9 years ago, God radically transformed my life. During that time, I have been involved with 5 amazing missionary organizations. These experiences have been life changing for both myself and the people I have crossed paths with. Recently God has been stirring in my heart to go deeper, to step out of my comfort zone, surrender my life, and completely trust His plan.
I’ll be leaving next January 2020 to serve as a long-term missionary in Southeast Asia. The ministry I will be partnering with is Saffron Coffee. Saffron Coffee was born in 2006 to establish a viable alternative cash crop for hill tribe villagers in northern Laos, who in the early 2000s were unable to rely on the now outlawed opium harvest for much of their income and livelihood. Saffron Coffee gives me the ability to use my business background while simultaneously focusing on ministry. For the first six months, I will be immersed in language classes, learning the local language called Lao. After that, I will transition into the coffee ministry where I will be ministering primarily to the coffee farmers and employees. There are thousands of locals that are connected to Saffron Coffee so “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” After many months of prayer, I have decided to make Laos my home for at least three years. This hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but a life pursuing God fulling was never intended to be easy.
I am so grateful for this opportunity that God has given me and have every confidence that He will provide for my needs! Ultimately, my prayer is that He will do that through you. I am writing to you to ask if you would consider partnering prayerfully and financially with me in my ministry. After consulting with Saffron Coffee, they advised me to raise $29,000 every year. The money will cover all my expenses on the field. I must raise $29,000 by January 1, 2020, in order to leave for Southeast Asia, which covers all my expenses on the field. This financial support can be given as a monthly donation or as a one-time gift. If 25 people pledge $99 a month for 12 months, I would have 100 percent of the funds necessary for my trip.
I am so excited to see how God will move in my life and in the lives of others in the coming 3 years. I hope not only to be a blessing to those I serve but also to you. May God bless you as you prayerfully consider partnering with me in this ministry