This summer I’ll be joining an awesome group of people from Desert Springs Bible Church as we travel to Uganda, Africa. While we’re there, we’ll be building houses for an organization called Watoto Childcare Ministries. This ministry is one that was started as a response to the many children in Uganda who have been left poor and orphaned due to disease and war.
While I have been on missions trips before, most of them were in areas of Northeastern Europe. On those trips, I helped to run English camps for teens. Still, I’ve never been to Africa in any capacity, so I am extremely excited to travel to this part of the world and help impact it for Christ. And, while I know I’ve never been on a mission trip quite like this before, the background I do have with missions has shown me that I always end up leaving with some amazing experiences!
Besides the fact that it will take place in Africa, there is yet another reason why this mission trip will be different than any other mission trip I have ever been a part of. I’m happy to say that I am married to a wonderful woman, and we have one super awesome son! My family means the world to me, and this will be the first time I go overseas on a mission trip while being a husband, a father, and a man who works full time to provide for my family. Suffice to say, this definitely makes raising support a completely different and interesting task.
With this in mind, I’ll be utilizing my computer networking skills to raise the financial support I will need in order to go to Uganda this summer. I’ll be working hard and doing my best to generate business that will directly support the trip.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous to see if I can get any business to come my way… but the fund raising process of mission trips is always a faith raising process as well.