Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trip to Africa

We are going! May 2010! We have done a lot to prepare and there is more to do. And we are excited! The following is part of a letter that is being sent to family and friends.

I have heard stories of how God is moving among a people that experienced a horrific genocide only 15 years ago where almost 1,000,000 people were killed in just over 100 days. But now, God is reconciling this nation to Himself and to each other. No longer are people identified by what “tribe” they are from, but they now stand as a unified nation … Rwandans.

God has opened the door for me to go on a short-term mission trip to Rwanda with e3 Partners Ministry on May 16-30, 2010. We will be working with existing churches to plant new churches in a country that is desperate for the hope that can only come from Jesus Christ. I will be teamed up with one or more local Christians as we go door-to-door telling people about Jesus Christ through translators and bilingual literature.

This will be the sixth year e3 Partners Ministry has teamed up with the local churches in Rwanda. God used the short-term mission teams last year to see literally thousands of people profess Jesus Christ and to start over 200 new fellowships! The Rwandan pastors and nationals are encouraged by the North American teams and have continued to evangelize, disciple and baptize new believers. They have witnessed physical healings and reconciliation among their people – only God could orchestrate such things! Despite the many obstacles in Rwanda, their dedication to reach their country for Jesus Christ should inspire us all!

The goal for this year’s campaign is to plant more new churches, and discipling the Rwanda Christians as we model Christ for them each day. I pray God will use me to help our Rwandan brothers and sisters in Christ.

Your help is needed! This is a team mission, and you are needed on the team. First, we need your prayers for the spiritual battles ahead. Second, your help is needed to help cover part of the cost for this trip.

My total cost is $4500 U.S. Please consider investing in this mission project. Much of this amount is due in March. I am asking that you prayerfully consider partnering with me … go with me … be a part of this team!

If you would like to be a part of the team (our prayer partners and financial partners) please let me know, we need you!

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