be understood. I know God will do great things!

Pastor Ner is coming to the U.S.

This Tuesday, our partner missionary, Antonio Ner and his wife Merliza will be arriving here in the states. Pastor Ner is a church-planting missionary who serves with and through a mission agency. He has already planted several churches in the Philippines and we are blessed to have him as our partner.

12189880_1540241766267807_2354619757609785058_n

While here in the states, they Pastor Ner and his wife will be visiting churches and raising more support. Please pray for them as they travel. If you need a good missionary family to be a blessing to your church in the coming months, they would do a great job.

Fall Fundraising Campaign

This week we received a total of $690.00 for the campaign, bringing our total raised to date to $13,229.50. Please continue to pray with us that God will provide the entire goal of $40,000.00 before December 31st.

You can learn more about the Fall Fundraising Campaign by clicking here.

Recent videos

Did you catch our latest videos? I recorded a couple of videos on my recent trip. If you missed them before, you can watch them by following the links below:

Meeting medical needs at the dump- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUbX0rOOLOY

Singing at the dump- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_iv8NKsytQ

You can help out by sharing these videos with you family and friends. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

As always, thanks for your prayers and support!

New Tricycle Is Here! Ministry Update 10/30/15

Hello everyone,

This was a busy week in our Philippines ministry and our team accomplished some of great things. I want to tell you about a couple of them, but first, I’ll share a picture with you. Do you remember that I said a while back that we ordered a new tricycle? Remember the cool pictures I shared of it while it was being built? Well, it is all finished and being used now! Here it is.

12179601_1538006899824627_1015127453_n

Powered by a 175 cc Kawasaki motorcycle, this vehicle can carry up to 15 people at a time. It will be used in the dumpsite ministry, Handumanan meal center, to transport people to church on Sunday’s, and I’m sure they will find many other cool uses for it on a daily basis. Thanks to everyone who gave to this need.

 

Digging deeper

While I was with our team in the Philippines recently, we met a young boy who was living on the streets. His name was John. Because he was only 10 years old, our team took steps to rescue him from the streets that night. They have been working with him every day for two weeks now and this week they were able to locate his family. Sometimes it’s hard to get to the bottom of things and discover the truth.

Because of difficulty within the family as well as behavioral problems, the family (he only has an aunt and uncle) has asked for our further help. For now, our team is seeing to it that he is safe and secure and getting proper help. Many of the young children that we minister to are in similar situations. Severe family dysfunction, coupled with severe poverty, leaves children to survive alone without any guidance or hope.

Please pray that our team will have wisdom as they continue to help John and the many other children that they minister to about four times each week. It’s certainly not an easy job, it is one that causes you to cry often and sometimes be overcome with frustration, but it is a worthy endeavor because the lives of these children are at stake.

Update on Ronel

There was also a 20-year-old young man that we met while I was in the Philippines. This boy was very sick and sleeping with his family on the sidewalk. We took him to the hospital and some tests were ordered. After a long delay, an appointment was set for him to have an ultrasound. That test was completed a couple days ago, but we don’t have the results back yet. I’ll try to keep you informed.

DSCN4758

As you can see in the above picture, he sleeps on the sidewalk every night so good health is very difficult to maintain. This boys name is Ronel, please keep praying for him.

Fall Fundraising Campaign

Our Fall Fundraising Campaign is going strong and people are giving! Our new total, as of today, is:

$12,539.50

We are still a long way from our goal of $40,000.00 but we are just now finishing the first month, and we have two months to go. I know that the Lord is speaking to hearts about giving to the campaign because I have already received many encouraging notes along with gifts from our donors. I want you to know that I read every single note and they really encourage me. As a matter of fact, there have been many times when God has used one of those notes to reassure me of his provision.

You can give to the Fall Fundraising Campaign by check or online by clicking here

My new book

I mentioned a couple weeks ago about a new ebook I have been working on. I sent the rough draft off to a few friends last week and I now understand what other authors mean when they say that what you think is your final draft, will most likely turn out to be the first of many revisions! I am extremely grateful for all the honest and helpful input received so far because they are going to make it much better. I hope to have the book available in the next few weeks!

50 Practical Ways You Can Help The Homeless a simple, easy to read book that will equip people to do more acts of kindness. Wouldn’t that be a great thing in today’s self-centered society? It will be free and I will need your help to promote it so we can get it to as many people as possible.

In conclusion

Next week I will be traveling to the Chattanooga, TN, area to preach in a prison for two days and speak at a luncheon for the homeless people in Chattanooga. I would appreciate your prayers as I go!

Thank you for reading and praying for all that God is doing through our ministry, I’m glad you’re a part of this with us!

God bless,

Travis Sharpe

P.S. Have you signed up to receive these blogs via email yet? It’s easy, just click here to sign up today!