departure date: June 23, 2016
REturn Date: July 12, 2016
Support Total: $3,500.00
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Dear family and friends,
I hope you are doing well as you receive this letter.
This summer through an unforeseen turn of events, I have been presented with an amazing opportunity to travel to Italy for three weeks with a group from Portland, as well as six members from the Christian co-op in which I am living while attending OSU, to share the good news of Christ. We will be working alongside Kingdom Ministries, a Portland based non-profit organization, where we will be helping run several Jesus-based summer camps for middle-school age students. The goal of these camps is to share the good news of Jesus while providing an amazing week for the students. There has also been time set aside for us to spend with the families of these students after the completion of the camps, where we can share the gospel with them as well. Ultimately we hope to help them get plugged into one of several local churches where they can continue to learn more about God.
I would like to ask for your help in supporting me and our team during this adventure. The first and largest area of support we are looking for is prayer on our journey. With numerous weather, cultural, language and travel discomforts there is plenty of opportunity for Satan to spread discord among us. Please pray that we would stand strong as a group, and that we would work through any issues together, that we may be able to keep them from distracting us from our purpose. I also ask that you would pray for language barriers to not hinder our ability to connect and create meaningful relationships. Additionally we would love prayer for the people we will be interacting with, that their hearts would be opened and that they would be willing to hear what we have to say. Finally I would love prayer that we as a team would be able to meet our financial funding requirements.
In addition to support through prayer, there is a significant financial commitment associated with this trip. To cover our costs, each person needs to raise $3,500. I understand that many of us may be on tight budgets and I have no doubt that God will provide. So while I would like to ask for prayer from everyone, I only ask that you support me financially if you are able and feel called to do so. If this is the case you can either mail in the support ticket with an attached check, or donate online at buildingthekingdom.org by clicking on donate, individuals, and finally my name. All donations are 100% tax deductible and unrestricted. In the event that donations exceed the $3,500 amount, the excess will go to help other members of our team to meet their goals.
Thank you all and God Bless!
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