Go, Send, or Disobey

Go, Send, or Disobey

Missions What I Learned Last Sunday

Two words sum up Brooks Buser’s (the keynote speaker at the Ridgeview Conference for Global Missions) call to action. Go. Send.

Go
Two weeks. Two weeks after the gospel was shared to an unreached people group Brooks and his team had been working with, he was woken up in the middle of the night by several brand new Christians. What did they want so urgently in the middle of the night? They wanted to know when it was time for them to go. Where did they want to go? They wanted to spread the gospel to other tribes around them that had not yet heard the gospel. They knew Jesus called them to go spread the best news ever. We too are called to live out the great commission. This means some of us will go. Must go. May we let the urgency and obedience of these men sink into our hearts.

Send
Many of us won’t go but we are still called to live out the great commission in sending. What does this practically look like? Brooks gave three ways we can be faithful senders:

  1. Raise your kids with an understanding of missions. Pray you will be a parent whose children will go. What a challenge for me personally. Maybe you start reading missionary biographies, involve your kids in supporting and engaging missionaries, and make it a point to study together what the Bible says about missions. Let’s pray that if the Lord wills, our kids would go and that no one (including us) would hinder them.
  2. Live in a way that the great commission affects your life every day. That could mean owning an older car or living in a smaller home to free up more resources for support. Maybe Monday becomes “missionary Monday ” where your family intentionally prays for the missionaries you support and reaches out to connect with them. It also means that we welcome visiting missionaries with Christain hospitality and send them off in a manner worthy of the Lord (3 John 6, 8).
  3. Be a faithful church member. Faithful and engaged church members are good senders. Commit to your church. Pour yourself into your church and make it a point to invest your time, energy, and talents into your local body.

The time is now for us to go and to send. But so many of us don’t go. Why? Brooks closed the conference with three obstacles that keep us from missions:

  1. Authority: We live as if we have no Lord even though all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Christ. He gave his life for ours. He gets to say what we do and how we spend our lives for him. We must lay our lives down in humble obedience.
  2. Cost: The cost seems too high when we have other things we love more than Christ. If we hold anything tighter than we hold on to Christ, it’s too hard for us to give it up for him. This could be anything from comfort, hobbies, children, safety, money, retirement, status, health, and the list goes on etc.
  3. No Action: Many of us hear the gospel and yet it never changes the way we live. Christ calls us to radical obedience and a complete transformation of our lives. This is fueled by the grace and mercy we have received from him and through him.

We prefer to hold on to rubbish instead of Christ and his surpassing worth.

Will you go? If so, seek the Lord and set Him always before you and you will not be shaken (Psalm 16:8). Talk to the elders at your church as it is the local church that confirms and sends out faithful members to the nations. The only thing you risk losing is rubbish.

So You are Thinking About Doing Missions?

So You are Thinking About Doing Missions?

Missions What I Learned Last Sunday

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. -Matthew 9:37–38

Missions is not a novel thing. It’s not some new career path no one has ever done you have to figure out alone. Many, many missionaries have been sent into the field so we know a bit about how to prepare and support missionaries.

In his Sunday afternoon breakout session, “So you are Thinking About Doing Missions,” Jack* from Global Serve International explored the traits of goers and senders, how people considering going can prepare, and what the chain of sending a missionary looks like.

Jack highlighted several traits of a goer, starting with a goer’s spiritual maturity. A personal relationship with Jesus is the foundation for everything else. Goers are also focused on the end goal and have an eternal perspective. They see the spiritual need of those without Christ and want to obey the command to reach the ends of the world with the good news that makes peace between sinners and a holy God.

One summer as a counselor out at Camp Witness I heard Tim Carmichael, a representative for Ethnos 360, speak on the importance of missions to unreached people groups. After hearing his story about coordinating missions supply chains in Papua New Guinea, I asked him what we should do now to prepare, in case we became missionaries.

I don’t know exactly what I expected- maybe he’d tell me to start learning a foreign language or something- but he didn’t say that. Instead, he pointed back to Matthew 9:37 and said the number one thing we should be doing today was praying that the Lord of the harvest would send more workers to the harvest. The first step is not acquiring some obscure life skill, it’s a mindset and a prayer. Goers understand the end goal and seek to fulfill the great commission.

