Thursday, March 17, 2011

Durban update

I wanted to give y'all an update on my fundraising efforts for the Duban, South Africa trip. To date, we have raised about 51% of the funds needed!!! How cool is that?

I haven't done fundraising for a trip in quite a while. I gotta tell you though, this website method is waaaay better than selling hotdogs outside of church for $1 each. (That was what my sister and I tried when we were headed to Jamaica several years ago to help out at an orphanage...not our best idea ever). Website; yay! Hotdogs; boo!

A huge thank you to everyone who has made a donation. A huge thank you to everyone who has made a decision to provide prayer support before and during the trip. A huge thank you to everyone who has spread the word about this venture.

I can't go unless I'm sent. Thank you for believing in me and in this trip. I believe we're going to change lives in South Africa.

If you want more info about the trip you can visit my other site at All glory to God!


Sunday, March 06, 2011

Durban, South Africa

I have (im)patiently waited 8 years to go on another mission trip and I am thrilled to announce that I am going to Durban, South Africa this summer. My last trip was in 2002, when I built houses (the size of garden sheds) in a dirt field in Mexico. The year before that I went to the Blossom Garden Children's Home in Jamaica and saw true orphans for the first time in my life. Both of those trips changed me significantly. I am expecting no less from my trip to Durban.

We have the huge honor of helping out a local church with their street outreaches to victims of human trafficking. The sex industry is booming and that means men, women and children are being forced to prostitute themselves to stay alive.

As many of you know, I have been involved with anti-human trafficking efforts for several years here in the US. We now have the opportunity to take what we have learned and equip like-minded churches in their cities. Our desire is to bring light to the darkness and hope to the hopeless. I am humbled to be included in such an important mission.

I love that my church has a heart for the lost and broken, here and around the world. My prayer is that I will represent Jesus and Healing Place well. Please be praying that I will be a good paper plate; serving up Jesus to all who are hungry.

If you are interested in learning more about this trip you can click here to visit my Durban website. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. I will do my best to keep you updated as we prepare for this great adventure. All glory to God!

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