A Leap of Faith, An Ask for Help

Friends,

On my first mission trip, I am taking a huge leap of faith and I am asking you to consider supporting me financially as I serve this summer as a team member on church’s missions trip to Makovec, Croatia.

This June will mark the 20th anniversary of North Cincinnati Community Church’s ministry partnership with Makovec Baptist Church. Over the last two decades we have assisted this church in reaching its community with the gospel by helping to facilitate a free English camp for Croatian students. The camp was originally only offered for elementary aged students, however, was expanded to include middle school and high school students as those involved in the English Camp have grown. We have now had the privilege of seeing adults who attended the camp as children now send their own children as well. In the evening we also have the opportunity to encourage our ministry partners and to organize additional outreach events during the week.

As a country where Protestants make up less than 1% of the population, Croatia can be challenging place culturally to communicate the gospel. As Americans, our team is able to steward our own cultural influence in order to help the church engage a community where they are a significant minority and encourage our partners who minister in such a challenging context. The consistency of coming back year after over the last twenty years has cultivated a deep sense of community with our Croatian ministry partners and credibility in the eyes of the community in Makovec.

In order to serve as part of our team I seeking to raise $2,000. My role on the team is to teach memory verses to students ages second through sixth grade. I will teach the verses in English as well as partner with a Croatian team member to communicate the verses in Croatian for understanding. I am excited to see God use my gifts in teaching elementary school children to serve His Kingdom in global mission opportunities.

Please consider helping me to reach this goal by giving a tax-deductible gift. Donations can be made electronically at http://www.northcincy.org/short-term-mission-trips. Contributions can also be mailed directly to North Cincinnati Community, Mason OH 45040. If contributing by check, please write “Croatia Missions Trip” in the memo line of your check and include a note with my name.

Warmly,

Rachel

 

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