While we were printing our newsletter recently, our print equipment broke down. For some time, we have had problems with our printing equipment, but have battled on with it to keep it going... but it's time has come!
We had been trying to put off upgrading due to the building project. The digital duplicators we currently use replaced our offset printing press in 2006 and has surely been a boost to our printing operation. But now, twelve years on, this 'new' equipment has pumped out over 3 million pieces of printed paper and has come to the point where it is overdue for replacement.
To overhaul the present machines will incur considerable expense and the company has not guaranteed they will last another three years, perhaps more, perhaps less. Also the technology has been superseded and lacking support to the extent that we may only have a limited time before supplies are no longer available.
A suitable replacement for this machine will be in the vicinity of $10-15,000 dollars, which is considerably cheaper than the $40,000 we had to find to cover the present machines twelve years ago. A good printing facility is essential for our ministry, as many pages go through them to spread the message out to the world like autumn leaves.
After some research we found some suitable machines. We printed the next newsletter on a trial replacement machine and we praise God that people responded to our dilemma and enough funds have been given to entirely cover two replacement machines of different technology for different types of print jobs.
Thank you, this will keep the printed page continuing to go out like the leaves of autumn. Thank you again for all the help and support that has been given over the years in ministry. Heaven marks the willing hearts who give in each way that we all can.