Maybe the question some of you are asking yourselves right now and the answer to that question is a website to help me prepare for going to Africa this summer!!! 🙂
Next question “What….??!”
Answer: Yes!! Most of you know..some of you may not, but I’ve in the process of raising support to be apart of the internship with REACH this summer for two months. It’s an amazing opportunity to work with others and spread God’s love. Well here let me elaborate with my support letter…
Dear Friends and Family,
It is with great joy and anticipation that I’m writing to you today. I am writing to share with you about an amazing opportunity that has been presented to me, and would like to offer you an invitation to be a part of it! As you may or may not know, I’ve felt God calling me to serve others overseas for quite some time. As a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in Family and Human Services, I was excited to utilize my skills in helping others. After months of searching for a job, God blessed me with an opportunity to work for a school assisting children with disabilities. Through my job I have found a passion for working with others, especially children. Over Christmas break I was encouraged by a friend to pursue my desire to serve overseas. I’m blessed and excited to tell you that God has created the opportunity for me to serve Him this summer. From June 2-August 6, I will be serving as an intern in Nairobi, Kenya, through Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF) International’s REACH internship program.
This summer I will be working alongside 17 individuals, CMF missionaries who are already serving there, and Kenyan nationals to help meet the needs of those living in the Mathare Valley slum outside of Nairobi. The Mathare Valley is one-square mile slum that is home to approximately 800,000 people. In Mathare Valley, poverty is overwhelming for individuals and families and the living conditions are unfathomable. The main focus of our ministry is to show the love of Christ to those in need; CMF does this through Community Health Evangelism (CHE). CHE is a holistic program that not only transforms the lives of people physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. This ministry involves preventative healthcare, vocational training , education, evangelism, and partnering with local churches to reach the people of Mathare Valley. Each day our team will be traveling to the slums to pray with and disciple families, provide HIV/AIDS education, help with community clean- up projects, and work with children attending CMF schools in the slums. Most importantly, we will have the opportunity to share the love and hope that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
This internship would not be possible without the involvement and support of my friends and family. Right now I am preparing myself for this summer through prayer. One of the greatest ways you can support me is by praying; praying for the people of Nairobi and for God to guide and use our team. Along with this I would like to ask you to consider supporting this ministry financially. The total budget is $5, 781 which includes airfare, meals, lodging, vaccinations, and other ministry expenses while on the field. I truly believe that God is faithful and He always provides through His church, so I’m excited to experience His provision in my life through people like you . If you would like to offer your support through prayer or finances, please click on the Support Your Intern link to the right and know all your gift is tax-deductible. You can also give on-line by going to http://www.cmfi.org/REACH (click on the Support Your Intern icon). I pray that you take the time to consider financially supporting me in this opportunity, and more than anything I appreciate all your prayers!
Soo…if you have any questions please feel free to call or email me. Thanks for checking out the site..I hope you guys find it a useful tool to get to know me as well as support me on this awesome journey!
God Bless!! 🙂