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No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

Posted by: JungleMissionary at 2:24 am on November 4th, 2014

Recently I was reminded of the sacrifice of William Borden. After completing his university studies at Yale he left his family fortune and gave his life on the mission field. These three phrases "No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets" were found scrawled in the back of his well-worn bible at his death. This speaks to us today in the 21st century, if we truly want to reach the unreached that continue to live in utter darkness. "No Reserves", we must hold nothing back for the cause of reaching the unreached. "No Retreats", we must continue pressing and never fall into the comfort zone called success. And "No Regrets", we must live this life knowing that it is all we have been given, we must make it count for eternity and not settle for materialistic substitutes.

It is in this spirit that Leah and I feel an urgency to launch Project Reach. We want to train a literal army of young missionaries from around Ecuador and Latin America, who will continue to press into the darkness. Yes, we have our hands full with our existing ministries and raising four kids. Yes, we have been "successful", you have helped us reach 50+ villages with the gospel and our girls' home (Ecuador Hope House) is thriving, as are the mother church and all of our other social outreaches (medical and community water). And yes, we could probably try to slow down, but there is something inside that compels us..."No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets".

Last month so many of you responded to our plea to help us purchase the land needed to launch the campus for Project Reach. With your help we have now purchased 12,000 of the 20,000 meters. But that leaves us with only 8000 meters to go. Once more I would like to ask you to partner with us as we "push the limits". The cost is $3 per meter and we need you to help us with 10 meters, 100 meters, or even 1000 meters. You may Click Here to Donate Online Now! (Indicate Class 60 for #14788 Project Reach in the comments section of the form).
We have been given until mid-July to complete the purchase. Together we are changing eternity.

"No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets"

Joil and Leah Marbut