(Relaxing after church in Benin last year with some friends)
Curious minds want to know: "how can I support you as you volunteer overseas?"
I'm so glad you asked!
- First and foremost I must tell you that your prayers are essential. The longer I work in missions the more I learn that prayer is critical to everything. I'll keep updating my prayer requests on this blog--simply click on "prayer requests" under the "common threads" area on the right side of the page. This will bring up every post with prayer requests, starting with the most recent ones. And if you would like me to pray for you, just shoot me an email. I would love the chance to walk in faith with you in this way!
- Secondly, I cherish each and every email, facebook message, letter, and phone call... no matter how short & sweet or long & detailed. Just the reminder that I am not forgotten is a huge encouragement to me! See "how to contact me in West Africa" in the "welcome!" section in the top right hand corner of my blog.
- If you feel led, you can also partner with me financially. I not only volunteer my time and nursing skills, but I also pay crew fees each month to Mercy Ships--it's what keeps the ship up and running. If you feel led to support me financially, the link above will take you to a secure webpage on the Mercy Ships website. (Unfortunately, because I am a short-term missionary, any gifts made in my name to Mercy Ships are not tax-deductible.)
- And finally, please check out the Mercy Ships website. You can read specific patient stories and learn about the organization's history, mission, and values. And there's a list of open positions if you are interested in volunteering! You don't have to be a medical person (or dental or vision) to serve with Mercy Ships--we also need teachers, bakers, housekeepers, hairdressers, engineers, computer specialists, human resources, accounting, retail, hospitality, carpenters... you name it! I would love to serve alongside you.
Thank you to each and every one of you who reads my blog--it's such a huge encouragement to me to know that people care about me and what I am doing. I can't wait to share with you how God will work in Togo this year!