heading back in march…

well friends, i kinda told you last post, but i will be heading back over to south africa in march for another 10-day adventure. this time, being more exploratory for my long-term mission which looks to tentatively take place beginning october 2008.

i hate talking money but when you start talking missions… money inevitably follows. below is a link to my support letter. check it out if you want, but more importantly… please pray for God to lay on the hearts of people – the desire to give. and pray as well, for my preparation for this trip, as this will be incredibly different than the first time. it is obvious that i will be heading over with different eyes and a heart already eager to enter the mission field long-term. pray that my heart would be prepared now for whatever the outcome is… whether it will be a continuation of the “waiting room” or the absolute confirmation that it will be time to go. whatever… just my heart ready to hear God’s Will. the leadership team left this morning to check out the transkei situation… so please be praying for that. a lot of clarification is hoping to come from their meetings there.

here’s the gist of my march letter. the nitty-gritty stuff no one likes to have to say…

As you can imagine, a trip like this requires quite a bit of financial support through my own saving efforts as well as from a number of people like you. I need to raise approximately $3,000 by February 13, 2008 in order to participate in the mission trip.

Deposit Schedule:
• $500 due on 11/13/2007 (refundable until 12/13/07)
• An additional $1,000 due on 12/13/2007 (non-refundable)
• Remaining balance of $1,500 due on 2/13/2008

If you can support me financially, I would be very grateful. But, more importantly, I covet your prayers. I wasn’t sure how I was going to cover the cost of last year’s trip, but through much faith and prayer, God provided. Just as He says He will.

If you want to give, you can send your donation to:

Westside Family Church
c/o Crystal Renaud
8500 Woodsonia Drive
Lenexa, KS 66227

Make checks payable to Oceans of Mercy and the memo line: Crystal Renaud – WFC


as an easier route to give toward this mission, you can give online. just click the image below. a forewarning: although easy, this is not necessarily the preferred method since paypal will deduct a processing fee from your donation amount. if you want me to get every cent, please mail your gift or give to me in person.

i so appreciate your love, prayer and support through all of this.
thank you so much for walking this adventurous road this with.
it feels good to know i am not alone.

again… if you’d like a real letter mailed to you, i’d be happy to send you one. or even if you just want to be kept up to date on my progress, prayer requests, etc. fill out the form below.





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