It's been over a year since I sat in a room with a man who I had only met once before and shook his hand. That meeting led to me taking paperwork to fill out, which led to letters being written and sent out to family and friends, which led to checks coming in. Those checks led me to climb on a airplane for the first time ever and travel to a country that I had previously never heard of. All because of one 45 minute meeting. That meeting changed my life.
The trip to Slovakia was definitely life-changing, and this summer, I have been given the opportunity to go back. I jumped at it. I knew right away that I wanted to go back and be with those people again, doing Jesus’ work and loving on the kids in camp.
But, after I go to Slovakia, from July 9-20, I get to do something totally amazing: I get to go to Romania from July 23-August 3. We’ll be in a city called Cluj-Napoca, and doing a teen camp. It’ll be different from the camp in Slovakia, where it's mostly children. To say I’m excited would be a huge understatement. I cannot wait to visit a new country, meet new people and see how God works.
You know, it was obvious in so many ways that God wanted me to go to Slovakia last summer. So obvious that no one questioned it. This summer, because I’m going to Slovakia and Romania, the price was super high, and there were some doubts on if it was a wise thing to do. If it was worth other people’s money for me to go. So, I prayed about it, and God wouldn’t let me say that I wasn’t going to either place, but what he did make clear was that I could pay for some of this trip myself. That’s what I intend to do, but I’ll be honest, the trip isn’t cheap. For me to go to Slovakia and Romania, it will cost $4,000.00. That’s a lot. I’m going to pay at least $1,400.00 of that myself, which leaves $2,600 to raise. The deadline for the money to come in is June 30th. Last year, I needed $2,400.00 and God provided that through 32 people. And, if you were one of those 32 people, thank you for your help in spreading Jesus’ name around the world. You blessed many people through your support. I trust God. Nothing is impossible with him.
More than the money, though, I need the prayers. I will be away from home for 23 days. That means putting my own personal preferences on the backburner. It means working in a camp with kids who speak a different language and who test your patience sometimes. It's loving on kids who don’t get that love anywhere else. It’s sharing with people who just need Jesus. And it's simply not easy. When Jesus gave us the great commission, he didn't promise that it would be, he just commanded us to spread his name.
So pray for me, friends. Lord knows I’ll need it. Pray that I’ll be equipped for every good deed.
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love you, friends.
“"For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’” (Romans 10:13-15)