Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How can you support me on a mission trip to Honduras?

The book of Acts is full of accounts of the Apostles and others in the Church who were called to minister in specific locations. We know that these ministries were God’s purpose. While at Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13), Paul and Barnabas tied their calling back to Isaiah’s prophecy that God has “made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” And God showed his purpose to Paul and Barnabas through the salvation and changes in the lives of the people they were reaching. Just as God called Paul and Barnabas, God has called us all to be missionaries either locally or in foreign lands.

After Jen and I felt a call from God that we needed to be more active in mission work, I sensed God’s leading me to participate with a foreign missions team. Please pray with me as I prepare to journey to San Pedro Sula, Honduras on June 19-26, 2010. The people of Honduras truly have a need for God and Dan Moran Ministries has been ministering in Honduras and other Central American countries for 20 years. Our church, Kennesaw First Baptist, is partnering with them and will be sending a team to continue missions activity in this area.

The ministry activities I will be involved with include evangelism, VBS, construction projects, and working in day care centers, orphanages, and local schools. The week will be very busy and we are expecting God to continue doing amazing things in Honduras. I feel that many things in my life have prepared me for this opportunity to serve God in Honduras – from the years of Spanish I took in high school to being involved in construction as well as past VBS experience along with leading in worship.

As I mentioned earlier, I need your prayers for the trip preparation, for opening the hearts of the Hondurans, and for our team as we work to raise funds. I’m reminded by Paul to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Along with this letter, you will also find a support team response form. I do rejoice and am grateful for this ministry opportunity before me. I would love to pray for you and hope that you will commit to pray for this work in Honduras. I will also keep you updated as the trip approaches and will share with you the blessings of this trip. If you are so led, I would also greatly appreciate any financial support you could add to your prayers.

Thank you for your friendship, your love, and your support.

If you feel led, feel free to copy and paste the response form below into a message and send to me and I'll add you to our Support Team Mailing List. My email address is chris.whisonant at gmail.com

Support Team Response Form
San Pedro Sula, Honduras – June 19-26, 2010
“When you have done it unto the least of these…you have done it unto me.” Jesus

Name and Contact Information (address, email, and/or phone number)

_____Prayer Support
_____Funding Support

Your missionary investment is tax deductible. If you feel led to support me in this manner, please contact me and I will let you know how to donate.

I would like the privilege to pray for you as you join with us in ministry. In the space provided below, please write any needs or requests that you would like me to place on my prayer list.