I’m excited to announce that this April, God willing, Ed and I will be going on a mission trip to Greece! We’re joining a group from the Indiana House of Prayer and Equipping (IHOPE), some of whom we know from church and some of whom we’re getting to know for the first time. This is my first international mission trip, and Ed’s previously been to Tanzania and Russia for mission work.
The current plan is to start in Athens, where we’ll work with the House of Prayer for a couple of days and then with the refugee camp in the city. Then we’ll go to Loutraki, a suburb of Corinth, to train, worship, pray, and encourage at the House of Prayer there.
We’ll be working with Paul and Rebecca Stuart, who have followed God’s call to move their family to Greece and who are the most absolutely delightful people. They are working with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) as base directors in Corinth. You can read their blog and see their photos at www.stuartsonamission.com.
If you want to support Ed and me, you can pray for us! I’m sure more specific prayer requests will arise as the trip draws near, but for now, here’s a short list:
- Pray for each team member’s daily walk with God.
- Pray for unity in the team that’s going to Greece, and in our families.
- Pray we will bring God’s hope to those who are hopeless in Athens, Corinth, and Loutraki.
- Pray for safe and smooth travel there and back, with no logistical or legal snags.
- Anything else you can think of. 🙂
If you want to support the mission financially, you can send contributions for the general trip or for individuals’ travel funds. Ed and I are already covered financially (praise God!), but if you feel led to help with the trip in general, or other team members’ travel funds, you can send checks (tax-deductible!) to:
P.O. Box 50952
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Don’t put a note on the memo line, but attach a separate note that says “Greece Trip” or similar for funds to be used on the trip. If you know someone else who’s going and you’d like to support that person, include his or her name on the note as well. You can also donate through IHOPE’s website: www.ihopeindy.com/donate-to-ihope.html. Follow the instructions for secure donations, choose “missions trip”, and put “Greece Trip” (with or without a person’s name) in the notes.
Thanks for your prayers and support! If you have any questions, we’ll do our best to answer them or put you in touch with someone who can.