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Meetings with Ben alone
I don’t mean for these to seem picky or demanding. My heart’s desire is to be a blessing to your church. To be able to focus completely on serving you and your church, if these things can be taken care of it would be a tremendous blessing to me.
I request to be housed in either a prophet’s chamber or simple hotel room during my stay with your church. I never want to risk the appearance of being in a location with just a wife at the house. I realize that lodging an evangelist with a family was common practice in the past, but times have changed. Our world is just too crazy! Thank you so much for honoring this request.
I am following an extremely strict Keto diet. It is primarily for internal health but I’m trying to lose weight, too. I’ve found that if I “cheat” on the diet even a little bit, I get extremely sick to my stomach and am out of commission for 24 hours. I prefer to handle my own meals. However, I am able to choose appropriate menu items from almost any restaurant. As long as we don’t eat before a service, I love the fellowship and I would welcome that for lunch or supper after a service.
I usually request a travel expense of $250. This is an average of my expenses as I travel alone. (Traveling with the family is more expensive.) Checks can be made out to Bible Revival Ministries.
My normal course of meetings is Sunday through Wednesday. If you have something different on your calendar, let’s talk ASAP to make sure our calendars are in agreement.
Meetings with the entire Everson family
Traveling with an entire family was simpler when we had a 5th wheel trailer for 15 years. We no longer have a trailer, and so our needs are a little more complex.
We request lodging for our family of six during our stay with you. Please do not attempt to house us with another family. Between Ben doing errands and Amanda homeschooling the kids, there are too many possible complications that can arise. We sometimes have some unique needs due to Amanda’s epilepsy and living with another family during the week is simply not possible.
Here are some options that have worked well in the past:
- Two hotel rooms for the week with two beds in each room,
- A hotel suite that has a separate bedroom,
- A prophet’s chamber or missions house,
- A vacation rental home for the week was cheaper for one church in particular.
I (Ben) am following an extremely strict Keto diet. It is primarily for internal health but I’m trying to lose weight, too. I’ve found that if I “cheat” on the diet even a little bit, I get extremely sick to my stomach and am out of commission for 24 hours. Amanda has also joined me on a similar diet. The kids are not on the same restrictions.
We so appreciate the desire of some churches to prepare meals for our family. However, we’ve found that this hasn’t been working very well and we really don’t want to waste people’s time and energy. We are able to visit restaurants because it allows for menu choices. As long as we aren’t eating before an evening service, we would love the fellowship for lunch or supper after a service. Many churches have given us some “grocery cash” to help us for the week. That is always a blessing.
We usually request a travel expense of $350. This is an average of our expenses as we travel as a family. (Traveling with the family is more expensive due to food and hotel stays across the country.) Checks can be made out to Bible Revival Ministries.
Our normal course of meetings is Sunday through Wednesday. If you have something different on your calendar, let’s talk ASAP to make sure our calendars are in agreement.
Thank you for your help in these areas. Our desire is to be a huge blessing and taking care of these details helps us focus without worry.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give me a call on my cell phone at 850-529-6873.