Greetings from the beautiful northwest! I am excited to share about an awesome opportunity I have to serve in Slovakia as a summer intern with Josiah Venture.  Over the course of my two and a half months there, we will be partnering with national churches and youth leaders as well as other interns from across America to help lead evangelistic camps. The majority of the students we will be working with are the first generation to grow up in an era of freedom, post-communism. Along with many new opportunities their parents never had, they have received many new influences—but they know virtually nothing about having a personal relationship with God. Training Center Kompas, the camp where I will be interning, has a vision to be a part of the movement of God among the youth of Slovakia that finds it home in the local church and transforms society by God’s grace.

Doing missions in Eastern Europe is something that I have been considering for the last few years, but not moved forward with because I have let fear of man issues hold me back. Through the course of the last year, the Lord has been teaching me much about learning to “FEAR NOT”, with the words of Isaiah resounding loudly in my ears, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10 (ESV). While it is not always easy, I am learning to continually choose to trust the Lord and walk His peace (Jn 14:27). And as my pastor always said, “it will cost you more to miss the will of God than to find it.”

As I continue my journey, I’m asking people to consider being a part of my prayer team that would intercede for me as I prepare for the trip and serve in Slovakia. I truly believe that prayer will be my greatest ally in this ministry.  I’m asking each prayer team member to commit to praying for me consistently and would appreciate you considering this strategic ministry on my behalf.

I also need to develop a team to assist with the costs of this mission trip, which is approximately $4,600 that needs to be raised by May 1st.  As I was officially accepted only two weeks ago, my window to raise this support is limited. While I struggle with asking for help, I don’t want to approach this summer internship solely in my own effort, and having you assist me in the area of finances is a way for you to help me attain that goal. Any financial donation you contribute is tax-deductible. If you feel God is leading you to be a part of this ministry with me, you can use the enclosed envelope and response slip. Thank you for considering being a part of this opportunity.

If you have any questions, please feel free call or email me: (309) 830.2844/ mindykaterawlins@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Grace and peace,

mindy kate

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