Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brandon & Marissa's Mission Trip!

Two of our children, Brandon & Marissa, are planning to go on a short-term missions trip next month. Here is a letter from them asking you to invest in their ministry.
Brad & Mary Hawkins

Dear Friends & Family,

We would like to share with you the opportunity the Lord has given us to serve in Kokstad during our school break on a short-term mission trip! We will be part of a Word of Life Missions team called SMASH (Students Ministering And Serving Him). Through SMASH, young people from around Durban have the opportunity to minister in South Africa for a week. 

Our trip to Kokstad will be from 2-8 October. We will have a few meetings before our trip for training. Along with the rest of our team, we will learn how to share the Gospel clearly, effectively share our personal testimonies, and spend time preparing for specific ministry opportunities. This will be a great chance for us to develop team unity as well as prepare for our time in Kokstad. 

While in Kokstad, we will work with Word of Life Missionaries and alongside First Baptist Church of Kokstad, running Holiday Bible Club (VBS) and ministering in a variety of ways in order to share the Gospel with those we meet. Our team will also have a chance to do work projects at the church. We will have a full schedule, sharing the hope of salvation with as many people as we can! 

We are writing to invite you to be a part of what God is going to do through this team in Kokstad. We are currently putting together a team of people who will invest in the work financially as well as through prayer. Will you commit to pray for us, both as we prepare for the trip and while we are in Kokstad? In addition to prayer support, together we need to raise $400 for trip expenses (food, lodging, transportation, ministry funds, etc.). Will you consider joining our financial team by giving a special gift toward our goal? Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can be part of what God is doing through SMASH Kokstad! 

If you are interested in financially being a part of our team to reach youth in Kokstad, you can follow this link - https://give.wol.org/06113c. Please write Hawkins SMASH in the summary as a reference, and let us know the amount so that we can keep track of progress toward our goal. If you are giving from within South Africa, we have included the banking details below. We are excited to see how the Lord will lead us through this experience and opportunity! 

Brandon & Marissa Hawkins 

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” Psalm 96:2-3 

Word of Life South Africa FNB Clearwater Branch code: 254-005 Account # 62009024093

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