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A little over a year ago, God threw me a curveball. He asked me to drop everything and go serve the poor and homeless in Denver, Colorado, as a missionary with Christ in the City. I was excited, but very much did not know what I was getting myself into.

This past year has been a beautiful roller coaster of joys, blessings, and consolations, as well as harsh, difficult, painful, even heart-wrenching moments as well. I've had to wrestle with the reality that I am not the savior of my friends on the streets. I've had to accept that I cannot do much other than encounter them where they are and give them as much love as possible. I've had to embrace the hurt, choosing to "love until it hurts," as Mother Teresa challenged us all to do.

I'm so grateful for all of the growth I've experienced in the last year, for the Lord's constant, gentle call to conversion and to a deepening. I'm thankful too for all of those that I've met and befriended on the streets; what a blessing their friendship has been and will continue to be over the next year! And I'm humbled and grateful that God is calling me back to Christ in the City for another year.

I'm nervously excited to see what God has in store for me during this next year of service. This past year, Jesus has brought me face-to-face with the brokenness of the world; He's met me with His own suffering face in so many of my friends on the streets; He's asked me to encounter my own brokenness and need for the Father's love and mercy.

Jesus is asking a lot of me. I'm not sure what this next year will bring, but I know He will be alongside me the whole time.

I cannot do this without each of you, who so generously keep me and my friends on the streets in prayer! Prayer is the foundation of this mission because it is the Lord's; thank you for your prayerful support and accompaniment!

I also depend on your support financially, since I will be engaged in this mission full-time and will not be earning a salary for this mission work. Last year, I was overwhelmed by everyone's generosity in partnering with me in this mission! Thank you!

Anything that you are able to give in order to help cover my personal expenses, e.g. expenses that are health, community, vehicle, and travel-related, is much appreciated! Financial support can be in the form of a one-time gift or monthly support, as you are able. Any monies donated above what is needed will be donated back to Christ in the City.

Please know of my prayers for each of you and your intentions! If you have any specific intentions, please do not hesitate to let me know!

Anonymous

2019-08-12 18:45:55

God bless you and those you encounter in your service to our Lord.

JoAnne M Jakab

2019-08-12 16:55:14

Our payers are with you, Andre!

Andrea Johnson

2019-08-12 13:54:28

We will be praying for you Andre! ❤️ The Johnsons

Toby A Kawulicz

2019-08-09 23:41:09

God bless you, André and all the special people you encounter.

Desirae Hakel

2019-08-09 21:39:35

Coffee on me

Nicole Moscone

2019-07-18 16:36:28

Keep doing what your doing!

Thomas M Field

2019-07-15 16:38:57

Good luck, Andre! Thom and Anita Field

Lisa A Matson

2019-06-27 07:44:36

God’s grace be yours.

Patricia LaValle

2019-06-26 17:47:47

God Bless You - Tricia and Alex LaValle

Christopher Ford

2019-06-25 22:18:27

Ps. 37:4 - CJF

Off I Go!
August 16, 2019, 11:01 am

I'm filled with gratitude for all of your love, support, and prayers!

I leave today for Denver to begin my second Year of Service with Christ in the City. It has been so good being home and getting together with many friends and family members. Now that it's time to go back, I'm very excited to arrive, get to work, come to know a new community, and continue to grow in freedom, trust, and vulnerability. God is so good; He is faithful.

Please continue to pray for me and my fellow missionaries. Know of my daily prayers for each of you and your intentions too!

God bless!

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