You girls know I’m a missionary girl at heart and so when I heard my sweet friend, Shelley Hendrix, was planning on going on a missions cruise, I wanted to tell you about it. Perhaps God is calling you to go with her – maybe He’s calling you to give so she and her family can go – He may just be calling you to pray. But I would ask that you prayerfully consider what God would have you to do about the cruise with a cause!
Here’s a note from Shelley to help you as you pray. There’s LOTS of info here–So thank you for taking the time to read! 🙂
In 2008, Stephen and I were honored to be a part of Praisefest Ministries’ Cruise with a Cause. We had heard of this ministry before, but really had NO idea what to expect. It was beyond what we could have anticipated! We thought we were simply going on a Christian cruise where we’d do some ministry work in the Bahamas.
From the time we boarded, we were blown away. Every single person on the chartered ship was united right from the start.
We were all there to take the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the Bahamas. I wish I could explain everything we experienced and everything we saw while we were there.
|Bahamafest 2008–tens of thousands of people showed up!|
|Anthony Evans leading worship in the school where Stephen & I got to share the Gospel.|
In 2008, over 10,000 people made public professions of faith in Jesus Christ! And not only that, they gave CWAC permission to give their names and contact info to the pastors and missionaries already in the Bahamas so that they could be followed up with as well.
This year, we are heading to Jamaica as the government there has INVITED us into every school, hospital, prison and streets. I wish I could write everything that is planned for this next one. Instead, I want to give you an opportunity to watch a short video that will tell more than I can:
Excited yet?? There are several ways you can be involved and I want to give you those here:
1. JOIN US! You can call the number given on the video and let them know you want to join Shelley Hendrix’s group. As soon as our group has 20 or more people, we ALL will receive an additional 20% off the already very low price. Think about it: most mission trips cost a minimum of $2000 per person–but on Cruise with a Cause, you can take several people at this price.
2. If you can’t join us, would you please prayerfully consider GIVING a financial gift to help us go? Each speaker/artist must raise their own support or pay their own way. Our family is quite simply not in a position to do this right now, so every dollar given to our mission project will help. My family of 5 needs to raise $3500.00 by the end of March to enable us to be involved in this amazing opportunity. You can send your tax-deductible gift to “Church 4 Chicks, inc.” at PO Box 1447, Woodstock, GA 30188. Please designate your gift on a separate sheet of paper and not on the check itself.
3. Join our prayer team! We are desperately in need of prayer as we seek to reach Jamaicans–people God loves dearly–with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Not only will we be taking the Gospel to Jamaica, but to the WORLD as there are literally people from around the world working on the ship itself. If you will stand in prayer for us, please let us know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep you informed of our prayer needs.
This is an opportunity that we can ALL be a part of in some way. What other mission trip includes such amazing conferences and concerts for the whole family AND gives every one an opportunity to serve. This will be a first mission trip for my 8 year son and 14 year old daughter and we are thrilled for this chance to allow them to see God at work in such a powerful way.
None of us can do everything, but ALL of us CAN do something. Would you please prayerfully consider what you can do to help?
Thank you SO much for taking the time to read this and to ACT. This won’t happen for our family without help, so we thank you in advance for how you’ll respond.
Because He First Loved me,
Founder and Teacher of Church 4 Chicks, Inc.
Learn about our spring series beginning 3.8.11 here.
You can contact Shelley at the number above or click on the link here or on the “Cruise With Shelley” link on right side of the page.