Dear Friends and Family,
I gotta GO!
I moved to Washington, D.C. 14 years ago. 10 years ago I made Jesus FIRST in my life as a junior in college. 8 years ago I got connected to my local church: Grace Covenant Church DC. 6 years ago I joined our campus outreach team to love on college students and introduce them to the love of Christ. After serving as lead campus minister at Howard University (HU) for 5 years it's finally time to for me to go... ON A MISSIONS TRIP and I would love for you to partner with me!
On March 13, I will be traveling to Phoenix, Arizona with a group of college students and other church members to serve a budding campus ministry at Arizona State University for one week. "Historically, the university campus has been a seedbed of culture shapers and world leaders—sometimes for good, sometimes for evil. If we reach them with the gospel now, they will one day change the world for Jesus." I have seen this first hand over the last 6 years at HU. When students know the love of God and the love of His people they make an indelible mark on the world for good. My students have gone on to work in the White House, Fortune 500 companies and even into full time ministry. I won't take any of the credit BUT I know that God uses unqualified yet willing people to carry out His work. I'm just grateful to be on His team. I'd like to continue that great work in Phoenix and I want to invite you to GO with me!
How can you GO?
Go with me in prayer! Pray for divine connections with students, staff and administrators. Pray for the hearts and minds of the people of Phoenix. Pray for an openness to knowing and accepting the goodness of God. Pray for the miraculous to occur. Pray that every seed that's planted falls on fertile soil. Pray for my students who are sacrificing their spring breaks to help support this campus ministry. Pray for me. This is my first mission trip. I am equally excited and nervous.
Go with me financially! I have never raised support for a mission’s trip. I'll be honest and say I was tempted to just put the trip on my credit card and not engage anyone in my fundraising efforts and the Lord convicted me. He said, "Don't deny anyone the opportunity to partner with you in this mission, MY mission. Don't block them from being a blessing!" So here's your chance to be obedient WITH me and partner with me financially. You can help by making a one-time donation of any amount through GiveSendGo, a unique social crowdfunding platform for those living out the heartbeat of God. They do not charge a processing fee for donations. I am raising $1,000 to cover the cost of the trip (airfare, food, transportation, materials). Any money raised over that amount will be donated to my students who are also fundraising here , here, here , here and here.
Go with me in faith! Going into 2016 God gave me some really exciting visions for my future. Part of the realization of those dreams requires me to step outside of my comfort level and elevate my faith. Perhaps God is calling you to come off the bench as well. I know what that feels like (especially when you're not good at sports lol) but let me encourage you in saying that God will not call you into anything that He won't qualify you for. He loves you and me too much to leave us out to dry. He just wants us to trust Him more than we trust what we see with our natural eyes. Let's believe by faith that we will see and experience everything that God has in store for us.
Soooooooo... will you GO with me?
I hope the answer is YES! Thank you all so much for your prayers, financial contributions and faith support! We gotta GO!
"For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
- Ephesians 2:10