Over the last two years, I have been richly blessed with a community of like-minded Christ followers and opportunities to grow my character and faith in innumerable ways. I have been humbled by the friendships and service opportunities as I have served with the Porch ministry for over a year and participated in several of Watermark Community Church's ministries such as Regeneration, Women's Bible Study, the Collective, and more!
Now the opportunity has arisen to go on a short term-mission trip to Ethiopia in partnership with the e3 Partners Ministry and Watermark Community Church. Before I tell you all about the trip, let me tell you about my history with missions. I myself was a missionary kid (an MK if you will) when my family served in Honduras and Costa Rica during the early 2000's. Even after returning to the United States, I participated in short-terms mission trips in middle-school and high school to various locations in and outside of the United States. Mission trips have always been close to my heart and such a rich way to connect to God's love and desire for us to go forth and share that love with others.
This summer, we will be partnered with Ethiopian Christians to help fulfill e3 Ethiopia's vision of planting churches within the unreached people groups. Our team will go forth with translators and local Christians to perform children's outreach and VBS (Vacation Bible School), as well as men and women's outreach.
Your help is needed!
Firstly, I ask you to please pray. Pray for our team as we go forth, pray for the church of believers in Ethiopia, pray for those who we will be meeting, and please pray for me. Evil will seek to oppose us, and only the power of Christ our Lord can go before us and protect us and move the hearts of humankind.
Secondly, I ask you to please give financially if you are so inclined. While this is not more
important than prayer, it is still a vital part of this journey. The cost of this trip is $4,165.
These funds go toward transportation, food, lodging, translators, and supplies. Any funds raised above and beyond the trip cost will be directed towards the local disciple-makers' training. These funds are due by July 22nd.
Thank you for your support and stay tuned for updates on what God does through this trip!