Dear Friends and Family,
I am excited to let you all know about another exciting mission opportunity that we have. Once again Jill and I will be venturing out on a missions trip with staff and students from Rock County Christian School. In years past we have helped flood victims in Iowa and assisted with a church in Costa Rica. This April 16-21 we will be ministering in a poverty-stricken community in Hazel Green, Kentucky.
While in Kentucky, we will be assisting the Bear Pen Community Church and the Impact Missions organization in various ministries of mercy and evangelism. Our activities will include nursing home visits, community outreach, participating in church and evangelistic services, as well as assisting area families in much needed home-repair work.
As I think about our agenda in Kentucky, my mind automatically wanders to Galatians 2. The beginning of this chapter has the Apostle Paul before the Council of Jerusalem defending his gospel ministry. In the end, the Council gives their blessing and charges Paul to take the glorious gospel of grace to the gentile people. However, in a seemingly unrelated way, right after discussing issues of law and grace, after charging Paul to preach the gospel, the Council then reminds him to, “remember the poor” (vs. 10), which Paul states he was eager to do. Preaching the gospel and remembering the poor is great way to summarize this trip.
We can’t do this without you. Would you consider joining us in the endeavor by supporting Jill and I? We have two big needs when it terms of support. First, we need your prayers. More powerful than anything else you can do, we desperately need your prayers. Specifically, we are looking for five prayer partners who would commit to specifically praying for us on this trip. If you are willing to do this, please let me know by responding to this e-mail.
Of course, we also are in need to financial support. We need to raise about $600 in order to make this trip possible. We could use any amount that you would be able to send. All gifts are tax-deductible. If you would like to help us, please send a check to:
Rock County Christian School
916 Bushnell Street
Beloit, WI 53511
Please make sure to write “Thompsons missions trip” in the memo line of the check.
While we prepare for our trip wit various fundraisers and event, you can keep up to date by checking out our missions blog at http://rccsmisssions.wordpress.com. There you will see pictures, announcements and updates on our trip.
Thank you once again for all of your support.
Because of Grace,
Kevin and Jill Thompson