I'm Alethea-Jade Coffey, I'm an 18-year-old freshman at Oklahoma Baptist University studying Worship Studies and Women's Ministry. I have been given this exciting opportunity to go on my first ever out of the country mission trip to Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) over my Spring Break (2019). This is through my college home church Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee Oklahoma and Forgotten 50 organization (forgotten50.com) and I have been blessed to be one of the 12 chosen to go on this trip.
We will have the opportunity to engage in ministry in a variety of ways while we are there. In general, we will be serving the areas of campus ministry (collegiate ministry) and church planting efforts in the Edmonton area. We hope to have the opportunity to get involved on the university campuses that are in Edmonton which are home to roughly 75,000 students between 4 different universities. Two of these universities currently have no official evangelical presence. Overall there are a few evangelical churches located in and around Edmonton which has a population of well over 1 million people. We will be a connection with church planters and students mobilization leaders to maximize our efforts at both sharing the gospel and helping with whatever ministry needs are present. We hope that you will partner with us in praying for our mission team and for those that we will have the opportunity to impact in our short time there.
The Lord has given me a calling to go into the ministry and serve him wherever he wants me to go. I'm over the moon excited for this opportunity with Immanuel to go to Edmonton to evangelize with other college students. I've grown up in the ministry and my heart yearns for the lost. My father is the Senior Pastor and my mother is the worship leader at First Baptist Church in Delmar, Maryland. They raised me with the value of knowing just how important it is to share the Gospel with the lost. We have followed the Lord's calling throughout my whole life, meaning we have moved wherever the Lord has called us and have lived our lives on mission. This mission trip is my first opportunity to share the Gospel to others out of the country.
I pray the Lord moves on your heart to help me through prayer and financial support fulfill this amazing calling from the Lord.
If you would like to send a check, send to Immanuel Baptist Church 1451 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804. Put my name (Alethea-Jade Coffey // Mission Trip) in the memo section of the check.