In case you haven’t heard yet–this summer I will be leaving the United States for the first time in my life. I have applied and been accepted to serve on a mission trip sponsored by Northland Church to Ukraine. For the past year I have been praying for the opportunity to grow spiritually and experientially by serving alongside believers in another country-specifically a non-English speaking nation. I believe that this opportunity to serve July 16-26th is the answer to that prayer.
Our ministry during this trip is to partner with the local ministry Hope For Orphans, serving about 120 orphans ranging from age 6 to 16 outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Most of these orphans have been at the orphanage for their entire lives with little or no exposure to the gospel. We will share Bible stories, play games and sports, do crafts, and conduct evening programs with them, offering them love and one-on-one attention so that they may experience through us how deeply they are valued by Christ. Sponsors from Northland Church will accompany our time and provide ministry oversight.
One of the ways you can help me is to pray for the trip, the ministry we will perform, and for me personally. I know that especially because this will be my first time serving in this ministry context that I am going to need much prayer in order to serve faithfully and love these orphans well. If you want to read more details in order to pray more specifically as the Spirit leads then check out my previous post.
You can also support me financially. The cost of the trip is $3,158 which each team member is responsible to raise in gifts for Northland Church. This covers air fare, insurance and other expenses. So far God has been faithful to provide through His people, my friends, family, and church members.
My remaining balance is $345 which is due May 16th. If you would like to give towards off-setting this remaining cost please do so here. If you’d like to share this like with others on social media or twitter here it is: https://giving.northlandchurch.net/donate/donate.php?name=sarah-frase
All donations are tax deductible. If for some reason I am unable to participate in the trip, your gifts will be used to support the short term missions program of the church.
If you want to pray for me and would like updates about the trip by email before and after I go, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May God bless you richly as you consider your involvement in this mission trip and may He be with you as you take the gospel and the love of Christ to others in your own life.