Monday, June 30, 2014

Bienvenido! Welcome family and friends! This is the place to watch and hear what is going on in my world. In 2009 I spent nine months in Venezuela, while I was there God showed me the huge need for discipleship. In the last two years God has been preparing my heart to serve him full time in Venezuela. 

For the next nine months or so I will be raising support, financial and prayer. In this time the blog will update you on where I am in getting these partners for the mission field. I will share ups and downs, prayer requests and praises. Check back often to see what is going on. The goal is to be in Venezuela March of 2015, Lord willing. 

If you are interested in knowing more about prayer or financially supporting me, or just want to know more about what I will be doing in Venezuela PLEASE let me know!! 

Here are a few of the basics: 

Location: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela (same place I went last time)

Mission organization: Fellowship International Mission (FIM)

Partnering missionaries: Marcia and Guillermo Aguilar (cousins) 

Vision: "Venezuelan disciples of Jesus Christ reproducing disciples." 

"The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2nd Timothy 2:2

Mission: "To reach young people in Venezuela with the gospel and lovingly disciple them in their faith."

Support needs: One time gifts- $10,000 this includes plane tickets, Visa, shots, setting up my apartment, books, and anything else to get me there.
monthly (on going)- $3,000 a month is for rent, schooling, food, retirement, insurance, ministry, etc. 
prayer supporters- 100 people committed to praying for me regularly. 

Praises: I currently have 38 people who have committed to praying for me!! I also have almost 40% of my one time out going financial support!! God has been so good to me and is showing that he is faithful!! 

Prayers: That the financial support will continue to keep coming in. That my passion for spreading the gospel in Venezuela will be evident when I talk with partners :) 
Also prayer and praise, I have my first church, Bethany Reformed church in Des Moines, lined up to speak at this summer!! Nervous and super excited!! 

Thank you all so much for partnering with me and praying for me!