5 of the Carpenters are heading to Guinea in June on a short term missions trip through Common Ground Church. Derrick, Kallie, Lydia, Kayla, and Elyce will be visiting a missionary located in Conakry, Guinea and serving with local ministries and churches to bring the good news of Jesus Christ. We are blessed as a family to have children who know and love Jesus and desire to serve Him in their daily lives. This will be an opportunity for us to stretch our faith muscles and let God work through us in a fresh and unique way. Not only do we look forward to our own faith and commitment to Jesus grow, we look forward seeing God at work in a very different culture and society than our own.
What Will We Do?
The missionary we will serve with is Joanna with Envision Guinea. We love Joanna and the organization she is with because their philosophy of ministry is to partner with local churches and local pastors rather than replace them or compete with them. That means whomever may be exposed to Jesus through our efforts will have a local congregation that can serve and disciple them. The city we are going to has 2 million residents who mostly live in extreme poverty. We will help provide eye glasses to those who need them as well as serve in a youth center. We know that our girls will enjoy serving kids and looking for opportunities to share about Jesus. The home that the missionaries live in is a blessing, but poorly constructed creating unnecessary headaches. Derrick is hoping to be able to make their life better and free them up for ministry by fixing or updating whatever the home needs.
About Guinea -
Guinea is a country in West Africa with rampant poverty and spiritual need. The primary beliefs lean toward Islam and Animism. Animism is the belief that there are many spirits, most of them malevolent, and they need to be appeased in order for life to go well. There is such freedom when they learn that there is one Spirit Who is the Master of all, is good, and loves them. Surrender to this one true God gives life and freedom from the fears and superstitions and promises eternal life. The best news is that this is actually true, and eternal life is found through what this God has done through His Son Jesus Christ.
Please consider giving to this trip. We pray that those in Guinea will be greatly blessed, and we know that this be another catalyst in the spiritual growth of those going on the trip. This is a big endeavor but we believe that Gods work done God' way never lacks Gods provision.
Pray for God to bolster local ministries in Guinea and that lives will be saved.
Pray that all visas and requirements for travel will come through smoothly.
Pray for the hearts of the Carpenter family that God will prepare them for His service to His glory.
Pray for Jesus to return soon, but that until then we will be found faithful!
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