A Letter Concerning Missions

jeffscurlock —  February 1, 2012 — Leave a comment

THIS LETTER IS NOT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD IN BREWTON ALABAMA. YOU   THITHE,  ARE ASKED TO GIVE TO MISSIONS, SUPPORT THE BUILDING FUND AND ALL OF THE DEPARTMENT FUND RAISERS. BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT THIS LETTER IS NOT INTENDED FOR YOU.

Dear Friends and Acquaintances

I believe in the mission of the church and I believe one of those missions is to spread the gospel around the world. I have a big heart for world missions. Supporting missionaries and missions endeavors is very important part of my calling as a church leader.

I believe that it’s important for believers to experience trips outside of the United States for the purpose of seeing, touching and encouraging missions endeavors. I hope in the future to lead individuals from our church on many missions trips.

I personally have only been on three Mission trips outside of the U.S.  I have traveled to India, Honduras and Ecuador.  In asking God what he wanted my life to be like in the future I felt impressed that I should make at least one missionary trip per year.

Recently I was made aware of the opportunity to go to Haiti for free with the agreement that I would come home and have a fund raising day for that work. While I have no problem raising money for the missions work, I feel the Holy Spirit leading me in a different direction.  While in prayer one day I felt the Lord telling me to not go on that trip but to take a trip in which I would “GET MY HANDS DIRTY”.  The name of a lifelong friend came to mind immediately. My friend has a ministry in Haiti that is building schools and orphanages.  I contacted him and told him the next time he went to Haiti to “work” that I wanted to go with him.  As a result of that contact I plan to go to Haiti in March. While there we will be painting a new facility and ministering to children.

Here is where you can help me.  I need financial support to make this trip and future trips. I’m not asking the church where I pastor to help (which is normally done) because of the amount of giving they are already doing.

You can help me by writing a check made Payable to: First Assembly of God in any amount. On the memo line write, “pastor’s missions trips”.  If I receive more than I need for Haiti the rest will be put toward my next trip. You will receive giving credit and will be mailed a receipt at the end of the year for your tax return.

Pay To: First Assembly of God

Memo: Pastors Missions Trips

Mail to: Jeff Scurlock

First Assembly of God

108 Florida Street

East Brewton, AL 36426

Thank You, I know you will be blessed.

Jeff Scurlock

jeffscurlock

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