Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dear Family and Friends,
                  It’s been over 13 months since I moved to Gettysburg and it’s been a better and more beautiful adventure than I ever could have imagined. God has been so good to me and I love dreaming with Him about all that’s still ahead. As many of you know, I am now serving as the assistant director of Gettysburg Master’s Commission, the discipleship and ministry training program I was a student in last year. There are really great days and really hard days but every day is done with God and that’s why I love this job. This year I’m joining with 9 young adults as they make the lifelong choice to be disciples of Jesus Christ. I get so much joy out of watching them come alive in ministry as they experience that God has given them special interests, personalities, gifts and dreams that can all be used to live life with Him and reach people for Jesus. Today I’m writing to tell you about one more part of this ministry.

                  This coming January, I’ll be joining God and a team of about 30 other people on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic. Our church, Freedom Valley Worship Center, is partnering with many churches from the DR and a few from the states to run a festival called “Esperanza para la Cuidad” (Hope for the City). This festival will draw thousands and present the Gospel in powerful and creative ways to the people of the DR. My team will mostly support the presentation of the Gospel through prayer, street ministry, connecting with local churches, and the set-up and teardown of the festival. I am so excited about this opportunity! I am so thankful that God is making it possible for me to join with him in loving and reaching the nations.

                  I’d like to invite you to join with me, and with God’s heart, in this mission to the DR. There are three major ways you can support me:

1. Pray for me! I am asking God to break past my expectations, take me out of comfort zones I don’t even realize I have, and to use me to share the freedom found only in Jesus. I want to be God’s arms in comforting the broken, taking the cane from the healed person, and hugging the believer as they rejoice in the new things God is doing in their life. I am believing God for health on the trip and fresh vision as the trip approaches, that my heart would be united with God’s love for the Dominican people. For all of this, I need prayer.

2. Support me financially! The total cost for my trip will be $1,500. I’ve been amazed so far to see the sweet and unexpected ways in which God is providing. Would you consider giving to this trip? You’re not just buying a plane ticket or covering a fee, you’re partnering with God as he prepares me to go out and share the love of his Son with lost people. I believe He will bless you for your investment in missions and that through giving; you are as much a part of the mission as I am in going.

3. Visit my shop! All profits will benefit my trip to the DR. I’ll be selling items I sew, craft, and draw online at Please feel free to request anything I can make for you!
Thank you so much for considering the ways you can support me on this new adventure. God is so good to me and I could talk forever about the way He has made me come alive and blessed me so abundantly. It’s truly an honor to be able to go abroad, share the truth of who Jesus is and how beautiful (no matter the circumstances) life can be when you know and follow him. If you’re able to support me through prayer or financial giving, please let me know. I will then provide you with giving information. Prayer requests will regularly be posted to my Facebook account to keep you updated!

Thank you, friends and family for your generous hearts and all your love. I would love to bless you in return. If I can answer any questions or tell you more about this trip and what God’s doing in my life here in Gettysburg, please, please, please get in touch with me! 

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