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it’s getting close, but we’ve got a long ways to go.

On July 21, Sonya and I will be leaving for Kenya.  We’ve been on mission trips together before but not with 5 kids and not for 2 whole weeks!  We are both anxious and excited.  God has provided for our kids.  We have no worries about where they will be or how they will be cared for.  Praise God!

In Kenya, we will be working with a group of around 200 kids in the village of Machakos and the tireless woman of God who ministers to them, Monica.  With little to do and little supervision after school, the kids of Kenya get caught up in drugs, violence, and sex.  They are attracted to anything that seems to meet their needs.  It sounds like inner city America but it happens all throughout the continent of Africa with the neediest of kids.  These are the kids that Monica ministers to.  She works to meet their needs while sharing the love of Christ and hope we have in Him.  We will help her set up an after-school program to keep these kids off of the streets and share the good news of salvation in Jesus.

Before we return, we will also visit the Heart of the Bride orphanage in Uganda to teach bible to the kids and minister to the workers there.

But we need help to get there.  My trip is covered but Sonya still needs to raise about $1,700 before July 10.  That seems huge but we know God will provide.  If you would like to donate I have given the details below.  Don’t feel pressured to give a big gift or anything at all.  Only do what God leads you to do. If God leads you, whatever He leads you to give will be just the right amount.  Here are the details:

If you would like to financially support this trip, there are two ways you can give:

Online:
You can donate online by going to http://heartofthebride.org/donate-missiontrips.  Please choose “Kenya short term mission trip”, indicate the dates as July 21 – August 4, and put “Sonya Crisman” in the team member field.

Mail a Check:
you can mail a check to:

    Heart of the Bride Ministries
    P.O.Box 786
    Niceville, Florida 32588

Checks should be made out to Heart of the Bride Ministries accompanied by a note designating the check to Sonya Crisman for Kenya/Uganda STM Mission Trip.  All financial donations are tax deductible and you will receive a donation statement at the end of the year.
You can also get more information about Heart of the Bride on their website,www.heartofthebride.org.

Thank you so much.  Please keep our team in your prayers as we prepare, travel and minister in His name!

Brian

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03.01.09 @ MeadowBrook

I can’t believe it will be March tomorrow.  Easter is just around the corner.  Tomorrow we will explore our call to glorify God and serve Him here, throughout the USA, and around the world.  There will be a focus on our local and global missions opportunities.  We will sing:

All the Earth will Sing Your Praises
Glory to His Name
He is Lord
We Speak to Nations (choir)

See you there.

Brian


12-07-08 @ the Brook

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This Sunday we start singing Christmas songs.  I can’t believe it’s that time already.  Maybe we should start Christmas shopping.  Anyway, it will be a packed Sunday.  We will also have testimonies from our 2008 mission trips as we prepare for our 2009 mission trip schedule.  You won’t want to miss these personal stories.

We will sing:

All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Go Tell It On the Mountain
The Wonderful Cross
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Redeemer King (choir)

Don’t forget our annual Hanging of the Green next Wednesday at 6pm.  It is completely different this year.

Hope to see you Sunday.

Brian