Would you travel half across the world? Some of us might, but what if it was to a remote village?
I forgot to mention that this trip is to Papua New Guniea, not exactly an easy trip.
Would you do it? If I thought about it quickly, I’m honestly not sure exactly that I would say yes. Most of us are spending our summer camping, enjoying the outdoors, a glass of wine on the patio, and gathering with friends and family. Would you say “yes” if you felt connected and knew without a doubt that you were supposed to go?
Just a few weeks ago we introduced Jon and Anita, a family who are currently serving in Papua New Guinea along with their young family, half-way around the world in a remote village in Papua New Guinea. Their time there so far has been rewarding, but has also been difficult and trying at times. Yet through it all God has brought them to this place to serve and they listened. There is something very inspiring when people take dramatic action to pursue something that they believe in.
This has inspired someone to make the trip! Anita has a friend from Surrey, a preschool teacher, who will be visiting Papua New Guinea this very week to spend some time serving alongside the McCarthy family. What would convince a teacher on her summer holidays to spend a few weeks visiting a country all the way across the world? This teacher, who is currently traveling as I type this letter, obviously has been inspired by Jon and Anita’s story.
Stories inspire action.
Telling stories of people in ministry to inspire others is the source of our inspiration to create Help Project. As we just mentioned, Jon & Anita’s story has already created a ripple of action with this one person, how many more can be created if their story has a bigger platform? How many more people could be inspired to action just like this teacher to be inspired to use their gifts and abilities to the benefit of others? Hearing and responding to the Holy spirit are ways that Honor God.
This is where Help project comes in. Our goal is to create a connection between people like you who want to use your lives and skills to make a lasting difference by supporting effective but under-resourced ministries. This is how one of the ways God is using Jon and Anita, and we are passionate about helping you find out how God is using you? Their story needs to be shared.
We will never know all the reasons for the ways that God moves, leads, guides and directs us into the places of life that he wants to use us, but I know that God wants to use YOU, don’t ever doubt that!
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Almost two weeks ago, we wrote to ask you for your financial partnership to help Jon and Anita tell their story. They have asked for a new website which will allow them to communicate better with their home churches, donors, future donors, and also to create something lasting that will continue to inspire. Can you help? This will allow for the ripple effect to continue, and without it, the story will only go so far.
Will you consider a donation today so we can say “YES” to them?
$350.00 has been raised of our $3000 goal. We cannot do this without your help. We still have a long way to go towards the goal of helping them.
Thank you to those who have donated thus far. You are a part of the team that is growing this ripple effect of people using their lives to help people.
Thank you for partnering with us, as Help Project would not exist without you!
Darryl and Jodi