Dear Friends and Family,
I have the great privilege of being part of the Grace Bible Church mission team headed to Guyana, South America coming up in July 2016. This is the fourth summer mission team our church has been able to send. The previous mission teams from 2007, 2010, and 2013 witnessed the Holy Spirit working in every aspect of the Guyanese individual lives. Grace Bible Church and I appreciate your commitment to carry out a part of the great commission from the book of Matthew chapter 28. You can participate in this great commission by keeping us in your prayers.
You may ask yourself, 'what happens during the mission trip?' We as a group will conduct Vacation Bible School for young children that will include Bible stories, singing, skits, and crafts for girls. Junior aged to teen age boys will participate in soccer skills clinics, scrimmages, team building and a healthy dose of exercise.
Each evening we will have crusades in a local village which include fellowship, singing, drama, testimonies, and preaching.
Today, the logistics of putting together a mission trip can be daunting. Packing items, securing transportation and passports, each person for this trip will have to raise up to $1200 for plane tickets and lodging, $50 for meals while traveling, as well as expenses for VBS crafts, materials, and soccer equipment.
Prayerfully consider if you are able to meet any of the needs stated above and if God lays on your heart to help out monetarily, please send those donations to Grace Bible Church at the address above, with a note in the memo of checks: Guyana Mission Team.
One final note: In John 15:5, Jesus lays out how we are to engage in ministry: I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
In 2 Corinthians 1:11, Paul lays out the importance of prayer: you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.
More than anything, I ask you to pray.
Pray for the mission team for purity, for strength in resisting temptation and enduring the trials that will prepare us for this work.
Pray for the Guyanese people that God would call many brothers and sisters into His kingdom during our time there.
Remember the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:37-38: Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”