A couple months ago, I told Josh Kruger Jr., “If you and Lieze ever have a one-time financial need on the mission field, don’t hesitate to call us. We love you guys and it’s an honor to be aware of your needs and do everything we can to meet them.”

This week, I got an unexpected call on my cell. It was Josh. He told me that they had 10 days to come up with $2,500. This is due to the vehicle import taxes that they described in their last newsletter:

We want to ask you to please continue to pray with us for the importation of our two vehicles and trailer. A big part of our calling in Namibia is traveling to meetings and to visit team members, transporting people, going on outreaches, etc. and we cannot do these things if we are not able to pay the import VAT (tax/duty) on our vehicles and trailer in order to import them…We still need roughly [$2500] if we want to import both vehicles and our trailer [to use as our ministry vehicles].

When Josh called, he didn’t pressure me in the least bit to give financially. He simply explained the need and asked if we could help. I said I would share it with the church and join him in asking God to provide. Josh and Lieze are working hard to share the good news of Jesus in Namibia. it’s a privilege to support them as a church.

Our monthly support to them ($200) is a baseline, not a ceiling. I’m praying that over the next week God provides above and beyond their $2,500 need through our Mission Fund. It’s one of the main reasons the fund exists – to advance gospel ministry through frontier missions.

How you can help:

1. Pray for the Krugers

2. Give financially as you feel led – Please make checks payable to KingsWay Community Church with “Mission Fund – Krugers VAT” on the memo line. Financial gifts can be dropped off at our office or placed in the offering basket during the Sunday meeting.

3. Stay updated by subscribing to their newsletter – Email Josh at josh.kruger@om.org to get subscribed. Access previous newsletter updates on CCB under member files.

Matthew grew up attending KingsWay and joined the pastoral staff in 2009. God has blessed him and his wife, Aliza, with three rambunctious boys. Matthew did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in chemistry and political science, spent a year at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College, and received his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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