Every year as we solidify the team that will give up two weeks of their summer to invest in the lives of young people in the Czech Republic, I give them a warning and a promise.
God will stretch your faith and you will see Him perform miracles.
This year's trip has already been no different.
Up until a few weeks ago, the team was struggling to believe God would come through financially. Donations were down, plane ticket prices were up, and it was discouraging to see week after week only a few hundred dollars (if that) come in, when we needed a few thousand.
The deadline to purchase our plane tickets came and went three weeks ago, and we were still over $6,000 away. As the leader of the trip, I was starting to prepare my "I don't think you'll be able to go to Czech this year" speech to give to two of our four team members.
We were all getting pretty discouraged. It was the toughest year fundraising for plane tickets ever.
But God was setting us up for something amazing.
Our team pushed through in prayer, asking God to open doors and bring the money in. One week ago, we still needed over $2,000.
And every penny (and then some!) came in. One team member herself brought in enough to be fully funded for the trip.
God performed a miracle.
We are happy and excited to announce that as of Friday, May 8, we purchased plane tickets for our trip to Czech! This always gives a sense of confidence among the team members — we really are going.
We would like to thank all of you who have prayed for and donated towards this year's trip to the Czech Republic. Because of your overwhelming generosity, we have been able to purchase the plane tickets and finalize some details of the trip.
The stretching isn't over yet, though. While we are rejoicing in the over what God and you did to provide our plane tickets, the team as a whole still needs $1,800 total to cover our leadership conference, food, and lodging.
If you have been considering donating to the trip, there is still a need! We ask that you pray about how you can help support our team as we reach out to youth in the most atheistic country in the world.
Partner with Us
Our team still has a total of $1,800 to raise to cover food, lodging, and our leadership conference. Please pray about partnering with us to reach young people in the Czech Republic with the gospel of Christ. Click the button below to make a secure, online, tax-deductible donation today!
Photo Credit: Angelo DeSantis (Creative Commons)
Categorised in: Czech Republic, Missions, Tags: Czech, Czech 2015, Mission Trips