"Look at the nations and watch-- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.’” - Habakkuk 1:5
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
Hi! I am writing this to you because I have very exciting news to share about what God has been doing in my life. As a sophomore in college, I can’t go a half an hour without someone asking me about what my plans are after I graduate from TCC. To be honest, I never knew what I wanted to do until I found out about the Pais Movement.
The Pais Movement is a global non-denominational organization that creates partnerships between schools, community projects, businesses and churches. Paul Clayton Gibbs founded the organization which has grown from being one single team pioneering a work in Manchester in 1992 to becoming a global enterprise with teams and headquarters on six continents. Its first team outside of Europe was launched in the U.S.A. in 2002. Over the next several years to present there have been teams planted in over 13 nations worldwide.
Immediately when I read about it, I could feel God calling me to serve. I have chosen and been selected to the Pais Movement Gap Year program; a 12 month trip as a full-time Pais apprentice for a local church, training in areas of mission and discipleship. Also, I will be serving a local school, connecting with students as positive role models and emphasizing school values.
To be honest, it seemed crazy to me at first. To leave my friends and family and everything I have ever known for almost a year. But now, it just seems right to take a risk, to trust that this is God’s plan for me. I mean, is that not what we are called to do? Am I leaving behind my comfort? Yes. Does it feel like jumping off a cliff into the unknown? Absolutely. When I traveled down to Eluthrea, Bahamas last year, I wasn’t sure how God would use me. At that time God gave me a clear sense of direction in how I could serve Him. I had never been further from my house and had never felt more at home. My dad told me I had “found my home in God’s heart.” It couldn’t have been truer.
Therefore, I will be leaving August 2018 to travel to Manchester, UK. We will be partnering with local churches and ministries to preach the Gospel, care for the poor and sick, and work with local students to bring bible studies to the kids and tutor them. We are going out and being the hands and feet of Jesus. Loving those that need it the most.
Over the next several months I will be preparing to leave this coming August, and a huge part of that process is raising funds. I need to raise $6000 which covers my insurance, travel, and living expenses. I ask that you would consider partnering with me in two ways.
First is Prayer - Pray for my team and I. Pray that God will bless us and work through us on and off the Mission field. Pray that we have the courage to step out of our comfort zone and be bold for God’s kingdom. If you want to stay updated on what is going on as we prepare and while I am on the field you can check out my Facebook page:
Second, please consider if God is calling you to support me financially. If just 15 people commit to give $35 a month I would exceed my goal. Please don’t feel that you have to give that amount or have to donate monthly, those are just examples of how even a few people can make a difference. Any amount will help and bless this Mission.
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