As many of you know, I was planning to go to Liberia this summer to assist The Last Well in their efforts to bring clean water to the nation of Liberia. With the coming of the New Year, The Last Well has shifted their focus to fundraising in the United States and will no longer be taking in teams. As I’m sure you can all imagine, I was initially quite disappointed. Doing water well ministry has been a dream of mine for years. However, I am excited to announce that ORU Missions has formulated a new trip for my team to Burkina Faso! There we will be working with Pastor Danny and his ministry called HOPE BURKINA. Hiis vision is to plant churches, improve education, and disciple others. If you would like to learn more about Pastor Danny and the work that he does in Burkina Faso, you can watch the video found at this link: http://world-outreach.com/people/danny-ruby-bayasen/
Thank you all so much for your support. I know this is a big change, but the Lord has used it to bring my team closer together and show us that serving God is a lifestyle not a destination. My team could definitely use prayer that the Lord will guide us and show us His purpose behind this change in plans. Pastor Danny has asked for prayer for his family as well as for their ministry’s needs. I appreciate all of your willingness to partner with me as I do my best to follow God’s calling on my life. If you would like to donate towards this trip, please follow this link: http://www.orumissions.com/donate/ . Thanks to the generous donations that have already poured in from all of you, I am blessed to be able to say I am about $500 away from reaching my goal of $3,600. However, my team is still in great need of funds. If you would be interested in meeting and supporting one of the other members on my team, I would be happy to make that connection. All five of the others on my team are bright, spirit-led, outstanding individuals who I have grown to love immensely. Please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to continue to receive updates about my trip.