Dear friends and family:
I am writing to share an exciting new chapter in my life. I am answering a call to go on a mission’s trip to Costa Rica this summer!
I’ve always wanted to go on a mission’s trip since my grandmother went to Romania in 2014. I’ve been waiting on my calling since then to make sure that it was not just something I wanted, but that it was what God wanted me to do. When I heard that the Appalachian Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church is organizing a trip for teens to Central America, I asked God if this was the trip He wanted to take. I am sure I feel His leading to join this team for July 20-27, 2019.
In Costa Rica we will be staying with and led by missionaries Dan and Brenda Clower. Plans for the trip include ministering to the people of San Jose by visiting churches and schools. We will conduct Bible studies, perform skits, make crafts, and lead in music at these locations as well as in street ministry. We will be giving back to the missionaries by doing some cleaning and painting projects at the Mission Compound in San Jose. I am so excited to be able to serve the youth of Costa Rica by bringing them the gospel of Jesus Christ!
I need to raise $1700 before June 1. Would you please ask God how much you can give towards this goal? I would be glad to do odd jobs to raise these funds as well. Just as important as the missionaries who actually go to foreign countries carrying Jesus to the world, are the people here at home who become financial partners and prayer partners to send others. I pray that God will bless you tremendously for becoming my financial and prayer partner in this trip. I know this trip will impact the San Jose youth that we minister to but it will also make a big difference in my own life as I say “YES!” to God’s call.
You may mail your donations to: JARRETT BURNS, 709 MASON ST., STAUNTON, VA 24401 or you can go to: givesendgo.com and make your contribution online.
Thank you so much for believing in me and helping me to take my first step in missions!