God has been begun preparing me to be a part of an upcoming mission trip; I want to experience first-hand the needs of another culture and to help evangelize our lost world.
Our mission group is scheduled to depart for Africa by the end of this year 2005. We have been preparing and planning for this trip since February, and Iâ€™m very excited about this opportunity God has placed in my path.
Some of our work will be focused on addressing the medical needs of the people of the villages of Kijabe and Kitale in Kenya. Kijabe people suffer from malaria, typhoid, AIDS, and malnutrition. Out team will provide both medical care and community health education in Kijabe. In addition to medical care, we will have a number of chances to share our faith, both individually and in larger groups.
My role on the team will be one of helping in community education and evangelization. Iâ€™m not a doctor â€“ nor do I play one on TV â€“ but on a trip like this, everyone has a role to play.
I will need both prayer and financial support. The cost of the trip is approximately $3,000 each for both me and Diane. We’re contributing $1,000 each from our own savings, and the mission team has asked that we raise the rest as we enlist others on our prayer team. Even if you are not able to contribute financially, I would really appreciate your prayers as part of my prayer and support team.
E.M. Bounds in his work â€œMy Utmost for His Highestâ€ wrote, â€œPrayer is not preparation for the battle, it is the battle.â€ I am asking for a commitment from you to pray for me and the team as we head out, minister there, and return.
The cost of this trip is substantial, but I believe this is Godâ€™s will. If He has placed this need on your heart, please consider joining me in proclaiming Christ in Kenya. I’ve added a Paypal donation link on the sidebar; if you’d like to make your contribution tax deductable, just respond in the comments and I’ll contact you by email for mailing instructions.
Thanks for praying about this.
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