By donating, you are helping raise part of my salary and taking a major burden off the ministry.
For the last 3 years, I have had the privilage to be involved with Mountain T.O.P. Mountain T.O.P. is a non-profit ministry affiliated with the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their aim is to spread God;s word while meeting the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people we work with. They have both youth and adult ministries that help the impoverished families of the Cumberland Mountain region of Tennessee through various jobs. Some of these jobs are building porches, sheds, painting, yard work, and just being their to support the people through prayer and compassion. Last year, they had over 2,000 campers from approximately 120 churches across the U.S. come and work with close to 700 families!
Last summer, I was a Ministry Coordinator. I was the hands and feet of the ministry, spending most of the week interacting with people of the county and helping guide campers on their walk with God. It was one of the most rewarding things i had ever done. I grew so much in my faith and as a person. This summer, God has called me back to the mountain as a member of the AIM staff. In this role, i will be working directely with special needs and at risk kids in the county.
As with other missons, we are required to raise part of our expenses for the summer. I need to raise a total of $2,200. This will cover my living and travel expenses, as well as, a portion of my salary so that more money can be used towards the needs of the community. I know at this time our economy is not in good shape, and we are all feeling it. The people that we work with in Tennessee feel it even more. The counties we serve are some of the poorest counties in the United States. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated and help take a major burden off the ministry.
The work we do at Mountain T.O.P. would not be possible without the partnerships we form with the community and our friends back home. Please be in prayer about the decision to partner with me and Mountain T.O.P. . As a partner, I ask that you pray for me, my fellow staff, the campers, and the people we work with and if possible, financially support me in whatever way you can. Every little bit is greatly appreciated by the ministry. Thank you for your time and God Bless.