Monday, May 4, 2009

Will you be a part in my mission?

My name is Austin and I want to share with you an exciting new opportunity I’ve been given this summer. I have asked God and thought about this a lot, and I have decided to use my summer for God by serving Him in a mission. From June 20th to July 25th I will be going on a mission trip to Ireland through an organization called Royal Servants International. They help teens take what they know about God, and turn it into a passion to show Him to others. The idea of Royal Servants is to expose teens to the harsh reality of the world, and its burning need for a Savior. To do this they equip students with the ability to meet this need, and to continue when they return home. I will have a chance to share the gospel, and be internationally discipled in order to grow my walk with God. Royal Servants will be the experience of a lifetime!

Royal Servants goes to many destinations, but I felt led to go to Ireland. For over 5 weeks we will commit our lives to serving others. First we’ll do ministries in London, then we will help kids in schools throughout Ireland. We also will be involved in Street Ministry using drama, and puppets to attract crowds, and share the message of Christ. In every campground we stay, and every town we visit we’ll be able to share with hundreds of people.

Before I leave to go on this mission trip, there are three things I have to do. First I must memorize an evangelicalistic book (Connecting with God) to help me prepare spiritually and mentally for this amazing experience. Second, I need people who will pray for me during training, and the actual trip. By praying for me as I prepare to leave they will have a direct impact on my ministry. Third, I need to raise financial support. The cost of the trip is $3,095 + domestic airfare. I intend to contribute as much as I can personally earn, however I can’t do it alone. I am seeking financial supporters who will enable me to serve god on this trip.

Would you partner with me by being a prayer and/or a financial supporter? I’m seeking 30 people who can give $100 each, however any gift is greatly appreciated. Would you pray about being one of those people?

I am looking forward to seeing how God will work in and through me to fulfill His purpose this summer. I also hope to grow closer to Him. Your support and/or prayer would mean a lot to me. Thank you for any way you feel God leading you to help. You will be with me as I travel to influence the lives of people. I will be sure to tell you of my experiences when I return. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

Sincerely, Austin Carlin