Have you ever had something happen in your life that you knew was a “God thing”? I’m talking about those times in life when events and people are orchestrated in such a way that you know it is not of your own doing. Lately, I have had a “God thing” going on in my life that I want to tell you about.
Recently, I have become involved with a local organization called Caroline’s Promise. The purpose of this ministry is to: educate the community about adoption, provide guidance and assistance to Christian couples in the adoption process by offering education, encouragement, financial assistance & prayer, and meet the physical & spiritual needs of children throughout the world with the hope of those children accepting Christ as their Savior. Because I’m adopted, I deeply believe in this ministry’s desire to help connect orphans with forever families.
Just this week, God opened the door for me to go on my first ever mission trip and be part of a short-term outreach to Guatemala with Caroline’s Promise. I fully believe that God wants me to be a part of this trip. In fact, I was past the deadline to register for the trip when I realized that God was calling me to go. But, believe it or not, there was ONE seat left on the plane to Guatemala and I was able to join the team!
I will be part of a 23 member team that will stay at The Eagles’ Nest Children’s Home in Solola, Guatemala. You should definitely check out their website to see the wonderful things they are doing and pictures of the orphans they care for: www.eaglesnestint.org . We will participate in construction projects around the home and minister to the children who live there. We will also travel to a remote village to participate in their church service and distribute school supplies in their community. This trip will take place June 21 – June 30, 2007.
I know that God has made it possible for me to have this opportunity to go and share His love with others, and I am excited about being on this team. Please be a prayer partner with me as I prepare my heart for this trip. I pray that God will use me to work in the hearts and lives of the people I meet. I also hope to grow in my own Christian walk. Please join me in praying that my team will be an effective witness for Jesus Christ. I also need financial support. I must raise $1400 by June 1 to cover the cost of housing, transportation, food and ministry activities. So please be in prayer that God will provide the neccessary funds for this trip.
I’d love to tell you more about this opportunity. If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .