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My name is Nathaniel Gardner.  I am 32 and I am called to be a Missionary.  I am currently in the process of completing school to that end.  While I desire to go long-term, I must reserve my time for short-term trips in order to complete my schooling.  I have been to Kenya twice since I was called in 2017, and have been able to play a small part in seeing hundreds come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  While I thank all the donors who have supported me in the past, I thank my God who has supplied a way through them, and I thank you for considering a donation to this next Mission.

The Mission:

As the sunrises on the Kenyan Great Rift Valley, the darkness in the hearts of the people is not illumined, for they know nothing of the Light of the World--Jesus Christ.  The southern reaches of Kenya are a wild place--a thing of grit and beauty created by the hand of God for His good pleasure.  Therein dwells tens of thousands of people who have little or no exposure to the Gospel.  People who live in perpetual spiritual darkness in remote places have yet to be reached, because they have no access to major cities or are trapped in slums within cities.  It is to these places we are going.

Maasai homesteads, known as Bomas, are filled with men, women, and children who simply have never heard that there is a Savior named Jesus Christ.  We have often heard from their own mouths, "We know there is a God, but we do not know how to reach Him."  Your donations will help change that.  They will hear, many for the first time, that God can be known personally through salvation in Jesus Christ.

Inside the slums of Nairobi, countless children wonder heaps of trash looking for anything that will help their families surivive--cardboard to repair a ruined wall or perhaps something of value that can be traded--things other Kenyans have disgarded and thrown away as useless become treasures in a ghetto built upon a landfill.  There is very little hope there, for they haven't ever known that there is hope in Jesus.  Your donations will help change that as we plant our feet on the same ground in which they live--in the desperate and dark slum in Korogocho.

Purpose:

I am raising funds so that I can go to these places in May of 2019 and bring the Gospel to the least-reached in Kenya.  The team that I am a part of specializes in exploritory missions, where we find those who have little to no exposure to the Gospel--often peoples who are overlooked--and bring to them the Good News of Jesus Christ.  With native Kenyan pastors/translators at our side, we will focus on working in the slum of Korogocho, doing Boma ministry to family groups who have not heard, and working to encourage and support churches that have already been planted in years past.  Your donations will help support that work, and will cover the cost of my portion of the trip (airfare, food, water, fuel, lodging, and anthing else that is needed to fulfill the calling and opportunities God gives while I am on the field).

Will You Help?

The call to Missions is not an exclusive calling--it is one in which we all share a responsibility.  Some of us are called to sacrifice our bodies.  Some are called to sacrifice our time.  Some are called to sacrifice our possessions.  Yet all of us are required to give of ourselves in some capacity.  Prayerfully consider giving financially.  I depend on generous donors to help me fulfill the calling of God on my life.  Rest assured, this is no vacation.  The Lord has given me the honor of giving my body to His cause.  No matter the cost to me personally, know for certain that your donation will not be used in vain.

Alanna Sistrunk

2019-03-21 15:24:58

We love you and are so thankful God brought you to Pineville! We're praying for a fruitful trip!

Beverly Briggle

2019-03-19 15:13:42

Love and prayers go with you, sweet man!

Jodie L Taylor

2019-03-11 16:45:28

Love you sweet child of mine!!!! There will be more to come....

Where Does Your Donation Go?
March 11, 2019, 8:08 pm

I wanted to give some clarity to everyone about where your donations are going.  When donating through GiveSendGo.com, I receive 96.8 cents on the dollar--far an above any fundraising sites I have found thus far.  3.2 cents are utilized as a fee, a standard procedure for fundraising websites.

Also, this money will go directly to my portion of the trip, which will cover my airfare, food, fuel, lodging, and any other miscellaneous costs.

Thank you to everyone who has donated!  I am already super blessed by your generosity!

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We love you and are so thankful God brought you to Pineville! We're praying for a fruitful trip!

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Beverly Briggle

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Love and prayers go with you, sweet man!

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Love you sweet child of mine!!!! There will be more to come....

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