I have been asked many times in the last few weeks what my plans are for next year. Well, here's the answer....
Dear friends and family,
Knowing that online school was the way to go, I set about finding a place to live and work while doing school. I had a few ideas in mind, but none of them seemed right. I figured out the reason was that God has designed me for Christian ministry. It’s what I love to do, and I knew I would not be fulfilled in my work unless it was some kind of ministry. So to make a long story bearably short, I will be working at Camp Barakel this year as a part of their seasonal staff. This is a dream come true for me, since I’ve wanted to do this for years and I will be able to continue working in camp ministry, the type of Christian ministry I love most.
For those of you who don’t know, the ministry of Camp Barakel is completely supported by volunteers and missionary support. None of the people who work there are paid a salary; they rely on the Holy Spirit moving in people’s hearts to support their amazing ministry. Now that I am joining their ranks until the end of next summer, I ask that you consider whether God would have you support His work through me with a monthly or one-time gift. I have a little money saved up from my time at the residential facility, and that will be going toward my school bill, but I still need a few thousand for school this year as well as living expenses. Anything I receive that I don’t need will go toward paying for school next year.
As you consider how you can support me, please pray for me as well. Though I know and love the people and place of Barakel, this will be a new experience with new challenges even without throwing school in the mix. On top of that, it’s been five years since I graduated high school, and I don’t know how I’ll handle getting back into that rhythm and mindset. But I know that God will provide, through you and others, and I know this is where He wants me to be and what He wants me to be doing.
If God has blessed you and you want to be used by Him to bless me financially, please write checks to Camp Barakel with my name in the memo line and mail to:
P.O. Box 159
Fairview, MI 48621
If you would like to receive monthly updates from me, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will add you to the list!
Thank you all for your prayerful support,