Hello everyone! I just wanted to make you aware of my upcoming mission trip to the Czech Republic. This upcoming June, from the 8th-20th, I will be joining some other members of my church on a mission trip to Olomouc, Czech Republic! We will be serving side-by-side with local missionaries, building relationships with high school and college students.
Quick Facts About the Czech Republic:
1. The Czech Republic is one of the most atheistic countries in the world, with less than 1% of the population practicing Christians.
2. The Czech Republic was under Communist rule from 1948-1989, and is now a parilamentitary representative democracy.
3. According to a 2009 census, the Czech Republic has a population of 10,489,970 people.
4. Olomouc, the town in which we are going, has a population of 641,555 people (2010 estimate)
If you're interested, Mike Young (the missionary that we are joining up with) has a video with more information that was prepared the summer of 2009: http://reachczech.org/home/partner-with-us/
How we'll be reaching out:
In most of the world, English has a huge draw to non-native speakers. The "language of commerce", English is an important tool if an individual wishes to succeed. Using this as an opportunity to draw in the people, we will be hosting English classes to not only provide an opportunity for the Czech people to practice with native Engish speakers, but also to get to know them and begin building relationships.
God thrust this onto our team extremely last-minute, with about two months to prepare and fundraise. I totally have faith that if He wants for us to go, He will provide financially! Each member of the team must raise $2,500 by June 1st.
Thanks to Chipin.com, below I have an opportunity for you to help out financially if you feel compelled to! You can donate using a credit/debit card, or by transferring with a PayPal account. (Note: using ChipIn does not qualify you for a tax write-off. If you are interested in donating with the ability to get a tax write-off, email me and I'll let you know how!)
Also, I understand that many of you are not in a place to be able to help out financially. That's totally okay! What I would appreciate even more so is to pray for my team and I as we prepare and travel to Europe!