For the last year the pastor of the high school ministry has envisioned getting the youth more involved with missions and learning the importance of them. The vision for the high school to participate in missions was to connect with other youth groups, reach out to those in need, grow closer as a body of Christ, and grow in our relationship and faith in Christ. From the first few trips to Mexico and one to Arizona, which are Calvary Chapel church plants started by missionaries from my church, to now has challenged me personally in my faith and growth of love for the hurting people all over. For those very reasons, I have a heart to travel and serve where ever God wants me. This years planned trips for youth missions are to the Philippines and Israel. Though I would love to do both school conflicts with the Philippines trip. So, my desire is to go to Israel with the high school group as a youth leader in the summer from July 7th to the 18th. While in Israel we will tour many different Jewish historical sights and many biblical historical sights. Also we hope to reach out to a local Christian youth in Jerusalem and connect and minister to fellow high schoolers. Last, is anything God may have in store for our group while we are there as we step out in faith.
I've never done anything this big, far away from home in a foreign country, and costs more than I've made in a lifetime. But those things don't scare me. What does is not trying or not reaching my goal to go. So with a leap of faith and trusting in God's will to get me to Israel and back I've been doing all I can to raise money; garage sales, shoe drives, food raising, and odd jobs here and there. But now I need any and all the help that I can get which is why I'm asking you if you have any desire to help me I am more than thankful and appreciative for all donations! Even if you cant donate money theres still something you can do. Prayer is much needed for the whole group going as we have over 15 kids going, a whole family, and youth workers. Pray that all financial needs are met and safe travels for the whole trip together, also for those we will encounter on the trip. I want to go because I feel called to go and by faith I'm trusting the Lord to provide my way.
II Samuel 22:31 "As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him". This trip is entirely in the hands of the Lord! Thank You in advance, I'm applicative of all support beyond gratitude. God Bless!