We hope this letter finds you well. We are writing to share about an exciting opportunity the Lord has placed before us. We have signed up to participate on a short-term mission trip led by Austin Ridge Bible Church (ARBC) at Pader in northern Uganda from January 7th to the 18th. Our focus for the week will be on providing support, encouragement and leading out with kids camps / events – sharing His truth. To find out more about Pader, please click here. Please also take the time to watch this video.
Debbie has had it on her heart to return to Uganda with Greg ever since her first short-term trip to Ggaba and Bethany village in 2007. She was impacted deeply by her time there. This trip to Pader is with African Renewal Ministry, the same group that partnered with our EV Free church in California. We have sponsored a girl from one of the orphanages in Bethany village for the last nine years. Her name is Flavia Namizzi and we have hopes of meeting her on this trip; what a highlight that will be!!
We would like to ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us on this trip. First, would you consider committing to praying for us and our team? God works in amazing ways when His people pray. We are making ourselves available to be used by God, though we desire that a team of people would take part in this ministry with us. Second, would you consider investing in the ministry by helping to send us? The total cost for us to participate is $3500 per person. We are committed to fully support ourselves, but would appreciate any amount that you may be led to donate to support us and our team members. The hope is to raise all funds by December 7th.
If you would like to send a financial gift, you can either donate online or mail a check. To donate online, please click on “TICKETS” and follow the prompts. You may also send a check payable to “Austin Ridge Bible Church” specifying “Dziem-Pader” on the memo portion of the check. Please send your checks to Global Missions Office, c/o ARBC; 9300 Bee Cave Road; Austin, TX 78733. Your gift will be placed toward the cost of the trip in an account under our name. All gifts are tax deductible. ARBC will send you a tax receipt.
Your prayers and financial support are a blessing to us, to the others going on the trip and especially for the children of Pader, Uganda! The Lord is amazing the way He works things out. This is something that we cannot do in our own strength, and must rely on Him. We are looking forward to be used by Him by serving His children in Uganda.
In His Love & Grace,
Greg & Deb