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July Newsletter

We just recently sent out a newsletter to all those on our mailing list.  If you didn’t get it then click here to download it for yourself!  It has lots of exciting updates and pictures on how life and ministry is going here in South Africa. It takes about 3 minutes to read, so download and have a look!

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Project Grace


Project Grace exists to serve the
cause of Christ on the African continent.  
We have three main focuses to see this happen.

We have a Bible school in Cape Town, South Africa. Also we teach in other schools and churches, pioneering new Bible schools and supporting existing ones throughout Africa. We raise funding to mobilize teachers to go and share the Word throughout Africa and the world.

Providing scholarships to see African students trained in the Word of God.  Providing assistance and monthly financial support for African missionaries to serve.

Reaching out to the those suffering in society such as single moms, orphans, and people with HIV/Aids.  Providing practical assistance for those in crisis in the Cape Town area. 

Here are some people that Project Grace has been able to connect with:

In 2008, we had a dynamic man from the Ivory Coast join us for our bible school.  Mea came with a heart to understand God’s truth and put it into action.  Upon graduating from our course Mea returned to his home country and planted a church which is growing and thriving today.  A scholarship from Project Grace enabled this to happen.

 

Lindsey met Jennifer while walking through an outdoor market.  Jennifer was pregnant and without any resources to see her family through next day.  Lindsey felt led to assist this family through emotional & physical support.  For the last two years Project Grace has supported this family and others like it by providing food, clothing and other urgent needs.

Thomas & Butshwa are full time teachers at our School of Biblical Studies.  Both of them, from Africa, are people of incredible integrity and a heart to be involved in people’s lives.  Normally, missionaries and Bible teachers come from “Western” nations.  But, God knows differently.  People like Thomas & Butshwa are being used powerfully by God in our Bible school and around Africa to bring to people.  The truth that transforms nations.  Through donations, Project Grace gives monthly support to Thomas & Butshwa and others like them.

 

Legal Disclaimer: Contributions are solicited with the understanding that the donee organization has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.

Giving

Many people are either curious about how we survive or wondering how to support us.  For the curious, it is true that our orginization, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), does not pay us one penny in salary.  YWAM has never paid a salary to any staff member in the history of the mission, this includes the President and the lawn mowers.  Each person that works in YWAM trusts God for churches and individuals to jump on board with their vision and to financially support this either by one-time donations or monthly donations, as many might give to a charity.   We have people that support us for as small as $5 a month and others support us for more than that, it all adds up and contributes towards helping us do the work that we need to do. For those interested in giving, all donations can be sent in one of many ways as given below.

If you are interested in donating, there are two ways you can donate. You can either donate to our personal support, which goes towards keeping us on the mission field (rent, food, clothing, etc.) or you can donate to our non-profit, Project Grace.  To find out more about what Project Grace does, click here.

Tax Deductible Giving by Mail:

The Worship Center
2384 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

For tax purposes please do not write our name anywhere on the check, include a seperate note with the check stating, “for the Lautsbaugh’s” or “Project Grace” depending on which you would like your money to be put towards.

Give Online by Credit Card:
We are currently getting our new website up to speed so that we can accept Credit Card donations soon!  If you want to contact us personally about this, click here!

Creative Giving:
If you are interested in other ways of giving besides money then click here to find out some of the stuff you might have and we might need!
 

Legal Stuff:
Contributions are solicited with the understanding that the donee organization has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.

About Us

For a combined 25 years, we have been working in Missions with Youth With A Misson. Want to know a little more about who we are beyond that?  Read on!

Chris:
Chris began his career in Missions in 1991 at a Youth With A Mission campus in Maui, Hawaii.  He thought that he was going for a 5 month missions “experience” and little did he know that years later he would still be going strong in missions.  Chris describes his passion as teaching & discipleship and all that he has done in these past years fits into that.  He has worked with Discipleship Training Schools at YWAM Maui and then taught at the School of Biblical Studies at YWAM Montana.  Besides living in these two locations Chris has traveled a lot to do ministry and teach in many nations.  So far he has traveled to 35 nations! 

