We want to use this prayer letter to Praise God for His goodness. Since we last wrote to you, God:
Provided the remaining money we needed to cover all of the supplies for our future addition - our goal of $20,000 was met!
Brought laborers to help around Missionary Acres and in our home. A group from Washington replaced some of the windows that needed to be resized in the garage conversion, and a couple from Minnesota primed and painted most of the rooms in the garage. We picked some bright colors since this space will mostly be used by the kids, and we love how it turned out!
Provide additional monthly support for us, we're now at 94.5%!
We're so thankful for the progress and for the way God works in our lives. We're thankful that He brought you into our lives and for your prayers and support. Thank you!
Bryan & Lisa Tanner & Family
The blue and gray room is for the boys. The orange and gray room is the playroom/office space. The yellow/green and gray is the hallway.
Owen's room also got a coat of gray on one of his walls.
Missionary Acres Update
As mentioned above, we've had some helpers here at Missionary Acres. So much work was accomplished this past month.
Bryan helped one team on the new build. They poured the concrete floor for the crawl space and built the main beam and floor for the home. It's now covered under a tarp and the walls and roof will be worked on as soon as possible.
Bryan was also able to work with a mechanic to fix some of the Missionary Acres vehicles. It was neat how God used his prior experience as a service writer to track down the parts that were needed. And Bryan had a wonderful time visiting with the mechanic Brian - they both were previously employed by the same repair shop in Washington (though at different times.) It's amazing how God orchestrates everything.
In other Missionary Acres news, remember how we asked you to pray for workgroups in our last email?
Well, God is so faithful! There are many groups in the process of making plans to come help down here. Please continue to pray for the logistics of all of these dear people who are willing to come and serve.
Tanner Family Update
It's hard to believe that little Ezra Nehemiah turns 1 in just a few days. He's pulling to stand and cruising well, but so far hasn't ventured out with any steps on his own. It won't be long though, as he really wants to keep up with his older siblings. We're so thankful for him and the joy he's added to our family.
Two of our kids are starting speech therapy this week. We're praying that this would help others be able to understand them more easily.
Please pray for the kids as they continue to adjust to life down here. We're praying that they would find some good friends who will challenge them to grow closer to God.
$20,000 out of $20,000 for our future addition and storm shelter came in!
We had another church join our support team, and another church raised their committed support for us. We're now only $310 a month away from 100%!
Jayme was able to come home for spring break. She was also approved for summer work at College of the Ozarks, so she'll be able to earn her room and board for her sophomore year over the summer. This has been such a blessing.
The work being accomplished at Missionary Acres and the groups who are making arrangements to come down.
For the Lord to work out the details for the groups coming to Missionary Acres and for additional teams to come down.
For the laborers to help dig our storm shelter and build the additional part of the home.
That our family would grow closer to God and continue to grow spiritually during this time of transition.
For salvation for our children who are not yet saved.
That God would raise our support to 100% so we can get officially cleared for service here at the Acres.
For the work on our house to get completed so we could move out of this temporary home.
Help Support the Tanners
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Please consider joining our financial support team as well. If you would like to make a one-time tax-deductable donation or join our monthly support team, please visit our web site at https://tanners2ma.com/support-bryan-lisa-tanner/ to find out how.
We know that not everyone is in a place to give financially. If that is you, but you still want to help, we ask for your prayers. Please pray for us every time the Lord brings us to your mind. We know that your prayers are equally, if not more important, in our success in this ministry. We praise God for your continued support in prayer.
To learn more about our ministry we have uploaded a video presentation to our website: https://tanners2ma.com/virtual-deputation/. We would be honored if you could share this video with others who may be interested in learning more about our ministry.
If you would like to know more about how you can volunteer at Missionary Acres, please send us an email or contact Ken Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.