Today is Day 1 of APO Training at WorldVenture.
We learned a lot about the organization, like what all the different departments do and where everyone is in the office. We also got to meet all the other trainees. This is the largest APO class that WV has ever had! There is another couple doing Transformational Ventures (Business-as-Missions) in Uganda!…and two other women who are going to Uganda.
Another thing we learned was our estimated Monthly Package…or our expected financial need for 3 years with WorldVenture/Lumi. We expect the numbers to change a bit, as they have only had a few weeks to put our Package together (since we just got Appointed in June) and as numbers are refined. I doubt it will change very substantially, however.
Basically, it looks like we’ll need about $6500/month and about $38,500 in one-time costs to get there, etc.
That’s a lot of money.
However, we serve a big God, and I know He will provide for the work He has asked us to do.
Thank you for all your support and prayers.
I’ll complete at least one more Blog update while in Training.
~Rachel & Jesse
PS. Check out our name tags! We’re legit! =)