Not me this time… Blind Beggar Rick Meigs sounds the alarm:
John is originally from California, but recently lived in Australia for nine years. In Australia, John was a pastor and Founding Director of the School of Apologetics at the Centre for Evangelism and Global Mission at Morling College in Sydney. He was also part-time faculty at Morling College. John and his family (his wife is Alex and they have four boys) moved back to the States and started a new church in the Sacramento, California, area.
I don’t know all the details, but I do know that one day last fall John found that he was no longer the pastor of this new church. He was left without income, although he has since picked up a part-time job teaching at Capital Bible College and is starting a new missional church (which has no funds to support him at this point).
Still, the transition has made it very difficult to support his wife and four children and they are now in danger of losing everything, including the probable foreclosure on their home.
I have no more specifics than this, but both Rick’s post and SmuloSpace have PayPal buttons for people to contribute in support of John and his family, who are apparently Feeling Very Loved with the attention that has followed Rick’s post, and the question of whether Pioneering = Poverty? It shouldn’t, but I can’t say that it doesn’t. If you can help at all, please do so.