Chris is a licensed minister and has his Associates in Biblical Studies from the University of the Nations.  When asking former students to describe Chris and his passions most always you will get a one-word answer: “Grace”. On the personal side of things, Chris has a lot of interests and hobbies.  He loves good coffee and even roasts his own coffee beans in pursuit of the perfect cup of joe.  Reading is also something he enjoys, particularily biographies and books on finances. On a free Saturday will most likely find Chris chasing after his two boys, filling the house with lots of noise!

Lindsey:
Lindsey entered a career in missions in 1996 when she joined Youth With A Mission in South Africa.  Years later she, also, is still going strong.  Her past experience is somewhat similar to Chris’s (that’s why we are a perfect match!).  She has worked with Discipleship Training Schools in South Africa and also worked and taught in the School of Biblical Studies at YWAM Montana.  Her heart has always been for Africa and see that continent grow and change, she has been to 18 countries so she has some catching up to do with Chris.  Ask someone to describe Lindsey and her passions and the response is almost always, “a hunger to make the truth relevent and real.” On the personal side of things, Lindsey likes to dabble in lots of side interests.  Most people don’t know this about her but she really likes to learn new computer programs and tools, this website is evidence of that!  Reading is also a passion and you can check out our Library page to see her recent reads.  A free Saturday would find Lindsey baking or cooking up some new concoction or perhaps drinking tea and eating breakfast with friends, her favorite meal of the day!

Garett Mark: 
Born in January 2005, Garett is one well traveled kid.  His name means “Gentle Warrior” and that is who he is.  He has an incredible excitment for life and whatever it brings but also has a very soft heart.  He will cry very easily if he sees another person or animal suffer or experience sadness.  Wherever Garett goes he makes friends and isn’t scared of anyone, a great trait to have for his current calling of being a missionary kid!

 

 

 

Thabo Christopher:
Thabo embodies his name, which means “joy”.  Our youngest son was born July 2006 and brings our family constant joy.  Thabo embodies the African approach to life; joyful, relaxed and people focused. He loves cars, soccer, music and being with his friends.  With a great senes of humor, he keeps a smile on our faces throughout the day.  

Donate

Many people are either curious about how we survive or wondering how to support us.  For the curious, it is true that our orginization, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), does not pay us one penny in salary.  YWAM has never paid a salary to any staff member in the history of the mission, this includes the President and the lawn mowers.  Each person that works in YWAM trusts God for churches and individuals to jump on board with their vision and to financially support this either by one-time donations or monthly donations, as many might give to a charity.  

We have people that support us for as small as $5 a month and others support us for more than that, it all adds up and contributes towards helping us do the work that we need to do. For those interested in giving, all donations can be sent in one of many ways as given below.

 There are three ways you can donate. You can either donate to our personal support, which goes towards keeping us on the mission field (rent, food, clothing, etc.) or you can donate to our non-profit, “Project Grace”.  To find out more about what “Project Grace does, click here.

Tax Deductible Giving by Mail or Online:

The Worship Center
2384 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

For tax purposes please do not write our name anywhere on the check, include a seperate note with the check stating, “for the Lautsbaugh’s” or “Project Grace” depending on which you would like your money to be put towards.  

Online Giving

One of our partner churches has offered its missionaries use of their online giving service. Here is the info you need if you are interested.

Individuals can sign up for a secure account with The Worship Center where you can set up recurring or one-time gifts, give from a bank account or use a debit/credit card.

This secure giving account is at the Worship Center website: http://www.worshipcenter.org/giving/. Once you have filled out the registration form, an e-mail will be sent to you with login instructions.

We are very grateful for the church offering this service to us as missionaries.  Many of you have asked us for this to make it easier, we hope this helps!


Give Online by Credit Card:

 Click on the “Paypal Donate” button on the right of the page to make a tax-deuctible contribution to our non-profit, Project Grace.  We use Paypal to keep things safe and secure, through them you can use a credit card or another Paypal account (if you have one).