Many of you have undoubtedly been affected by the ministry of Heidi and Roland Baker. Heidi is the author of “Always Enough” and leads Iris Ministries in Mozambique, Africa.
They have started thousands of churches and see incredible miracles on a regular basis simply because they step out and believe that God is who he says he is. Their plane crashed last year (no one was injured) but the plane needs to be replace by 4/20/2012 in order for them to continue to reach the most remote places and tribes in Mozambique.
Bethel Church in Redding, CA has asked for the financial support of those who are blessed by its ministry and the associate pastor, Kris Vallotton, has released a public letter.
Please read and share this post to any and all of those who may be willing to support such this cause.
I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing on behalf of Roland and Heidi Baker and Iris Ministries. Many of you are aware that their ministry plane crashed last year. Miraculously, no one was hurt in the crash, but the plane was destroyed. This plane was used to carry out many different kinds of ministry, especially large “bush conferences” where many thousands of people converged on old, dirt landing strips that are spread all over Mozambique and other African countries. The power of God showed up at these remote gatherings, resulting in thousands of people giving their lives to Christ. But it’s impossible to effectively continue this kind of ministry without a plane. Iris is eager to return to these isolated locations in Mozambique, and on into central and North Africa, to fuel the revival and spearhead evangelism there.
The plane that best suits the needs of Iris Ministries is called the Quest Kodiak. This is the first plane ever designed specifically for missionaries who work in rugged conditions, such as jungles. The total cost of this aircraft is approximately $1.63 million. The Bakers have already paid $741,000 towards the purchase of the Kodiak, but they are in need of an additional $680,000 to take possession of the plane.
Most of you probably know that it’s not Heidi and Rolland’s style to ask for financial help for anything. But because of the urgency of the deadline, which is April 20, 2012, and the amount of money needed, I asked them if I could have permission to help raise the money for the plane.
I thought that if we could get 680 people to give $1,000 each, it would be an easy way to pay the plane off, so I started the “680 Club”. Bethel Church is going to give $10,000 towards the project. Iris would be very grateful for ANY SIZE gift that you give towards funding this amazing project. Please visit www.680club.org to view a video with more information and to donate to the Iris ministries plane project.
Thank you so much for your time.
Senior Associate Leader
Bethel Church, Redding Ca.