Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Support for Missions in Guatemala

Sondra and I are going on a mission trip to Guatemala in July. Here is a letter that we are sending out asking you to pray for our team and to consider supporting us financially. Thanks for praying and considering a financial gift as well.

Dear friends and family,
Paul and I have the opportunity to be a part of a mission trip to Guatemala.  We will be going July 8-15, 2017 with a group from Hermitage Hills Baptist Church.  This is Sondra’s fourth trip to Guatemala and Paul’s first.  Our focus this year is discipleship and training through vacation bible school for children and discipleship and bible study for youth and adults.  In previous years part of our time has been spent on construction, but that is not our focus this time.  The church project in Las Conchas is almost complete, and we actually hope to hold the first service in that location while we are there!  What a celebration this will be!
We are asking that you would consider supporting us in this trip in two possible ways. First, we ask that you pray. Pray for the time of preparation during the next several weeks, for the days that we are away, and for the many incredible things that God will do through this trip. Second, we are committed to pay as much as possible toward the expenses involved, but ask if you might consider supporting us financially.  The total trip will cost approximately $1,100.00 each.   This covers airfare, lodging, meals, insurance and trip supplies.  Many of you know that Paul’s position at LifeWay was eliminated in February. With the uncertainty of our future, we still felt strongly that we should be part of this mission trip when we made the commitment to go to Guatemala. The Lord has graciously called Paul to a place of ministry at Friendship Community Church in Old Hickory, TN and they are very supportive of us continuing with our plans to participate in this trip.   Your gift of support will be tax deductible by donating directly to Hermitage Hills Baptist Church.   Please include “GT Mission trip” on the check or envelope along with our name.  You may mail a check to:
Missions Office
Hermitage Hills Baptist Church
3475 Lebanon Pike
Hermitage, TN 37076

If you would like to give online, go here.  You will want to choose Mission Trip Support from the drop down menu to designate your gift for the trip.  You can put GT Missions/Turner in the comment box. 

Any money that you contribute for this mission trip can only be used for mission expenses incurred for this trip. If we receive more money than is needed or budgeted, it will be held for a year in an account to be used for our next mission trip.  Any unused funds will roll over into the mission account and will then assist others to participate on mission trips.  We sincerely thank you for your encouragement and support.


Paul and Sondra

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