Tuesday, February 8, 2011
$5,672 is the amount of money I have to raise in order to go on a trip to Kenya this summer for 8 weeks. Below is a letter I have wrote about the trip. If you would like to receive a personalized letter and more information, please comment or send me a message. I would LOVE to send you more information! Thanks for reading!
February 8, 2011
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am overjoyed with excitement and passionately grateful for an opportunity that has been made available to me. As you may know, I found Jesus my freshman year of college and He now continues to put me in situations where I am able to share with others what He is doing in my life. I’m certain that God has called me to be a full-time missionary after I graduate this December, so in order to pursue this calling, I have an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ this summer. From June 2-August 6, I will be serving in Nairobi, Kenya as an intern with Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMF) reaching out to the urban poor.
While in Kenya I will be working alongside the team of CMF missionaries and Kenyan nationals currently serving there. We will be traveling to the Mathare Valley slum each day to be a part of the ministry going on. Mathare Valley is a one square mile slum outside of Nairobi with approximately 800,000 residents living there. The main focus of our ministry is to show God’s love through Community Health Evangelism (CHE). CHE is a holistic program that seeks to transform individual’s lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The ministry there involves vocational training, microenterprise, healthcare, education, evangelism, and partnership with local churches to reach the people of Mathare Valley. My team and I will go into the slums each day making home visits, visiting schools and working with children, providing HIV/AIDS education, praying with and discipling families, and ultimately sharing the love of Christ to those who do not know Him. I believe that the ministry I am a part of in Nairobi will bring me one step closer to seeing where God has called me long-term.
This internship would not be possible without the prayers and support of churches, family, and friends. I have been praying for this experience since I heard about CMF and their ministries overseas and I believe the best way you can support me is through joining me in prayer. Please pray for my team and myself, and that God would use us to do His Will while we are in Nairobi. Pray for our ministry to be fruitful and for us to have boldness to proclaim the Gospel. Also pray for the hearts of those we are going to be ministering to and for the people of Nairobi in general. In addition, I would like to ask you to prayerfully consider supporting this ministry financially. The total cost of the internship is $5,672 which includes airfare, housing, meals, transportation, insurance, and other ministry expenses. This amount seems like a lot, but I trust that God is faithful and that He will provide for all of my needs. For your convenience, you can support my ministry online by going to www.cmfi.org/REACH and clicking on the “Support Your Intern” icon. Under the section "Missionary/Project Name" please put "Brandi Wilcox." If you do not wish to make a donation online, but would like more information, please send me your address in a comment or message and I will send you a letter.
I am really excited to see what God is doing in Nairobi this summer and I hope you are too. If you have further questions about the work I will be doing this summer in Kenya or the ministry of CMF, I would love to talk with you! Please feel free to contact me. Thank you very much for your love and support and for considering partnering with CMF ministry in Nairobi.
“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” Ephesians 6:19-20
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