Goers practice missional living now. If missions is close to your heart, don’t only focus on your personal maturity. Be involved in the local church. Reach out to those around you. Teach in small groups and children’s ministries, disciple others and be discipled formally or informally, learn and seek to understand the Bible. This is not the Matrix. If you become a missionary, the wisdom of years of small group teaching and engaging others in spiritual conversations will not just download into your brain.

Goers are confirmed by the local church. Jack pointed out that in scripture every time a missionary goes out, they are sent by a local church. Goers don’t just drop everything and drive themselves down to the amazon to try to witness to the locals. They are sent and supported by a church. The church confirms the goer’s readiness and commitment and then actively sends them and participates in the goer’s ministry.

Jack illustrated by placing an individual representing the church on one side of the room and someone representing the unreached people group on the opposite side of the room. Through adding other people to the line started by the local church the missionary (represented by yours truly) slowly stepped all the way across the room to the unreached people group. Each person in the line represented godly parents, prayer support, financial support, emotional support, language and culture training and other types of support. Without people pushing them forward, the missionary could never reach the unreached. As church members, we are part of that chain.

So today, be in prayer, be part of the chain reaching out to the missionaries who have been sent and participate in their ministry, practice missional living and keep an eternal focus clear in your mind.

*We have withheld Jack’s real name since he often serves in sensitive countries.

 

Discipleship in Missions

Discipleship in Missions

Missions What I Learned Last Sunday

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. -Matthew 28:19–20

Discipleship is part of the Great Commission and thus is a large part of missions. Michael & Debbie Bannon from World Venture held a breakout session where they shared their experience of disciple-making in a variety of overseas contexts. Lyubov Zheleva, with Josiah Venture, also joined us at the missions conference, and discipling is also a large part of her role in reaching the youth of Bulgaria.

The Bannon’s mentioned three areas they see as crucial elements of discipleship:

Time: Making disciples isn’t an overnight process. It may require long evenings, many hours of listening ears, and Christ-like compassion. It is an investment into the soul of another for the sake of Christ. Expect it to take time and much patience.

The Word: Discipleship, very simply, is helping someone know and love Christ. We know Christ through the Word where He is revealed. Thus, discipleship must include spending time in God’s Word together, studying, and asking questions.

Prayer: It is the Lord who brings fruit. We can do nothing without his help. Pray together with those whom you are discipling. Show them the reliance and relationship we have with God through prayer. Pray alone for those you disciple. The church was also huge in helping Debbie pray for women she was trying to reach for Christ. They asked the church to pray daily for these women and sent them monthly calendars with prayers for each day.

It was encouraging and a great reminder to me that discipleship in missions and discipleship in our own lives is very much the same. It takes time, God’s Word, and much prayer. I would also add that it takes hospitality. I could see this trait in both the Bannon’s and Lyubov. This hospitality I’m referring to is not limited to when you open up your home. Discipleship requires hospitality where you have a posture that welcomes people into all of your life with open arms. This is the posture of Christ. We move towards people with open arms as he moves towards us.

A passion of our church is to make disciples here and help missionaries do the same afar – and we believe that this is in obedience to God’s Word. I pray this encourages us in our local disciple-making and spurs us on to pray for the missionaries we support as they labor to make disciples among the nations.

What is Good?

What is Good?

Missions What I Learned Last Sunday

Christ’s death and resurrection demands change at the innermost, conflictory aspects of our souls. At the Ridgeview Conference for Global Missions, a woman named AN* described her life’s story in light of God’s convictions and holiness through Scripture. She described her need for a savior after her empty and meaningless pursuit of Buddhism. She said she desired a personable, accessible, and relevant God. She discussed how the Lord used fellow believers to encourage her towards Christ’s saving works on the cross. AN explained her experience of undergoing the devastating diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). Throughout her battle with TB, she stated she had experienced the significance of Romans 8:28 to an incredible degree.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

As I was reflecting on her story, I was struck by her discussion of suffering working out for good. Humanity’s perception of goodness is often misaligned with what the Bible reveals as good. Through life’s experiences, at some point, we come up with the characteristics of goodness whether we realize it or not. We determine that certain things are ideal and acceptable as others are unfavorable and negative. Our lives are defined by crucial events that shape and mold our worldview. For AN, her suffering gave opportunity for growth in Christ. It gave way to the eternal change of salvation. Most of the global population would deem AN’s TB diagnosis as a negative or unfavorable aspect of life. But for AN, the outcome of her challenging experience was good.

