Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Leavin' on a jet plane...

So here's the deal...

God has provided an opportunity for me to share my gifts in worship and music with a group of people I never would have dreamed of. In May, my family is sending me on a missions trip to Armenia with a two-fold purpose. The first is to see hundreds of Armenians make a real connection to the living Christ, having their sins wiped away for ever. The second is to equip the worship pastors in that country with the tools they need to stir God's presence among the people they serve week to week.

I am amazed by the Father's plans and I am humbled to present myself to Him for a three-city tour of Armenia in the space of 10 days. I am leaving my two small children and beautiful wife, Cori for that time because I believe that God can use me dynamically to change lives in the power of the Gospel alive in worship and teaching...

...Can you believe with me?

If you have been blessed by my ministry over the years or you have a connection to me personally, I am asking you to consider partnering with me in two ways.

First, I am asking all of you to pray for me through the first two weeks of May as my team and I are gearing up for this intense time of ministry. Pray that many would have their lives transformed through God's grace at work in our team and that we would be safe, strengthened by the Holy Spirit to do every good thing we are called to accomplish.

Secondly, I believe that many of you would be willing to partner financially with me to reach my goal of $2200.00 to pay for my travel expenses. My family and I want to bear a large portion of this cost, but I know that some of you understand that when you sow seed into another person's ministry, you receive a harvest from their work as well. That is why I am asking each of you reading to consider a gift of $10, $100 or $1,000 to invest in God's work for the people of Armenia.

If you feel led to give to my work in Armenia, you can simply send a check (payable to Freedom Valley) to me and I will deposit them into an account for me at Freedom Valley. Be sure to write "Missions-Armenia" in the memo, but do not write my name directly on the check if you want the gift to remain tax-deductible. Simply add a post-it with my name with the check to make sure it gets to me.

You can hand the check directly to me or mail it to the church (address below) with my name on the front of the envelope. It's that simple. Please consider giving any size donation to move me where I'm needed, sharing the love of Christ with people a half a world away!!

Blessings to all of You!!

Freedom Valley Worship Center
c/o Jeremiah Herbert
3185 York Road
Gettysburg PA, 17325