I hope this letter finds you enjoying a joyful winter!
I am very excited to share with you the opportunity God has given me for this coming summer. I am going to work overseas through a Kenya Global Program (GP) this June. This is a summer missions program in East Africa sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an inter-denominational ministry among college students. The basic purpose of GP is to give students like me hands-on experience in the mission field. Through working among people from another culture for a summer, I hope to better understand my role in world missions in the future.
After spending the past few years at Bradley University, I have become convinced that God wants me to look into world missions. In the world now, there are 2 billion people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many future leaders, teachers, parents and professionals in the world know nothing about Jesus, the church or the necessary moral standards they will need to lead a fruitful life.
While the mission of the GP is necessary and I am personally ready to go, I cannot leave until my financial support is raised. I need to raise $3590 by May 15th. This covers training, travel, and room and board. All financial gifts will be tax-deductible.
Perhaps you feel that you could contribute to my mission. I ask that you consider either a $25 monthly contribution (until I leave) or a one‑time contribution of $50, $100 or more, depending on your own budget and the Lord’s leading. I'll be calling you to answer any questions you may have.
If you do choose to support me now, simply send the enclosed envelope with your gift back to me. All checks should be made out to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I will then send the checks to InterVarsity. If possible, please reply before April 6th, when my support level will be reviewed.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. May God bless you richly.
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