Behind the Scenes

I often feel like people lose interest and excitement for the work of the ministry in the “quiet” months when there is not an encouragement trip taking place. The trips are the highlight, the outward result, of several months of work behind the scenes.

The process to plan a trip requires constant communication with the missionaries to coordinate dates, arrival and departure logistics, supply needs and pre-trip funding. Often a visa is required to visit these countries so that application process, including a fee, takes place as soon as dates are confirmed. There are also airline tickets and insurance to purchase. And supplies to buy and pack.

The other equally important work going on is raising support funds in order to make the trip possible. These trips are planned in faith that God will provide the funds for each expense occurred before and during the trip. I don’t plan a personal vacation without funds. But I plan these trips without the funds because I trust God will provide them through those people who’ve been called to financially partner with Encouragement Expeditions.

These silent partners are the “senders.” One recently told me that she supports this ministry financially because she is not called to go but she has been blessed financially to send. She’s obediently using the resources she has to be a part of God’s work through this ministry. She then becomes a “goer” through me as I visit missionaries. She’s there with me in spirit because of her financial support. Every person who financially supports Encouragement Expeditions blesses and encourages me so deeply!

Now you know what’s happening right now, this month and the next couple of months, as I prepare a trip for Mali, Africa in June. There are 2 other ladies going with me on this trip. I’m excited we will be able to bless several missionaries while there!  We need your involvement! Pray for the plans being made and the expenses involved. Plane fares were high last time I checked so we are praying specifically for those to be significantly lower when it’s time to purchase. And we would love to have your financial partnership to make this trip possible. There is a donation link above that takes you straight to our non-profit support organization. You receive the tax credit for your donation. You can give one time or set up easy monthly installments.

Thank you for supporting this ministry through prayer and donations. YOU are encouraging missionaries around the world through us!

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