A few months ago, I felt God put it on my heart pursue a mission trip. It is something that I have wanted to do my whole life, but I always seemed to come up with a list of excuses. I felt that I never had enough time, or money, or Bible verses memorized. The truth is I felt unqualified. I still feel that way at times, but I am trusting that God will work all things for good (Romans 8:28 ), as I use everything He has already given me. He knows my heart and my resources, and yet He says, “Go.”
This trip will be from the 4th-19th of June, and I will be traveling with a team of ten amazing people to serve alongside His Call Church in Nagoya, Japan. We will be helping them prepare for their Destiny Conference , as well as just reaching out and loving the people of Nagoya.
Less than 1% of Japan’s population is Christian, and they also have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. This is largely due in part to the lack of community, or “hikikomori ” (isolation). Suicide is also not considered a sin in Japan, but is more often seen as taking responsibility.
My prayer is that they know how loved they are by God and that we love them too. As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression, I want them to know that there is hope for every struggle they will ever face, and that they are not alone.
The funds will be used for transportation, food, and also to help cover my expenses back home, as I will not be getting paid for the 2 weeks I will be in Japan. We are also planning to throw a Hawaiian party for our gracious hosts, and we will be supplying all the food and entertainment.
I would need the donations no later than the 3rd of June. Any amount given would be an incredible blessing, and I’m believing with all my heart that God will provide. Even if you cannot give financially, your prayers would mean so much to me as well.
I created a GoFundMe account for donations, but if you would like to donate by means of cash, check, money order, Venmo, etc. instead, please let me know. I cannot wait to share all that God will do on this trip! Thank you in advance for all of your support.
“I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through the Anointed One, Jesus Christ!” Philippians 4:19 TPT