When we believe that the Bible is true, relevant, sufficient, and inerrant, we proclaim that God is good. We proclaim that the things he sets before us on this earth have purpose and reason. We trust that he is in control and holding us in our sorrow. We believe that God is the very definition of goodness.

Another passage that was heavily discussed involved Romans 10:13-15.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” – Romans 10:13-15

AN called on the name of the Lord. She was saved. AN believed that Jesus Christ died and rose again for the reconciliation of her sin. She was able to believe in Christ because of what she had heard. AN heard of this saving grace because someone preached to her. These individuals and vessels of truth were sent to reach AN. At the heart of this Biblical process, AN heard and believed the good news.

I ask you, what defines goodness?

In Titus 3:3-5, it is stated that “when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us…” Because God is good, sending his Son to die, for our sake, became his outpouring action of goodness. God, in Christ, bringing us from death to life is the good news.

*As she often does ministry in closed countries, we have withheld AN’s real name.

SwissMiss Reflection: God is at Work, and Working In Me

SwissMiss Reflection: God is at Work, and Working In Me

Missions Word in Season

March 4-14th, a group of 12 volunteers, mostly from Ridgeview, visited the Movida campus in Walzenhausen Switzerland to help with the work being completed by Scott & Mani Langemeier and the team of PRISMA students (all from the Spanish speaking world), missionaries, and volunteers from around the world.

We affectionately named them the SwissMiss team.

The team engaged in four days of practical work on the campus along with four days of travel and ministry to regional churches in Germany and Switzerland. We are so grateful to God for the work He did. He provided safe travels, health, energy, joy, and wisdom throughout each day. Each volunteer joined in the fruitful work as God worked in them by His grace.

The following are short reflections on the trip and God’s work from each of the volunteers.

Soli Deo gloria!

“The mission trip to Switzerland was so awesome! God humbled me this week. I expected that the language barriers wouldn’t be an issue. I thought that everyone would be able to speak English. God humbled me. He showed me that English isn’t superior. I am not exceptional. But God is! No matter the language barrier, we have a commonality of Jesus. It was eye-opening to see that the same God we worship is the same God they worship. God also humbled me through work. I thought that the way I did things was better. I was shown this week that everybody works differently, and that is okay. It is more about the intercultural experience of working with others than getting the job done.
One of the highlights of the trip was spending time with the Latinos singing, “I Saw the Light.”
Praise the Lord. I saw the Light!”
Emily Hansen

“I grew a lot during our trip to Switzerland. I learned what it means to serve, what it is like communicating and working with people across cultural and language barriers, and what Movida is doing with their PRISMA program in Switzerland. Trying to work with people whose language I don’t speak was humbling and made me rely on God’s strength and patience and flexibility. I was moved by seeing Ukrainian refugees in the flesh. I experienced the beautiful thing that is Christian hospitality towards traveling missionaries. Praise be to God for his wondrous grace.”
David Johnson

“The trip was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much. I was surprised that most of the time we were there we did physical work, like shoveling dirt, planting trees, and picking up sticks. There were a lot of lessons learned. I never would’ve considered moving truckloads of dirt with a shovel as missionary work. But whatever the leaders at the campus told me what to do, I did it because that was my mission. Scrubbing potatoes and planting trees was my mission. I learned that being a missionary doesn’t just mean going to different churches, it’s also laying yourself down and serving God with whatever mission He puts before you.”
Hannah Johnson

“It was such an amazing trip – seeing God at work in such a multicultural context. There was amazing unity in the team and such joy in serving together on the campus and other places.
I saw Him at work at Walzenhausen among the students from Latin America whose hearts are on fire for the Lord. I saw him at work in the hearts of Movida leaders who responded with such compassion and determination to the refugee crisis.
I saw Him at work through the hands of Polish and German people that greeted refugees with soup, free sim-card and transportation options every step of the way once they crossed the border.
In the prayer of a young mama, who was grateful for quietness and the roof.
In the wide and cheerful smile of a 19 year old student who volunteers at the shelter till midnight every day.
In the quiet conversation of an older couple who decided to take in a refugee in their home.”
Maya Johnson

