Relocating to the USA in 2019
New roles for us.
We are both assuming new roles and responsibilities.Dave has been a broadcast engineer for Bonaire since our arrival in 2011 and played an integral role in the transmitter upgrade project. Much less engineering level support is needed now that the upgrade is complete and in an operational rather than construction mode. TWR have therefore decided that Dave’s skills will be better used in a Global role. Dave’s focus now will be as a ”Global Engineering Projects Specialist.” The Global Monitoring Receiver System project is an example and in support of special engineering support and troubleshooting needs.
For the last few months, Mari has been working remotely for the Information Systems (IS) department at TWR headquarters in Cary, NC. Her background is in computer science, and she is very happy to be involved in a technical ministry role again with the skills the Lord has given her
Serving TWR worlsfwide from Texas
Dave’s skills will be better used in a Global role. As Dave’s new worldwide support role will involve more frequent international travel, it makes sense to be based in the USA with better travel connections.Consequently, we have decided that we can best serve the ministry of TWR and our family by being based in the USA. We will be working remotely rather than at the TWR office in North Carolina that is already filled to capacity. We will both need office space and Dave would need a small radio engineering laboratory as well. TWR has allowed us to investigate a location that would best meet both the ministry and our family needs. After much prayer and research, we have decided to move to Brownsville, the southernmost city in Texas by next spring. We have already begun the planning and preparations for the move.
Support level increase and relocation costs
Our monthly support need will be increasing with the move to theUSA.. In addition, our current support level has dropped off a bit as some supporters have not been able to continue. Due to these factors we have a shortage of about $2500 a month. Our goal is to have our support level increased by the end of June 2019.
TWR will cover some of our expenses for moving to our new home, However, we also need to raise $19,000 in special gifts towards the relocation and resettling costs.
Read more anout the relocation and our needs
Please read our December prayer letter also posted on this web page for more information on our move to the USA and our preparations to serve with TWR from Texas.
Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.