Sunday, August 30, 2009

Headed to Burkina Faso, Africa

I think most people have a written or unwritten list of things they plan to accomplish before leaving this life. My list has things on it that range from losing weight to visiting foreign countries. About 4 years ago I added "make a difference in the lives of others through a missions trip to Africa and Nicaragua." I thought it would be years before I would have the right opportunity come along, but God has orchestrated an awesome opportunity now. I sit in awe as a I watch something that started as a small thought grow and mature into a strong desire. Its so amazing how God always does the things he promises. This opportunity is a true desire of my heart.
On Monday, November 30, 2009, I will leave on a 10-day journey to Burkina Faso, West Africa with Koinonia Christian Center Church Missions Team. Burkina Faso is the third poorest country in the World. We will be setting up medical clinics, working with children, hosting a vacation bible school, providing spiritual guidance and knowledge to the people living in the areas we will visit. We will return on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

The total cost of mission trip $3,005.00 per person, which includes $2,005.00 for airfare, $600.00 for lodging, $200.00 for transportation, and $200 for food. We are not all able to travel abroad for various reasons, but we can all help by contributing financially and offering up continuous prayers. I solicit your prayers and any financial assistance you are able to provide—no donation is too small.

For those of you who may be wondering about Koinonia’s ministry here, please take a few moments to view our website at Back to School Rallies, Family and Friends Weekend, local missions ministries, senior health fairs, and Harvest Fest are all examples of the community outreach activities we sponsor. As a church, we are building into the lives of individuals here and abroad and I solicit your support as we seek to empower individuals.

Please help me make a difference in the life of others in Burkina Faso. No Donation is too big or too small. I thank you for helping make my dream a reality.

Again, thank you for your prayers and support.


  1. Wow, what an awesome opportunity! Your life will forever be changed, I can guarantee that! I volunteer for a very large mission organization as their short-term medical missions coordinator. In May of 2006, I had the awesome opportunity of going to Lima, Peru on a 7 day medical missions outreach. It was truly a life changing, awesome experience! I was there to help minister to others through providing medical treatment, sharing the Gospel and showing them the love of Jesus Christ. However, I found it turned out to be much more of a blessing to me than I ever was to any of them! I wouldn't trade that week for anything. Since that time, I have developed a very rare neurovascular disease that has left me homebound and pretty much bedridden. I can no longer participate in the outreaches, which makes me very sad, but I can still pray for them as I will for yours. May you be blessed in all that you do as you prepare for this upcoming trip. May the people you plan to minister to have their hearts and minds opened to hearing and receiving the Truth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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  2. thats great that your going to help. may you be rewarded for you efforts.

  3. How wonderful for you to get this opportunity. God knows the desires of our hearts. May God bless you in all that you do.

  4. Hey Girlie!! You are such a blessing! I hope you are able to go and spread God's love! I will be praying for you!!

    Oh and go check out my blog, I left you something there!!

    <3 Becky

  5. Good Luck with your wonderful trip! You are really making a difference in a place that needs it so badly!

    Have a great week! I'm out leaving comments for all my followers.

  6. It's so great your wish is going to come true. I hope you have a great trip and please tell us all about it.

    I found you through MBC


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