How are you doing? I hope that God is doing as many wonderful things in you life as He is in mine. My last year at Mill Creek High School is going great, and I'm feeling God's will to do more for the world around me.
I want to share with you a challenging ministry opportunity that God has presented to me. From June 13 through June 25, God has offered me the chance to go to Italy with my youth group from Community of Faith. This 12-day missions trip will be reaching out and spreading gospel to the young people of Italy while also learning more about the people there and their culture. Myself, alongside my fellow students, will be going to a sports camp in the outskirts of Milan. While we are there we will be connecting with the youth there through sports and spreading the Word of God.
While God has opened up a door for me to develop a greater heart of compassion for His people around the world, the exciting part is that you will be able to share in this compassion in several ways. First, you can help pray for me and my fellow students. We will need prayers that God will prepare us for our visit and bless our efforts as we minister to the people of Italy. We will also need prayers that our financial needs will be met. At this time we need to raise $2,600 each to attend this trip, and that is quite a challenge!
Another way you can be involved is to help provide that financial support. Would you consider supporting me with a small donation? I will need to raise all my funds by May 21 in order to pay for airline tickets and other items. Whether you feel led to contribute financially, through prayer, or both, all of your support is appreciated.
This is my first time doing a mission in another country. I look forward to doing God's work in Italy and letting you know all about how God has worked through this team when I return in June.