Dear Friends and Family,
I thank the Lord for the exciting opportunity I have to go to Peru for three weeks with Never The Same Missions, and Big World Ventures.
The trip begins June 29 with training in Miami. I’ll be learning how to be a leader and mentor to the participating teens as well as learning foreign language phrases, and cultural sensitivity. From Miami, we’ll fly to Lima on July 4.
Each day we’ll be ministering to people through a drama in parks, orphanages, schools, neighborhoods and churches. After each drama presentation, we’ll have the opportunity to share one-on-one with the locals and lead them to Jesus with the help of volunteers from local churches. These local church representatives will get each convert’s name and address for follow-up and discipleship. Also we will be doing work projects along side local churches. When I went to Lima, Peru in 2006, and in 2008, God did some pretty amazing things in my life and the members of my teams. More specifically, it was in Peru where receive the call to cross cultural ministry.
What is different about this year is that I will be going as a Leader and will be able to mentor the teens participating in the trip and gain some brief experience in youth ministry in addition to the global ministry experience. I will also have an opportunity to stay for an additional week, where I will travel with a smaller group to Cusco, Peru, and do ministry there. The people of Peru are very friendly and they warmly accept the ministry and service projects we do for them.
I believe that God has given me this opportunity to return to Peru and put into practice what I have learned during the past four years at Kingswood University, and share the message of Jesus Christ with them, and he also given me a responsibility to guide young people as they minister and learn and experience what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. However, I must raise approximately $4866 in American Funds. This will cover the cost of the international flight (Miami to Peru and back), lodging, three meals a day and transportation within the country, as well as flights between Saint John and Miami. The money needs to be raised by April 15th. This is a scary amount to look at but I know that God is faithful to provide.
I’d like to give you the opportunity to support me in this endeavor and to be a part of the life-changing experience, both to me, the students, and the people of Lima and Cusco. Because Big World Ventures (facilitator of trip) is an American company, it cannot give tax receipts back to donators who donate in Canadian funds. I apologize for this. There are multiple ways to donate. You can simply send me the money and I will forward it on to Big World. Two new options are by donating online at http://neverthesamemissions.org/donate/ and selecting “Missionary” under program and including my name so the money goes to my account., or you can also go to https://www.hopewear.com/ where you can purchase a t-shirt (a new shirt is available each month) and include my name in the checkout.
If you are willing and able to commit to either supporting me through prayer or supporting me financially, please reply as soon as possible and thank you very much. Any financial support would be greatly appreciated.
Venturing in Faith,
23 Pine Ave, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 2P3