Gearing up for what is next – Belize!

Dear Friends and Loved Ones,

This year is flying by! I have been praying about an opportunity to participate in a short term mission project and have really felt God tugging at my heart to take a step of faith forward. I will be traveling to the country of Belize October 4-11, 2014, to participate in a week long mission trip with Harborside Christian Church. This is an amazing opportunity for me to share the love of Christ with those that wouldn’t know Him otherwise.
The purpose of our trip is threefold:
• First, we will ask God to work in our lives through the personal enrichment that comes from this type of mission work.
• Second, we will pray for the people of Belize that God may open their eyes and hearts to the message of Jesus.
• Third, we will encourage local Christians and help the people of Belize City. Our team will organize a Vacation Bible School (VBS), visit a local orphanage, and do some light construction for the local church and its community center. Our presence will bolster their spirits and support their ongoing ministries.
I know ultimately that it will be my heart that is changed because of these amazing people and not the other way around. I’ve never been on a mission trip outside of the country or been away from my family for any length of time. I know that to be able to do ministry for the Kingdom like this is something that not everybody gets to do, and I am beyond blessed to have such an opportunity.
I’m excited about the blessings, relationships, and experiences that lie ahead. I hope you see the value in what we will accomplish. As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people. I need to raise $1,500. If you can support me in a financial way, I would be very grateful. I especially need your prayers. I know that God can supply my needs through His people, so your prayers are the greatest need I have. Prayer is the breath and life of missions. Where He leads, I will follow.
If you would like to be a financial sponsor for my trip you may write a check payable to Harborside Christian Church, 2200 Marshall Street, Safety Harbor, FL, 34695 – then please include my name and Belize on the Memo Line of the check. You may also sponsor me financially through http://www.harborsidechurch.org/belize in a few easy steps. Contributions are needed by August 31st and are tax deductible. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your love and encouragement!

Many Blessings!
Lydia

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