Dear family and friends,
As some of you may know God has opened doors for me to be able to study abroad in Israel this February. I am going as a student with Luther Rice Seminary and will be able to use the credits for the course toward my degree in Christian Education with Liberty Baptist Seminary. I am very excited about the opportunity to learn the Bible and grow in my spiritual life as I study abroad in the ‘land where Jesus walked’ February 20-29th 2012. You can view trip details by clicking here and here.
I am excited about the impact this trip and the studies along the way will have in my ministry and education. As you can expect, there are many expenses that are involved in taking a study abroad trip like this. Aside from the seminary tuition, there are travel fees, books, lectures, etc. You can be a part of this and help me obtain this “once in a lifetime” opportunity, and essentially be a ministry partner with me. You can commit to pray for traveling mercies, security and safety while in the now hostile region, and God’s provision regarding finances. Please also pray for my family while I am out of the country. My cost (which includes the tuition) is nearly $4000.00. Please prayerfully consider how God might use you to further the Gospel through my education so that I might better minister to those He has called me to serve. It is only through the generosity of friends and family that this trip will be possible for me, so both Heidi and I appreciate any help you are able to give.
Some of the places we will visit include:
- The Dead Sea
- Baptism in the Jordan River
- Mt. Carmel
- Western Wall
- Place where Jesus was most likely flogged before His crucifixion
- Temple Mount and Eastern Steps Jesus and family would have used
- Caesarea Philippi
- Garden of Gethsemane with olive trees from time of Christ
- Jesus’ Garden Tomb
- Sermon on the Mount site
- The shores of the Sea of Galilee
- And Much, Much More
This is a trip I will remember and talk about the rest of my life. Not only that, it is a trip that will help me bring the Bible to life for myself and those I teach! If you are able to be a partner in prayer, and will commit to pray daily for me (and my family that I will be away from), please let me know via mail, email, Facebook or reply comment here. Thank you in advance for prayerfully considering this opportunity to pray and give to further the Kingdom of God and my knowledge of our Savior’s blessed Word, the Bible.
If you are able to give financially, please make checks payable to: Northside Baptist Church, 1013 Carl Vinson Parkway, Centerville, GA 31028 (Re: Israel Trip, Pastor Myke)
Love in Christ,
Myke and family