Archive for May, 2008

Hello Friends!
Below is the letter I sent out about my upcoming mission trip to Chicago, which is only 15 days away! I am SUPER excited to get there and see everything God will do. If any of my few faithful readers would like to support me with prayer or finances, please let me know.

Dear Friends and Family,
I hope this letter finds you well! I’m writing to update you on what is happening in my life. In 2006, I enrolled in college at Radford University, and now, two years later, I am graduating! During my time here at Radford, I have had the amazing opportunity to become involved in Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) here on campus. Last year, I was part of the band that led worship during the weekly meetings. Besides attending these meetings, I am also involved in a small group Bible study. Through Cru, my faith has grown and matured in ways I could have only imagined two years ago.

This summer I have the opportunity to participate in a summer missions project sponsored by Cru! I will be going with about 20 other students to Chicago, Illinois, where we will be ministering to the inner-city community. During this eight week project, I will learn how to effectively witness to those around me, whether it be through working at a homeless shelter, serving at a soup kitchen, or running a program for children at a community center. Small group Bible studies with my teammates with continue to strengthen my faith, and I will develop leadership skills and abilities I need in order to carry out the responsibilities I am given.

In order to participate in this project, I need to develop a team of ministry partners: a group of people like you who will help make this trip possible. I am raising both financial support and prayer support. I am in need of $3,500, which will cover room and board, transportation to and from Chicago, and all other ministry needs. Will you prayerfully consider joining my team by giving a gift of $25, $50, $100, or more? (Please make checks payable to Campus Crusade for Christ).

1 Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.” I am also asking you to consider committing to pray for me, our project, and what God might do this summer. I am asking specifically for 15 people to become my Prayer Partners. This is a group of people who will commit themselves to 15 minutes of praying everyday this summer for the project and for me. Please respond by filling out the enclosed card and returning it to me. If I haven’t heard from you within about two weeks, I’ll give you a call to see what you’ve decided and to answer any questions you might have. Thank you for considering joining my team to help reach people in inner-city Chicago for Christ.



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