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I am adding this letter for support from a young man working for Campus Crusade for Christ here locally. I used to attend CCfC when I was at UNC and TOTALLY SUPPORT THE WORK THESE GUYS DO!
If anyone would like, please feel free to go to his giving page here: https://give.ccci.org/give/View/0619928?pp=Search+Results and give him some support. I appreciate the work that these guys do and I wanted to help give this young man a boost. So, if you feel like contributing even a small amount, PLEASE DO!!!!
What a great chance to share what the LORD has given us to better reach college students in our larger metro area!!!!!!
His letter is below and I appreciate your time reading this post.
July 28, 2009
Dear Friends at Tapestry Church,
I’m sorry I have not been able to contact you over the phone, so now I am sending you a letter to give you more background about myself and what I’ll be doing in the fall. My name is Rico and I have finished my final year at Towson University after fours years with a major in Religious Studies and a minor in Family Studies. During my senior year I trained and completed a marathon; working at my school’s administration building and preparing for life outside of college. For me things have changed so much since I went into college and I would like to share with you as to how. Growing up I did not have a good sense of family due to the fact of strongly did not get along with one another. My experience was so bad that I was put into a foster family, shaking the foundations of my life very hard. My outlook on life was very unoptimistic and I saw no joy in my current life.
When I came into college I had no real direction in what to do, since no one in my family had went to college before. I also did not have a good view of God or of what it meant to be a Christian. However, I found a great Christian group to be a part of which has greatly helped me in my life while in college and beyond it. For the last four years, I have been involved with an organization called Campus Crusade for Christ. The aim of Campus Crusade is broken up into three parts. The first is helping students to be introduced to Christ through conversations, outreach events, or media. The second is building them up through life changing community which includes mentoring relationships and learning how to tell others about Christ. The third and final part is sending students out and taking the message of the gospel to the world. This can be on a mission’s trip or even to their work place.
Their mission is helping build spiritual movements everywhere, so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ. As I have grown in my relationship with the Lord, I learned how to share my faith and help new believers grow in theirs as well. It has been exciting to see how God has used me to reach others with the Gospel in this country and even in Venezuela last year. Through many conferences, mission trips and interactions with friends in Campus Crusade, my faith has grown so much. I now recognize just how great God is and how I have a family through him. This fall, I have been blessed with the great opportunity to be an intern at Towson University.
We are seeing God move in unique ways at Towson University and it will be an honor in being a part of it. Currently Campus Crusade at Towson is reaching out to colleges in the nearby Baltimore area such a University of Baltimore and University of Maryland Baltimore County. I am thrilled to have a chance to reach out to these campuses more deeply and others. Before I go to Towson in the fall, I face the challenge of raising my financial support. Like many other missions organizations, Campus Crusade for Christ Workers must raise all of their financial support.
My goal is to have all of my support by August 1st. As I take this large step of faith to serve the Lord in ministry, would you prayerfully consider joining me as partner in ministry by financially supporting me for $100 per month or some other amount?
I will call you in about one week to see what you have decided and to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for considering my need.
Yours in Christ,
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Many have asked about what we are doing and what we have done with Kenya. Through a partnership of the Tapestry Church Kenya and the Global Access Foundation, we are having some affect in Kenya. We expect work focusing on humanitarian, hunger, micro-finance, education, water, and medical development in the interior of Kisii.
Watch this video we used for Sunday at the Tapestry DC.
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I just got off the phone with Kenya.
Their churches are now into the fourth day of fasting. They have spread the message through all media possible. They now expect thousands to come and there has never been a crusade to this area before. They are praying for salvations.
They are again praying through the night for us.
Would it be possible church to begin to pray for them with fervor? These wonderful people pray for us through the night and day after day and fast for GOD’s blessing on us, can we do the same for them?
I am asking that we pray. Can we stir ourselves up in the night season? Can we pray for repentance to come on their land as well as ours? Can we pray healing from the fighting that they had two years ago? Can we pray for GOD’s mercy to run through the land? I am stirred inside as I hear their voices. They are so very excited and desire to connect with you all in prayer.
Can we pray?
Can we pray for the same fire in America?
What if the truly is Revival? Could this be the time that GOD has called us to our knees? Could it be that our brothers and sisters from Africa heard the call long before us and are moving to rend the heavens? Can we humble ourselves and recognize the day of GOD’s visitation?
The harvest is truly ripe. The workers are truly few.
Let us pray…
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand…
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This is a GREAT email I just got from the pastors in Kenya. They are excited as we approach our coming crusade and events. Keep us in prayer as we eagerly approach the 31st. OK, folks, step up the prayers… We are one week away!
read below for their latest update…
Praise God man of God,
We salute you in Jesus name!!
words can not express how happy we are here, we thank God who Has provided this devine connection through His son Jesus Christ, it’s owesome my brother.
I apologise to have a wakened you such bad time, am so sorry!!! It was 8 :am here in Kenya. Let me bring to your attention that, all our arrangiments are okey and in place, part of what we have done is, we have hired a specious hall where we will conducting our daily programs, also we have hired powerful sound P.A system that can reach as many people as we want.
Rightnow the enviroment here is a were that something unique is gonna be a round by the help of the Holy Spirit of God. As am writing the circulation of posters is going on in a coverage of four districts of Kisii namely, Nyamira District,Kisii District, Masaba District and Gucha District.
Also media advertisement will biggin on wedsday this week also road advertisment will be on suterday,sunday and monday respectfuly.We are expecting you to meet between 1000 to 1500 delgates in the conference who will come to listen from you.
We will come to Nairobi to welcome you with some members of my board after wich you will meet the leader of Microfinance. I am sending you a sample of the poster today through e-mail.
It’s going to be a great moment to have you in Kenya-Kisii.Please hope to hear from you soon.
Pastor Onesmus Mark Omesa.
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Ok, so the orientation is wrong, but you have to watch this really cool video. Anna crawled up into my lap while no one was paying attention and I picked her up between beats and totally kept ripping the djembe! Now, that is COOL!
Right in the middle of the worship set!
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Look at this great picture! That was a fun night…
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