Because the Hoyt Family is no longer permanently based in Zimbabwe, there have been several people who have shown some
concern over the viability of the continuing Mission Program, in Zimbabwe, and the way their contributions are handled.
So allow me to explain briefly, what is happening overseas, and how your gifts are utilized.
The "Mission" has gone through 3 distinctly different phases over the past 10 years. The Hoyt
family was based fulltime, in Zimbabwe, from 1967 until the end of 2000. This was followed by a short, 3 year transitional
period during which the Hoyts settled back into the American Culture.
In order to support his wife and three children, without utilizing Mission Funds, John became the
Senior Minister of a small rural church in Rutland Illinois, and has been serving there since June 2001. He has also taken
on a part time Manager's job with a local company since 2007 to help "make ends meet". Maria Started working for
the YMCA in September of 2002 and became their senior Child Care Coordinator.In 2011 Maria became a substitute teacher
with the district #27 schools.
Also during this time Glo settled into The Christian Nursing Home, here in Lincoln Il (she has
since gone on to be with her Lord in June 2010). Her expenses were the only ones that were entirely borne by the
Deborah worked at a few part time jobs, and then became a full time Church Secretary and got
married in 2005. She now works for a local Optician, here in Lincoln, Il.
So since 2004, all the members of the Hoyt family, except for Glo, have been working and earning their
own incomes so as not to drain any resources from the mission. As a result, almost all of your donations have
been going overseas to support the 22 Full Time Ministers and Evangelists, and their families, still living
and serving the Lord over there.
We have done our best to be good stewards of the resources that you have entrusted to us, and as a result,
the Work of the Lord IS STILL GROWING by leaps and bounds. We are seeing thousands of lives being touched, EVERY YEAR, by
the gospel message. Hundreds of suffering Christian families, orphans and widows are being fed because of YOUR generosity
and compassion. And new members are being added to the Body of Christ on a daily basis.
So rest assured that we are putting those contributions to the fullest possible use, and
they will always be sent where they are most needed and where they will accomplish the Greatest Good. Our FIRST PRIORITY
will always be SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
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usually go out twice a year, please contact us.