Change of Eldership

Dear Supporters,

There is no doubt that the last few weeks and months have been stressful and filled with anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world like a wildfire. We understand that many congregations have had to temporarily suspend worship services. This has put a great financial difficulty upon many congregations and this has had a ripple effect across many of the good works that are supported by individuals and congregations like yourselves.

Here at the Manna Project, we understand this struggle as much as anyone. We want you to know that you are in our prayers and we are striving to do all we can to help as many as possible. Never in the history of the Manna Project have we felt that our work is more necessary and vital. As mission works across the world are closing due to a lack of funds from the USA, there are many graduates from our preaching schools who are not only surviving but rather thriving and helping others learn to be self-supporting as well! Thank you for your support in the past to accomplish so much to help preachers around the world learn to support themselves instead of relying on American churches to fund them.

Over the last few months, we have been in the process of making several very big changes at the Manna Project. The first change was that our family decided to slow down our travel schedule and begin working with a local congregation full-time here in the USA. I took a preaching position at the Wewoka, OK church of Christ. This has allowed us some much-needed rest and opportunity to spend more time writing and teaching over the internet. It was also decided by the Eldership at Vidor, TX who has so generously overseen the Manna Project since 2011, to move the oversight to the Wewoka Elders. This decision was made in the best interest of the work and its proximity to myself, who will continue to direct the work. I could not be more thankful to the great elders that I was able to work under at Vidor. They are truly men of godliness and faith. We are excited to work now with the Wewoka elders and they have the same great vision for the work of reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are excited about the future of the Manna Project. Justin Hopkins, Gregg Knight, and I are working right now on developing an online agricultural video curriculum that can be used both locally and abroad to teach many. While two of our schools have had to temporarily close due to the virus, one remains open and we plan to open the others as soon as we are legally permitted by their respective governments. We continue to pay our staff at each school and operate the farms. We all are working daily with our staff and graduates around the world to help and encourage them. If you can do so, please continue support of this great work that continues to help so many both around the world and here in the USA.

Please continue to make out checks to the Manna Project and send them to this address:

Manna Project
219 W. 4th Street
Wewoka, OK 74884

If you have any questions about our work please feel free to call or email me.
My phone number is (409) 221-7870
and my email is

May God bless us all and keep us all.

In Christ,
Gage Coldwater

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