“Passion. Patience. Flexibility. These are recurring words that only our group will truly understand… or anyone who has shoveled a mountain of dirt in one day! The days were filled with hard work, relationship building, exposure to various cultures, and being pushed out of my comfort zone; this trip has given me more than I could have imagined. Seeing a true passion for the Lord and the spread of the gospel by people from around the world was encouraging. Patience was displayed by all involved with language barriers and games of charades. Most importantly, this trip taught me that flexibility is where your faith shines brightest. Did we have no idea what was going on some days? Did we question the methods of how to complete tasks? Was I scared to spend the night in a German woman’s home alone? With flexibility, prayer, and the grace of God and others, none of these questions mattered. The opportunity to serve and be a witness towers over these questions. And for that I will be forever grateful.”
JoAnn Neel

“God was so kind to us throughout this trip. He provided our every need, even staying off jet lag so we could work effectively. It was a blessing to see our team of volunteers work without complaint. When some of the Latino students were questioned regarding what unique qualities they see in our group of Americans, their response was shock a how willing we all were to help and to serve. I was greatly encouraged to hear that Christ was working in us to encourage those around us.”
Sam Parker

“This trip showed me there are whole cultures I haven’t even learned enough to communicate with, let alone understand. This terrifies me, because I really value knowing what’s going on and understanding the why and how of everything. So, going on a trip planned by others, on a continent I’ve never been to, with people speaking languages I don’t know challenged me to trust God both in the big and in the small decisions. More than that, I saw that God is the same God in Switzerland, Germany, and America. I may not have known the details of the next day or the eccentricities of a second language, but I could still have spiritual conversations with the Latino students, the volunteers at Movida, or the Germans we met. Our God is the ultimate common ground in a world of infinite diversity and the ultimate rock in uncertainty.”
Abigail Swanson

“During this trip, God taught me that you can encourage others in Christ without speaking their language perfectly. I was encouraged often by non-native English speakers:
Oso’s (a Movida volunteer) exhortation to trust God even when we don’t have all the information we might want.
Debbie’s (a Prisma student from Chile) smile, chocolate, and good questions asked through Google Translate.
Miqueas (a volunteer from Argentina) sharing his testimony in Spanish of how God touched his life.
Jessica (our German host during a visit to the churches) welcoming us into her home
Spending time with others who have different languages and cultures while knowing that we share Christ. Examples: Praying and devotions together, jamming out in the car to Christian music, taking a walk outside and conversing in mixed Spanish and English, playing Spicy UNO.
I loved being part of this trip. Please pray for me to keep growing in Christ and to find more opportunities for evangelism and discipleship in my daily life.”
Hannah Swanson (Hannah is sister to Abigail and currently lives in Omaha)

“For me (Jayde), our mission trip was a sweet time of fellowship with the body of Christ as We worked, worshiped, and served with brothers and sisters in Christ from all around the globe. Despite the fact that we often struggled to speak each other’s language, the simple fact that we shared Christ turned strangers into family, even in the short period of time we got to know each other.
In addition, My eyes were opened to the reality of what being a “missionary” truly means. A missionary is not just someone who goes to Foreign Country to tell people about Jesus. Rather , a missionary is a person wholeheartedly on mission to do the Lord’s work, wherever they are, and whose passion that ALL may know Christ is evident in their everyday life, words, and relationships.”
Cody & Jayde Trump

“This trip has impacted me in many ways. It has shown me how difficult it is to go into a different country where you don’t know the language or the culture. You have to find ways to get your meaning across to others. But what was cool is that even through all of the trip, our group and the people there could connect because we were all from the same family; the family of Jesus. We worked for the Lord. We fellowshipped for the Lord. And, as we got to know each other more, we saw the love of Christ. We were able to help out with many things there. We scooped dirt, planted trees, plowed fields, and pulled out tree roots. Everyone had an amazing work ethic and we got it done so fast it was amazing. You could see God’s hand in all of it; keeping everyone safe and keeping us going day after day. God worked in this trip to impact our hearts and theirs all for the glory of his name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11”
Lily Varpness (Lily is daughter of Zach and Kendra Varpness (former members of Ridgeview) and currently lives in Orange City, Iowa)

