As many of you know and have heard I have an amazing opportunity this summer to travel to Slovakia to work with the youth at an English camp. And let me just say, God must be as excited as I am that I said yes to this opportunity because I am overwhelmed by the amount of support and grace shown to me by my family and friends. Your support in this means more to me than I can even begin to express, and as the trip comes ever closer I ask again for your prayers. Please be praying now for what will happen this summer. God is going to do amazing things, and I just know that whatever it is–it’ll be BIG and I want ALL of you to be a part of that!
One of the bests parts of this adventure is being a part of a team. Honestly, I think we have the best team possible of this trip. Why? Great question.
Let’s start with Laura, our leader who has been to Slovakia many times and who has organized this trip down to the last detail. We couldn’t ask for a better, God-fearing woman to lead this group. She is a fierce and beautiful reflection of God’s love and grace. As a youth leader, she and I have worked together over the past few months at Grace Life and I honestly couldn’t imagine doing life without her now.
Will and Sarah are Laura’s family, and it shows. They are also Slovakia veterans, which adds a depth to the trip, knowing that with some of us amateurs there are also some experienced mission-oriented individuals to help guide our steps. Will and Sarah are an amazing team. They complement each other well, and their hearts are on fire for God. Together they bring just enough level-headedness and jocularity to round out the group nicely.
Sam is our other Slovakia veteran. Having also worked with the Grace Life youth, he is a young man who has a heart for the Lord. What I appreciate about Sam is how he seeks out mentors and answers. Not everyone his age is that wise.
Then there is Ben. Grace Life’s own Youth leader in the flesh. I’m super excited that Ben will be joining us on this trip. I’ve never had the kind of energy Ben has. I’ve wished for it, admired it, been in awe of it, and disbelieved it (that’s a terrible sentence, but it’s all true). I told Ben once I was going to write a book and entitle it I Don’t Believe You, Ben because the story of his life is unbelievable. Jesus has his hand on Ben’s life and it’s amazing!
Finally we have two youth ladies going with us on this trip: Kaylee and Tyler. These two ladies are wonderful and I’ve had the great honor and privilege of getting to know them better this year. I’ve watched them grow this year in ways they never thought possible. God is doing amazing things through them–changing lives and futures! They have been working hard to raise the support for this trip, which leads me to the ultimate purpose of this post. They could really use some more financial support. If you feel compelled to give to these ladies, please click on the link: https://gracelifechurch.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php and help out these amazing strong young women. God wants them on this trip. I know this. Would you consider being a part of how they become a part of what we will do in Slovakia this summer?