A Godventure to Africa
“Africa would not be on the top of my places to visit list.” These words have crossed my lips. I may even have said them to you. My, how God has changed my heart! The change has been gradually occurring over the last three years as I have had the opportunity to fall in love with Africa through children Patrick and I sponsor in Burkina Faso. I now have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in October of this year.
There are so many reasons why I am embarking on this journey. Building relationships with the Burkinabe people, ministering to young women and encouraging youth are the top three. I am looking forward to the challenges that taking this step of faith will bring personally and the spiritual growth and refinement that are sure to come from this adventure. It will hopefully allow me to make a difference not only on this mission trip but in my daily life.
While in Burkina Faso, our areas of ministry will be:
v Showing and teaching about God’s love
v Carrying out a 3-day camp at the Dorcas House (a ministry serving young women)
v Encouraging youth and workers at a Compassion site (and spending time with my sponsored children!)
v Participating in a retreat with the women of Central Alliance Church
v Supporting a widow’s spice ministry
I am so thankful for the opportunity to go and I ask you to partner with me in whatever way you are moved. I treasure your prayer support as I prepare my heart for this trip and throughout the journey. If you are able to assist financially, please email me and I will send info. The trip is being funded entirely through donations and by those going on the trip.
I will be posting my thoughts about Burkina Faso and words from my heart as I begin this Godventure. Please visit me often at kim-grainsofsand.blogspot.com to follow my journey. I thank you in advance for your prayers and your support. May God richly bless you!
In Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,