Friends and Family:
And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when Paul3had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
~ Acts 16:6-10
Over the past several years I have been blessed to travel to various parts of the world in order to serve in the mission field. Sometimes these trips were planned for and sought after, other times these trips presented themselves to me unexpectedly. Although I may have never of been given a vision in the night of a man calling me to a location in order to help them, I feel the Lord has pointed me in a direction as I was asking Him how I should use my time. This summer will be no different as a few weeks ago Kenya wasn’t even on my radar, however after some prayer and guidance of those around me it appears the Lord is opening a door in this direction.
I have been presented the opportunity to travel to Kenya with The Village Church, June 17-28, where we will be serving alongside our longest serving missionaries. The Smiths have been in Kenya for many years and we will be joining them to aid in the running of sports camps through the ministry Sports Friends. These camps are more than simply teaching kids to play sports, they are seeking the opportunity to present the Gospel and ensure those who hear are connected to churches in area. Here is a short video on the ministry.
Will you partner with us?
- Pray: Pray for our team as we prepare our hearts to go and board a plane on June 17.
- Give: I will need to raise $2000 of the $3000 by May 20th in order to purchase plane tickets. You can contribute here through our church (setting up an account is easy and allows for a tax deduction).
- Check – Make it out to The Village Church (“KENYA I – Nick Elizondo” in the memo line)
- Cash – The Village Church (“KENYA I – Nick Elizondo” on the envelope)
- Note: Cash or check can be dropped in any offering box or mailed to The Village Church, 2101 Justin Rd, Flower Mound, Tx 75028
It is both an honor and a privilege to go to spread the Gospel to all who will hear. We are going praying to faithfully plant seeds and water them while pleading with the Lord to reap a harvest among those we are laboring for His Names sake. Thank you for taking the time to read this email, I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you on this further.
“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God.” — John Piper