“While on this trip, I learned to not underestimate what God has given us to do. Too often I get caught up in what I have to give or contribute is too small. Yet, God is asking us to follow and obey Him. Each part of what is happening is contributing to bringing God glory. Those behind the scenes actions are helping make what seems like something so much more important get done. I’m so thankful that as a team we were able to come together and serve our missionaries in Switzerland. Knowing that no matter the personalities, language barriers and cultural differences we all are like minded with a heart that wants to honor God. My prayer request going forward is that I continue to be open to ways God is asking me to help and serve. Getting out of my comfort zone is a good thing.”
Heather Wing

The SwissMiss Team and Poland

The SwissMiss Team and Poland

Missions Word in Season

Dear Church Family,

As you may know, Ridgeview is sending a missions team to Switzerland to help our missionaries there with various ministries. The team leaves tomorrow morning from Chadron. I am writing this to ask you to consider doing two things to support this effort.

First, please commit to praying for the team and the various ministries they will be doing. Pray for safety and for fruitfulness and that the Lord will work in the team as well as through them. The team will participate in many ministries, including serving with a church in Germany, working with missionary students from Latin America, completing some projects on the Movida campus, and helping respond to the Ukraine refugee crisis in Poland.

That last point is a new development. The Swiss Movida team is seeking the Lord’s wisdom as to how they can respond to the crisis in a way that shows the love of Christ to people who are downtrodden and in great need. The plan as it stands now is that a few will split off from the rest of the team and travel with Movida staff to a border town in Poland and work with a local church providing humanitarian aid to the refugees who are pouring over the border from Ukraine. Maya, my wife, will be going with them as a translator. Please pray fervently that the Lord bring much fruit from this, and provide safety for the team.

The second thing is to consider helping financially – if you are able – both with the extra expenses needed for travel and lodging and the humanitarian aid/supplies that the team will be distributing in Poland. Obviously, these things were not considered when the team planned its original budget, so Movida and our team need additional funds for this. You can give online by going to our giving page (click here). Please be sure to note that it is for the Ukrainian refugee crisis (or just write “SwissMiss” in the notes).

May the Lord be glorified, and many people helped, through these efforts.

In Christ,
Pastor Mike

Meet Lyubov Zheleva

Meet Lyubov Zheleva

Missions

Recently, the elders tasked the missions committee to find a new home for support that we were giving to a missionary couple who returned permanently from the field. The committee recommended that we support two pretty amazing people: Tanya Batueva (whom we introduced here) and Lyubov Zheleva. With this post, I’m happy to introduce you to Lyubov, and I am so glad we are a part of her support team.

Lyubov served alongside a Ridgeview mission team to Bulgaria a few years ago. She also visited Ridgeview last year, and even served as part of the worship team for a Sunday gathering. So, many of us have met her. Lyubov is Bulgarian, and she is now serving as a missionary to Bulgarian young people with Josiah Venture. Here is Lyubov sharing her new ministry in her own words:

Friends, it is so humbling to look back and see how God has been preparing me for this. Nothing in my life has brought more delight and joy than stepping into His will for me. Oh, how tirelessly God has pursued me; how privileged I am to call myself his servant, his friend, his daughter. My Father has saved me, is sanctifying me, and is now sending me… on a mission at home! I am sent on a mission with Him- to find the lost, to disciple the found and build up the church!

Besides serving as a local youth leader at my home church in Asenovgrad, I am particularly excited to step on board as the Bulgaria Intern Director!

Let’s commit to pray for Lyubov as she continues to raise support for this ministry and as she serves to bring the gospel to Bulgarian young people. May God bring much fruit from this, for his glory among the nations! Also, if you would like to support Lyubov, either with a one-time gift or monthly, you could give your gift to Ridgeview with a clear designation and we will make sure the funds get to Lyubov.

