departure date: June 2018
REturn Date: July 2018
Support Total: $7,000.00
Support Dave & Judy's trip by clicking the "donate" button above.
This summer, Dave and I will be serving with a team to provide Christian summer camps in Italy. Five years ago, we were privileged to go and be a part of this ministry, serving at the first camp in Cesenatico. Since then, we have supported the teams as “senders” rather than “goers” – by praying and contributing financially. The reports of all that God is doing to open new doors have been amazing! Now that we are both retired, we are so excited to be able to return!
There are several ways we will be serving. Dave will be a driver (which is no small task in Italy!) and I will be involved with hospitality which includes camper registration, shopping for supplies, preparing lunch for the team, set-up, clean-up, and being an all-around “gopher.” And we both look forward to building great relationships with the campers and their families.
We depart for Rome on June 11 with Kevin and Denise Stone so we can pick up the vans and prepare for the rest of the team to arrive. The camps start the following week. There will be four camps this year: one at the original location (Bagno Romeo), camps at two Italian Air Force bases, and new this year, a camp at a public school. It is so exciting that we are permitted to these usually restricted locations! God is at work!
Our support goal is $3500 per person ($7000). We’ve already purchased our airline tickets. We are trying to be creative and watch for ways that we can add to our mission fund. God has already provided several financial windfalls to help with this! We received our annual rebate from Costco, and we have sold some items at a few local shops. We are also planning a yard sale on April 27-28 (weather permitting).
We humbly invite you to partner with us as we prepare to go. Here are three ways that you can help:
Pray for us! Please pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare the hearts of the campers and their parents to be open to the Gospel, and that the Italian churches will be blessed and encouraged. Also, that God will continue to bless us with good health and strength now and during the mission trip, for safe travels as Dave transports the team around on the roads of Italy, and that all funds will be supplied for all team members out of God’s abundance.
Come to our Yard Sale! It’s scheduled for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. We are cleaning out our cupboards, closets, garage and attic and there will likely be some very unique items. If you have items to donate, we would love to receive them prior to the yard sale! Just text or call to arrange a time to bring them over. Dave’s cell: 503-252-7505 or Judy’s cell: 971-219-6163. Our address is 1724 NE 118th Avenue, Portland.
Note: If it’s rainy, check with us first…..we may need to postpone the sale to another date.
Financial: If you are able to contribute in any amount, we would appreciate it so much! Please click the button above to donate. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. If you prefer to mail a check and place our name in the memo line, sent to Kingdom Ministries, PO Box 16281, Portland, OR 97292.
We look forward with excitement to see God at work, and we thank you very much for joining with us in this ministry in whatever way you are able!
Dave and Judy Brant
God would provide all the finances.
God would work in the hearts of the kids.
We would be able to forge lasting relationships
with the Italians.
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