Happy November everyone! I know that November comes an anticipation for the Holiday season. We have Thanksgiving coming up, a holiday that gets forgotten in the midst of Christmas. I mean most retailers already have Christmas stuff out and its still 6 weeks away. November also brings cold weather for most people, unless you live in Florida where temperatures still reach the 90s! But it seems to be cooling off, so I am definitely looking forward to that.
November also brings the annual National Missionary Convention, this year being held in Peoria, IL. The NMC is a convention of different mission organizations from all over the world. It is from November 19th through the 22nd. I will be up there for part of that recruiting with NMSI and YouthHOPE. I’ll be meeting with some of you while I am there, but if you are going to be in the area I would love to catch up and get some coffee or lunch with you while I am there.
I also wanted to take this time to highlight some of the internships that YouthHOPE will be offering for the summer of 2010. We will be having 5 separate internships from all different parts of the world. The first will be in Myanmar, where will be following after their first national youth conference and some holistic youth development. The second will be in England where we will be doing relational youth ministry and helping to launch an alternative worship service. The third will be in Chile working on missions retreats and sharing in public schools. The fourth will be in Malawi working with agricultural community development and youth conferences. Finally, there will be one in Ft. Myers at the CGO where you can learn about short-term missions and global youth awareness projects. If any of those interest you or you know someone that would be interested, feel free to contact YouthHOPE at info@youthHOPE.com or call 239-337-4336 and ask for YouthHOPE.
Don’t forget about the Isaiah 61 youth conference that will be in Orlando on Jan. 22-23 at Journey Christian Church and in Boca Raton Feb. 12-13 at First Christian Church. More information can be found at http://www.youthhope.com/i61.htm. If you guys are able to, I would strongly recommend you get some youth together to learn about clean water and what they can do to help people who have no clean water.
The last thing I wanted to bring up in this update is that I am hoping and praying to move down to Ft. Myers at the end of January after the conferences. I am excited to begin my ministry but also trusting in God’s timing and provision. In order to do that, I am looking for 100 friends, family or churches to support me at 25 dollars a month. I would ask you to pray and see if God has laid it on your heart to support me. I also ask for you prayers that God would raise people up to partner with me in ministry this way. Thank you and I look forward talking with you all about this. God Bless.
For everyone who is partnering with me prayerfully and financially.
For YouthHOPE being able to have all these internships all over the world
For the Isaiah 61 conference expanding to Boca Raton and Orlando
For God to raise up more prayer and provisions partner with me so I can start my ministry at the end of January
For God to be in the planning of the Isaiah 61 conferences and that the eyes of youth would be open to the issues of unclean water
For myself and YouthHOPE to continually be seeking after the wisdom of God