Dear Friends and Family,
I hope this finds you well and as excited about 2020 as I am. A new year lets us anticipate a fresh start and hope for the future. One for me is a new grandson expected in March. The other is an exciting opportunity I want to share with you and hope you will partner with me in some way.
I will be involved with the East European Missions Network (EEMN.org) traveling to Slovakia for several weeks in July (1-20th).
A visiting member of this group gave a presentation at our church late last year and it just struck me that I could possibly fulfill a childhood dream of going to the mission field. I did not jump into this lightly. I prayed about it, asked some close friends to do the same and investigated the organization and their programs. My prayer was, “Lord, if this is not Your will, please close the door”. Not only have no doors closed, but my limited location and date window was willingly received. I begin team training in just a few weeks.
The EEMN works in former communist countries faced with the challenge of rebuilding the spiritual foundation of Christianity, left almost void by several generations who have been influenced by governmental control and atheism. Established almost 30 years ago, this group has worked to build support teams by equipping all age groups with resources and personal contact from fellow Christians.
My focus will be working with the children leading a day camp with crafts, games and music, much like our VBS programs. Most of you know that is right down my alley! I would like to ask you to partner with me financially, if possible, to make this journey. The total cost is almost $3000 per team member.
I would ask you to prayerfully consider helping me reach this call of serving several hundred children in the 2 locations we will visit. If you feel this is an opportunity you can be a part of, please respond by returning this form and any contribution you feel led to include to me by March 15th if possible.
Please respond as the Lord leads you by using the form below and sending to me at:
Mary Hutchens, 503 Hadley Dr, Lexington, NC 27295
Thank you and God Bless as we work together sharing the Great Commission, Matt. 28:19-20.