Let me cut to the chase with the short version:
There is a very special trip coming up next week with local guys we work with...the trip is being threatened because of finance and could be saved if I can find a few people who can give a few hundred bucks!
If you have been following our ministry here in ZA, you are aware that I have been working with a new church plant for about 6 months, made up of men from Mozambique. You can find a number of posts and videos about them on my blog. A few weeks ago, we baptized 6 of the guys! Read about that here.
For the last few months we have been planning an expidition back to their home country of Mozambique for a missionary journey/ discipleship trip. Never done anything like this, but we really believe it was led of the Lord to go. It is a response to their faith, early in their faith journey. The guys want to go back to their families and friends and tell them all about what Jesus has done in their lives. I belive that we will see some impacted lives and salvations on this trip! We also hope to gather people in groups and may end up doing some teaching about simple church planting....with the guys as real life examples of what it produces.
We were scheduled to leave on Friday September 30th. The plan is for 5 of us to drive there (Noah, Viktor, Shawn, Ernest and John). It will take two days to get there. All of the guys have come up with money--as much as they can, but they are short. We need more money to cover the expenses of the trip (food and transport). We met tonight, discerned together and decided to look to the Lord for provision and make the decision in a few days as to whether we wil still go or cancel the trip.
If I can find 3-5 people that could give a couple hundred bucks, we can go! To these guys, that seems impossible. They make about $15 a day. To someone reading this now, it may be extremely possible.
If you can help, just shoot me an email or let me know however you'd like. I'm easy to reach.
I you cannot help, would you just pray that we'd somehow get the money to go?