departure date: June 23, 2016
REturn Date: July 12, 2016
Support Total: $3,500.00
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Dear Friends & Family,
My name is Tim Stone and I am twenty-two years of age. Right now I am working two jobs, one working for the Portland Trail blazers as a retail event staff, one working for the Portland timbers as a retail lead, and on top of all of that I am a part time student at Portland Community College.
This summer I have the unique opportunity of going back to Cesena, Italy! YAY! I will be helping out the local church there as well as help put on two summer English camps for young Italians teaching them about the Gospel (and English of course). One camp will be held on a beach in a resort town (much like Seaside, Oregon) called Cesenatico and the other camp will be held on a private beach on an Italian Air Force Base. My official role for the trip is Tribe Leader/Co-Camp Director/English Teacher. It sounds really confusing, I know. But I am simply there to do whatever is asked of me and be open to what God has planned for the trip. That being said I am also being trained for leadership so in the future I will be prepared and able to lead my own trip to Italy.
Over the years I have been to Italy four different times doing roughly the same thing I will be doing this summer. Each time I have gone I’ve fallen deeper in love with the culture, the amazing people (not to mention the food) and most importantly I have grown in my relationship with God. These trips have deeply impacted my life and the lives of the Italians that I see every time I go. It is a HUGE part of my existence.
One of the biggest ways YOU can help support my trip is prayer, prayer, prayer! Pray that all the kids of the English camps are deeply impacted by me and the team’s presence, pray that God can use me to encourage the church we are going to help serve and pray that he would greatly prepare my heart and the hearts of all the team members for this crazy awesome trip. If after all of the GREATLY appreciated prayer you are so generously inclined to do more you can also support the trip by making a donation. I am responsible for raising $3,500 and every little bit counts.
pray for the kids that they would come to faith in jesus.
- PRAY FOR OUR TEAM THAT WE WOULD BE UNIFIED AND ENJOY SERVING TOGETHER.
- PRAY FOR THE FINANCES THAT ALL MONEY WILL BE PROVIDED.