So… we had thought we might take a break from going to Poland. Our involvement began in 2009 with Ben’s first trip, and we’ve been spending half of our summers there as a whole family since 2013. Anna only has three more summers before she’s moving into a dorm room and our little birds start leaving the nest. 😢 We’ve not had real family vacations in all of this time because all of our time and money go to this. It seemed to make sense to take a break. (If you sense a “but” coming, you’re right… keep reading.)
But, God. As we’ve prayed over this decision, we have felt God saying otherwise. There have just been some signs and an inner nudge that tells us God isn’t quite done letting us be part of this and we need to journey back in 2020. Ben has been asked to come to Ukraine prior to the children’s and teen camps, and Anna felt a whole new level of involvement this past year and doesn’t want to give it up yet. Ben and I have also served in some new behind-the-scenes roles that we think might still be needed.
So we will obey. Let the fundraising begin! If we’re reading this wrong and something redirects us along the way, at least we’ll be able to provide scholarships for lots of kids to experience a life-changing week of camp! Stay tuned for many fundraising posts to come or jump on over to our financial support page now! Straight donations are the biggest blessings!
Higher than usual ticket prices and less than usual time available for carrying out fundraisers have left us short of our need as we rapidly approach our deadline. We have managed to tuck away more of our own funds than in years past, but we still need your help to make this mission happen. Will you prayerfully consider a financial contribution? If you can’t go, will you send? God will use whatever you can give. No gift is too small. If 160 people gave just $10, we would be there. If just 80 people could give $20, we would be there. If you could give $100, we’d only need 16 more people like you!
We will have a table at today’s Mission Lunch at Rockville Christian Church. Come see us if you’d like to know more about what God does through this ministry, give a donation, or purchase from our mission store. You can also head over to our financial support page for more ways to give.
May God bless you for blessing others!