Sunday, September 18, 2011

Moved to Mom's and "gift registry"

Doug will be bringing a few last items from the house tomorrow and we will be finished moving from the property.   We plan to stay at Tamara's mom's until we fly out to Africa.  We are still waiting for the final visa from Tanzania.  We have lots to do, yet.

Our next big item will be to get a shipping container, I believe.  We hope to go back through everything that we brought to Mom's and have another moving sale.  There were some things that we wanted to use until we moved that can now be sold, and there seems to be a bit too much stuff yet, also.

Per request from a friend, I have set up a registry for items that we are planning to get for our mission trip.  This should allow for people to "check off" anything they plan to donate to or purchase for the trip.

I will be updating my previous post that had the items listed on it to direct people to this registry.  I HOPE IT WORKS!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Looking for a Shipping Container

We are getting very close to having enough funds to purchase a shipping container if we can find a good one (with sea-worthy certificate) at a discounted price. 

We need wisdom, direction and help. 

We were planning to take a 20' but some have advised that it isn't much more to ship a 40' (sometimes.)
There is a great need of many things in Tanzania (especially clothes for children.)  We would like to fill all the remaining space on the container with clothes and other needed things for Africa after we load the donated tractor for Kibidula and implements, and or items. 

If anyone knows of a good 40' container that we could get at a missionary discount, please let us know!  Please join us in prayer that we can get this and work out the detains of getting is shipped at a good price.  God is able to provide wonderfully, and He does over and over again. 

The director of Kibidula has a blog:
You can read of some of the needs in some recent posts.  It is heart breaking to see children cold and without proper clothes. 

Today is the BIG moving day from our house to my mom's.  We plan to stay at her house until we get the final paperwork to move to Tanzania.  There are many projects we hope to help her and my step-father with while we are there.  We also have the speaking engagements every weekend through October 15th. 

Thank you for prayers!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Donations correction & email updates

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Please contact us directly if you would like to donate any specific items as listed in the previous post.

For Financial donations and to receive a tax-deductible receipt make the check out to and send to:
Send to:
Next Step Seventh Day Adventist Church
811 Amyx Ave
West Plains, MO 65775-3703

VERY IMPORTANT ! ! !  Please put in the memo line:
"Schoch Mission"
PLEASE write checks neatly with the correct information in the memo line and your clear contact information so it will be credited to the correct account. 

We appreciate all the support and encouragement more than we can express.  Mailing a "thank you" from Tanzania is quite costly, so please contact us via email so we can say thank you and keep you updated. 

Thank you to all that are PRAYING for us.  Those prayers are answered over and over.  They are more precious than anything we can ask for.