Today I would like to introduce you to the Wright family. Mike, Deb, and Samantha Wright have been attending New Life Church for about 1 year. I tell you about them today because they are planning a Spring Vacation that is bucking the trend. No hitting the ski slopes or spending lazy afternoons on the beach for this family. They are heading out on a Medical Mission Trip to St. Lucia with an organization called Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE). Here is a description of what they will be doing on the trip:
The March 2010 Short-term Medical Team Mission trip will provide compassionate health care as a means of evangelism. They will serve in several communities throughout the Island, working in partnership with the local Association of Baptist Churches. Although the St. Lucian Ministry of Health provides some care, many in outlying regions cannot access or afford this care. ABWE's team will coordinate with local personnel to ensure on-going care of both physical and spiritual needs for those seen. Extensive patient histories will be gathered to determine spiritual need. Those expressing interest in the message of salvation will be counseled. Those professing faith in Christ will be discipled by ABWE missionaries in cooperation with local evangelical churches.
This is an exciting adventure for the Wright family, and they need our help in few of ways:
- Pray for the Wrights and their team before and during their trip which will be March 18-29, 2010.
- The Wrights still need to raise about $1800 to finish paying for their expenses for this trip. If you have resources that could help meet this need, you can donate by clicking here, and designating your gift for "Wrights-St.Lucia".
- Their team is looking to bring several items with them. If you have access to any of these items please leave a comment on this post or call the church office 503-656-8600. The items are:
- One pastor would like a large print Thompson Chain study Bible/ another, a KJV study Bible
- 2- regular or cordless microphones (new or used)
- KJV or NKJV Bibles
- overhead transparencies for printers
- pedestal speakers (2)
- printer paper
- school supplies:notebooks, pencils, crayons, college paper, etc.
- school books, coloring books
- deodorant, bath gel, sneakers sizes 5-10 (black)
- children's shoes: size 2ff