2013 is a big year. I thought my '11 and '12 were intense, but as '13 was approaching, in my quiet times I could sense that God was preparing me for yet another year to prove to Him that I am 100% on board with the ministry plans that He has for me.
Two big opportunities that I am eagerly anticipating are traveling to Malawi, Africa in June and Guatemala in November. I get to go as a blogger for the Justice Ministries of our church Mission Community. Brandon and I first got involved with Justice Ministries at Mission through our efforts with Esther's Hope. I still work with Esther's Hope when I can, as foster/adoption ministry will always be close to my heart.
Mission partners with an organization in Malawi called Somebody Cares. As a result of Advent Conspiracy last year, as a church we were able to raise enough money to provide a meal for 8,500 orphans for an entire year, as well as provide clean drinking water to over 8,000 families in Chikudzulire. In June, I get to go see the efforts we have all raised money to help with, as well as meet some of the beautiful people that live there. I will be blogging through my trip so you can all keep track of my journey.
In Guatemala, Mission partners with Global CHE Enterprises, a ministry that is committed to bringing hope to impoverished rural communities through sharing the Gospel and preventing disease and engaging in wholistic community transformation. In November I will get to meet the people that our ministries affect and spend a week with them in their village. I will also be blogging through my life- changing journey in Guatemala.
Would you be willing to partner with me? Of course I need prayer for the trips, as well as my family who will be at home rooting me on. I also need to raise about $5,000 in support. If you can contribute financially this would be extremely helpful. You can donate online here. You can also message me for more information about how you can support my trips.
I am both overwhelmed and humbled to be chosen to go with Mission as a Christ Follower and a writer. Thank you for sharing in my joy!