Friday, January 12, 2007
Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle heads for St. Lucia
Warmest greetings to you and yours! I assume you survived the hustle and bustle of the holidays! I trust you found a little bit of time to, like Mary, quietly treasure the things of Christmas in your hearts (Luke 2:19). I’m excited to inform you that in the New Year, Rachel and I will be embarking on a journey to the West Indian island of St. Lucia. This seven-day trip, from February 12-19, will be filled with opportunities to enhance the lives of elementary school aged children with humanitarian and spiritual support.
Our team is connected with an organization called Seeds International. Seeds is dedicated to the retention of new believers by the local church both in North America and around the world. Their single purpose is to provide the necessary tools & training to aid in that goal. We’re excited to be a part of the work and ministry of this organization!
Our team will be visiting schools all across the island of St. Lucia with an action-packed presentation including songs, dramas, and puppets. The presentation simply expresses Christ’s love for children and plants a “seed” in their hearts that will one day grow into a healthy relationship with their Creator. Matthew records in his Gospel account that,
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but the disciples told them not to bother him. But when Jesus saw that was happening, he was very displeased with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God. Then he took the children into his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.
With this in mind, Rachel and I are confident that a short-term missions trip directly ministering to children is a good way to reach out to the world around us with the kind of love that Jesus had for the little ones.
This year, around the holiday season and into the New Year, please consider making a donation to this cause. Our expenses involve airfare and land costs in the approximate amount of $2000 per person. These fees are a real opportunity to see God move in a miracle of provision. Please consider being a part of this miracle!
Any donation you make toward the trip is fully receiptable. You can make cheques payable to Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle; just mark “St. Lucia 2007” in the memo. If you would prefer to designate your donation specifically to either Rachel or I, please do so by marking “Ben and Rachel” in the memo. However, please note that a receipt cannot be issued for designated donations.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
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