Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kenya Dig It!!!

I'm thrilled to tell you I have an opportunity
to share Life this summer in Kenya with
a group from my church, Bridgeway.

We will be working with a nonprofit organization
called Maisha - it means LIFE!
Maisha was started by the lovely Beatrice Williamson.

Maisha is "committed to bringing hope to the hopeless
and light to the darkness." They minister to orphans, widows
& those living with HIV/AIDS.

We will leave July 12th and return July 22nd

While our team is there we will partner with Maisha
in feeding orphans & widows, organize a soccer camp,
minister to people who are HIV-positive and
help with construction projects.

There is nothing more exciting to me than
living out the scriptures ~
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure
and faultless is this: to look after orphans
and widows in their distress and to keep
oneself from being polluted by the world."
~James 1:27~

What an incredible opportunity we have as followers of
Christ...He allows US to care for those in need,
to be His hands and feet,
to take part in His plan,
to make His name know among the nations....
WHAT A PRIVILEGE!!!

I know not everyone is called to go on the mission field
but I do know that we are all able to make a difference.

God uses each one of us in unique ways to reach the nations.
Some go, some pray & some send...all very vital roles
in helping God's Kingdom come.

With that said...I ask for prayer
prayer as we prepare to go

prayer for my heart...that I would
hear God's voice & have eyes to see what
the Holy Spirit wants me to see,
wisdom in how to minister to each person
I come in contact with.

prayer for protection from any attacks
the enemy may have planned...in the
past he's physically tried to take me out
at the knees.

prayer as I raise support...
total cost of this trip is ranging between
$3100-$3900 depending on the flights
This will cover flight, transportation on ground,
food on sight, lodging & project costs.

I have to have $1700 by April 1st
and the rest by June 3rd

God has ALWAYS been faithful to provide for me
through the generous hearts of people He's placed
in my life and I'm continually blown away
each time He does it!

If you would like to support me leave a comment
with your e-mail address and I'll send you details.

I look forward to posting updates during this fundraising process
and once I return from the trip...I'm sure you'll see TONS
of pics :-)

Thank you in advance for your prayers!

I'm also selling Maisha t-shirts for $25, proceeds
go towards my trip. They are black t-shirts with
this gorgeous design.


If you would like one...please leave me a comment
with your e-mail & I'll give you the information
on how you can get one

~

"and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your
light will rise in the darkness, and your night
will become like the noonday."
~Isaiah 58:10~

8 comments:

paige said...

so excited for you!!
please let me know how i can support YOU

i think you're wonderful!!
xoxo

Kyle and Vanessa Jones said...

hey want to stay an extra weekend and come and see us? we return to kapsowar on july 10. i think i need one of those t-shirts! we live close to eldoret...looks doable on the map. talk to you soon!

Usemeplz said...

You have great style of typing, thanks for post!:)

Champagne'sCrushParty said...

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Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That is so completely amazing...truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference! SO COOL!!!

Mrs.B said...

I'll be back to find out more later...Love the tshirt. It seems like a wonderful opportunity!

ELLA_ANGWENYI said...

Hi,

I found your blog while browsing using the next blog link. I'm Kenyan and if your up to it I (and my family) would like to invite you for a meal when you're around (random, I know, nothing creepy just African hospitality :) )

my e-mail is ellaangwenyi@gmail.com

You'll LOVE Kenya :)

abercrombie said...

We must care for the African friends.