 

Meet Tanya Batueva

Meet Tanya Batueva

Missions

As I mentioned yesterday during the service, the Missions Committee has recommended, and the elders have approved, monthly financial support for two new missionaries: Tanya Batueva, en-route to Asia-Pacific; and Lyubov Zheleva serving in Bulgaria. Today, Tanya will introduce herself, and later this week we will spotlight Lyubov. Please be praying for both Tanya and Lyubov as they continue to prepare and to raise support for their respective ministries.  Without further ado, here is Tanya in her own words:

Hello Ridgeview! My Name is Tanya Batueva. I was born in Siberia during the Soviet Union times and grew up with the notion that there is no God. With the break-up of the Soviet Union, the iron curtain fell and many missionaries came to Russia. That’s how I learned about Christ’s love for me – through the ministry of missionaries! Their example taught me about God’s plan for the Church and later directed me to missions. In 2017, God opened a door for me to train for ministry – focusing on Bible translation. Now I am getting ready to go to the Asia-Pacific region to church-plant among unreached people groups and to translate the Bible into their heart language.

Tanya is presently in the US raising financial support. She is at 58% of her recommended support level. Tanya is tentatively planning a trip to Chadron in July, so you may get to meet her soon! She visited Ridgeview for several Sundays in 2017, and was scheduled to participate in Reach2020 – until a global pandemic made that impossible. Thank you for praying for Tanya, and if you would like to give to her financially, you can do that through Ridgeview. Just make sure to clearly designate the gift.

(Note: This support is part of the approved 2020 budget. We are redirecting support that Ridgeview was giving to a missionary couple who returned permanently from the field in March.)

Reach Conference for Global Missions

Reach Conference for Global Missions

Missions

Dear Church Family,

We want to encourage you to be a part of the Reach Conference on Global Missions happening this weekend. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with missions. And it just might be a life-changing event! Everything begins on Friday at 6:00 PM. Missionaries from all over will set up tables in the Ridgeroom and you will have the opportunity to talk with them, learn about short-term missions opportunities, and to see what God is doing around the world.

Come for donuts and coffee at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning, and then go to the breakout sessions of your choice. You can learn great things about Bible translation, a woman’s ministry in missions, rural missions in America, and even student debt! Stay for lunch to visit more with the missionaries.

All of the main sessions (Friday & Saturday @ 6:30 PM and then Sunday morning at 10:30) will be worship gatherings. The Ridgeview Worship Band will lead in worship, we will pray together for world missions, and then we will hear great preaching from Bob Kennell, a veteran church-planting missionary who made his way from Thailand just to speak to you. I’ve heard Bob preach many times, and it’s always been Bible-saturated and inspiring! Also, on Sunday morning at 9AM, we will have missionary speakers for both the children and the adults.

Please don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. It only comes around every 2 years, and as far as I know, it is the only thing like it in the area. Also, please pray for God to move in big ways in people’s hearts, for the glory of God among the nations.

In Christ,
Pastor Mike, for the Ridgeview elder team.

PS. For the latest info, be sure to visit and like the Reach Conference Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RidgeviewREACH/

Alexis is Going to Africa!

Alexis is Going to Africa!

Missions

Those going on our Costa Rica mission trip (which leaves in 18 days!) aren’t the only one’s going on mission this year. Meet Alexis Phillips, the Ridgeview member planning to go to South Africa from June to August! We are posting it here to encourage people to get behind Alexis financially and through prayer. Here is what Alexis wrote:

God has blessed my life in so many ways, and has recently opened the door to Adventures in Missions, and I will be going to Nsoco, Swaziland and Port Elizabeth, South Africa this summer from June to August. The Kingdom of Swaziland is home to 1.1 million people, with the world’s highest HIV/AIDS infection rate. It is estimated that by 2050, Swaziland will cease to exist. There are around 6,000 orphans that I will be helping; the kids are scattered throughout this nation and are in desperate need to know God. Adventure’s in Missions has been committed to seeing these statistics reversed, and believe the key to a nation’s future is its children. In South Africa, I will be preparing food, doing women’s ministry, Bible study, worship, gardening, hospital visits, working with the homeless, and door to door ministry. This mission trip has already changed me and I am honored to go and make God’s name known. If you feel it in your heart to help me go, there are many ways you can do so:

1) You can click on this link (click here or the ‘donate now’ button below) and donate online.
2) I am selling fundraising t-shirt’s for 20 dollars, and if you would like to buy one just get in touch with me.
3) Come attend the Ridgeview Church Spaghetti Fundraiser Feed on April 30th!
4)  PRAY. If you are unable to give financially, I ask that you pray for my safety this summer!