I am fundraising for me to go on this trip. I would love to make a positive change for these young women!79
I want to share with you a ministry opportunity God has presented to me. From July 29 – August 6, I will be going to Panama City, Panama with a team of about 100 women from the Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God. Our trip will focus on planning, hosting, and executing a girls conference for the whole city of Panama City.
Panama City is one of the gateways to human trafficking in Central America. 1 in 5 containers that travel through the Panama Canal carries trafficked girls in it. Incest is also prevalent in many homes in the city and has become an open door for girls to be easily persuaded into the sex slave industry. Girls literally do not want to go home at the end of the day. Panama City officials want to do everything they can to make the city known for being a safe and life-giving place for these girls to grow up. They have invited missionaries Gerritt and Tara Kenyon to host a conference for young girls in the city this summer. We will be introducing, at the conference, a new center that Missionaries Gerritt and Tara Kenyon are preparing, that will serve as a refuge and a place of encouragement for young people during difficult seasons of life. The public officials have even opened public schools for the Gospel to be shared in the classrooms because they know the kind of positive difference God’s Word makes in people’s lives (this is not a Christian government). The people are incredibly open and hungry for God’s truth and the true hope found only in Christ.
I am excited to participate in this opportunity. I heard about this opportunity from a friend I worked with. I had told her that I really wanted to go on a mission trip to give back all the blessings that were bestowed on me with my accident, but had not found a trip that inspired me yet. She told me about this trip and I felt a strong calling to go. I hope that with your help I can attend. As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people. I need to raise $1,600 by June 15th. If you can support me in a financial way, I would be very grateful. Also, I ask that you pray for everyone working to make on this project.