Ellen's "Journey" Experience
Organized by: Ellen Chow
Hi my name is Ellen Chow and I am a full-time student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This summer I will be embarking on a mission trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil so I am currently raising money for my trip. Please support me by praying for me or financially supporting my trip. The trip is be part of a program called Journey run by BCNE.
Journey is a leadership development experience for adult youth leaders who have never been overseas on a mission trip. It is sponsored by the Baptist Convention of New England. This is the third year Journey has been offered. The team is comprised of seven team members representing seven different congregations across New England and two team leaders. I have been selected to participate in this amazing opportunity. The highlight of this experience will be going to Brazil in June 2016. There we will learn and serve the community wherever we are needed alongside fellow Christ followers.
First, I would love and appreciate it if you would support my Journey experience through prayer. I have personally felt God call me to missions this past year and this will be my first step into exploring His purpose for my life. I am a bit nervous but I have confidence that even though I am by no means a perfect human being, God will use me despite my sin and brokenness in ways I never could have imagined. You can pray for me that I will have the strength and persistence to continue to walk with God through this process and be willing to enter into His plan for me without hesitation or reservation.
Another important aspect of this experience is learning how the greater body of Christ supports those on mission; as a result, I have been asked to raise a portion of my funds. I would like to ask you to consider financially supporting this opportunity. The total amount that I am required to raise is $2100. My goal for funds raised through CrowdRise is $500. I will also be personally contributing $500.Any money raised above my goal will be used for ministry projects in Rio as God leads.
I would be honored by your participation in my Journey experience. I hope to have all my support raised by April 30, 2016. Thank you for considering to support me in whatever way you can whether it is through prayer or giving financially. If you have any questions for me about this experience or anything else, feel free to reach out and contact me.
- Ellen Chow