BENEFITING: New Covenant Missions, Inc.
*If you don't need to use a credit card, please mail in your tax-deductible donations as noted at the bottom of this fundraiser.
I spend 3 months of every year in Africa and my family has never seen what I do!
Since 2011, I have been traveling internationally (mainly Africa) about 6 times per year for Mission work. My children have never seen the ministry work I do in the field! My wife has been once, but has never seen me preach in Africa! This is a fundraiser to change all of that! This Fall we hope to bring our family to meet the wonderful Ethiopians that I spend so much of my time with and visit the incredible work that God has done through our ministry in Ethiopia! Would you consider giving and helping us to make this dream a reality?
Special note: in addition to sending my family with me, this trip will support the training and baptisms of at least 15 new believers coming from a pretty radical muslim background!
The back story....
With no prior missionary or even international experience, in the Spring of 2008 God radically stirred our hearts to pursue His dream of seeing true worship arise from every tribe in Africa. After 3 years of challenging preparation, God led us to Colorado Springs where we would volunteer as prayer and worship leaders at Every Home for Christ (EHC). This led to a paid position where I worked directly with Christian leaders in 105+ different nations with a primary focus of overseeing offices in 37 African nations. Spirit and the kids continued volunteering at the EHC Prayer Room, praying for the missions work happening all throughout the world.
In 2013, It was time to return to our hometown and be back with family. God led me to serve as Executive Director for New Covenant Missions, headquartered in Liberty Lake at that time. Since 2013, God has done incredible things for the ministry of New Covenant Missions and it has quadrupled in output, with over 160 African Church Planter families being supported through our fundraising efforts! 100+ locally sustained churches are being started every year, multiple communities are being impacted with free medical services, clean water projects, widow and orphan projects, and more!
My family has watched me take over a half dozen teams of Americans to Ethiopia and heard me share stories over and over again about what God is doing, but they have never experienced it first hand!
While in Ethiopia our family mission will be to deliver 50 solar powered audio bibles for the illiterate people of the Hamar tribe, we will visit our teams to give them encouragement and prayer while discovering new ways to empower them in the work, I will speak at Sunday church services and various other gatherings, and Spirit and Sophie will help lead worship music at various celebration events!
We hope to be able to make this trip happen at the very end of September but we need your help to raise the funds needed to go! The cost of airfare alone is $1,770 per person.
Would you prayerfully consider giving a tax-deductible donation today?
By the way...
You can save crowdrise and credit card processing fees by simply mailing in a check with a note designating it to the Laursen Family Trip to:
New Covenant Missions, PO Box 218 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-0218