Sunday, September 4, 2011

If it takes a village to raise a child...

wouldn't it then make perfectly good sense to support the missionaries that work to help communities, churches and schools thrive?

I would like to introduce you to two men who have made a profound influence on my life as I see them dedicating their very lives to see rural communities reached with the hope of Jesus. I think of them as our modern day Paul & Barnabas. Jorge takes every opportunity to share the Gospel does Waldo, but he definitely has the gift of encouragement!

Along with the beautiful message of redemption Jorge & Waldo also give basic medical care, and offer community support to the people in these villages.

So here's how you can be a part--if you so desire:

1. If you live near Seguin Texas (or are one of those destination participants) you can run in the Llama Leap 5K that we are hosting on September 24, 2011. This is a fun way to expose our community to the work in Bolivia while providing a fun fitness activity on an early Saturday morning. We're making it a day of festivities, complete with folkloric music, a live llama, and authentic handwoven goods made by the women in the rural Andean communities.

2. You can go on a mission trip this January. The dates we're currently considering are January 1-11, 2012. Let me know if you're interested. The cost will be between $2000-$2500 and will be through Ministry Partners International again this year. If you're interested I can get you more information.

3. You can donate! You can contribute monetary support for the mission team, or you can send money for Jorge and Waldo to purchase a new vehicle, or you can send small toys, hygiene items or school supplies and we'll be happy to deliver them for you! (*You can send checks to MPI 10420 Norwalk Rd. Litchfield OH 44253--just send a note designating it for the Bolivia trip. )

4. And all of you can pray! (There's no good excuse why you can't!) It's good for all of us!