Partnering in Faith

 Partnering In Faith

It was just three weeks ago that my husband and I were asked to travel with a team on a mission trip to Kenya. We knew about the trip that had been in the works for months but decided not to go. We had already committed to going back to Honduras in October and the cost of the Kenya trip was so HIGH compared to Honduras.

We definitely have intentions of serving in Africa someday, being that our God-daughter whom we sponsor through a children’s ministry lives there. However, with us working on baby step 6 in Financial Peace University and trying to get to baby step 7, we were certain we could not pay the $12,000 needed for both trips 100% debt free. For us, it has to be debt free or not at all.

We told our missions pastor it would be impossible for us to pay the entire cost for the trip and that it was such short notice. We had a week to raise the first part of the deposit money for our flight. His reply was, “Is it short notice for God?“. Of course, I believe that nothing is impossible with God. So I had my Mary, mother of Jesus moment and pretty much replied, “Lord; let it be unto me according to thy word.” That day I signed my husband and I’s name on the list of people traveling to Kenya in June.

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We’re All In | Honduras Mission Trip

Saidah Washington

Have you heard the news? My husband and I are going to Honduras in partnership with a local ministry in Tegucialpa.

We will be working with a locally run outreach ministry called L.A.M.B. They run several ministries in and around Tegucigalpa, including the Alonzo Movement, a ministry to get boys and girls off the street. They also run a safe house, school, and a children’s home.

 

We will be sharing the love of Jesus of Christ, working at the children’s home during construction, and playing with the kids. It’s going to be a full week of listening to, learning from and loving on the people we meet in Tegucigalpa.

 

The neighborhood we’ll be serving is largely Hispanic, so we’ll be participating in bilingual worship.

Mission Trip

Please pray for this mission trip experience. Pray for our team who is going – that we would learn about the community we’re visiting and grow closer to Jesus.

 

Pray for the community members who we meet – that we could love and honor them well. Pray especially for the kids who we’ll get to do ministry with – that they would connect the love we show with the love Jesus has for them.

 

In addition, please consider supporting us financially. The cost of our trip is $3,000 with $1,500 is due by July 15th. Between my online tribe here at A Proverbs Wife, family, friends, and fundraising we should be able to have the deposit on time and the remaining balance before we leave.

 

Financial gifts can be made through Paypal to aproverbswife@gmail.com using this link. Again, thank you for your support.

Honduras Mission Trip

I will be tracking the fundraiser in my planner and sharing updates on Instagram as the boxes get filled up. I drew this mission trip tracker so that I can see where we’re at when I’m away from my computer.

 

Mission Trip

 

My plan is to share as much of the process with you as possible. This is new territory for us, so we’re in the learning phase. We have many friends who are missionaries that are guiding us in the process and it’s been helpful.

 

I will share updates as we get closer to our travel date and also share updates while we’re in Honduras. Most of them will be YouTube so make sure you’re subscribed to my channel.

 

Let me leave you with a video I made last night about our decision to become missionaries.