Please support me in traveling to Detroit over spring break to have an opportunity to serve the community.
As you may know, Detroit, Michigan, is one of the largest cities in America and was once a booming industrial capital at the center of American automotive sucess. But as the motor vehicle industry declined, racial tensions rose, drugs became more prevalent and many people moved out of the city of Detroit. Today Detroit has little more than 700,000 residents and struggles with dilemmas such as tens of thousands of abandoned homes, one of the highest violent crime levels in the United States and a deeply problematic educational system.
God has called a team of Gordon students to travel to Detroit over our upcoming spring break, March 8-16, through Gordon's U.S. Exposure program. We will be continuing Gordon's relationship with Mack Avenue Community Church, a young congregation planted by three pastors commissioned from the Gordon area. We will have the opportunity to serve by doing various work projects, evangelism and other community outreach. We will also have the priviledge to learn from the people of MACC, hear their stories, and experience the way that they live missionally and intentionally as a Christ-centered community in the midst of a broken city. You can read more about Mack Avenue Church at http://www.mackave.com
The cost of this trip is $1000 per person, which covers travel, foodand housing, and other expenses. The full amount is due February 22. We would like to ask for your help in raising this money and would appreciate your gift in any amount.
Even more importantly we ask for your prayers- regardless of whether or not you choose to give financially. Our prayers is that the entire trip will be to God's glory. We do not know what exactly this will entail, but we believe that God has ordained this trip and that He will be working in us in Detroit. We look forward to what He has in store, and yet we also acknowledge that the entire process must be covered in prayer. Please partner with us in this way, praying for prepared hearts and for an effective trip that will honor the Lord and serve His purposes.
YOU CAN ALSO ASK ME PERSONALLY TO SEND YOU AN ENVELOPE IF YOU WOULD RATHER SEND THE MONEY IN THE MAIL RATHER THAN ONLINE.