Greetings dear friends and family-
I am writing this update from downtown San Diego, where I have been working for the last 8 months as one of the pastors of Anchor Gaslamp Church and as a barista at a local coffee shop. As you remember, last year I was blessed with the opportunity to serve several months in overseas missions to Kenya and India. I was able to minister in the slums surrounding Nairobi and the leper colonies of Delhi. Many of you were the ones who made it possible for me to go, and I thank God for using you to send me! There are many people on the other side of the world who are forever changed because of your willingness to support the mission.
I write today because I have been afforded another opportunity to lead a short-term mission trip this summer. I will be leading a group of about 20 high school students on a 2-week mission to Costa Rica. Once again, this trip will be through the Adventures in Missions (AIM) organization that sends hundreds of teens, young adults, and adults out on missions across the world every year. During this trip, our team will be serving a church in San Jose with VBS programs, youth ministry, and evangelism. I am so excited for the opportunity to lead these students as they are exposed to the great need of the world for the good news of Jesus Christ!
I am thankful for this opportunity to serve the kingdom in overseas ministry. Also, because of my leadership history with AIM and the short nature of the trip, AIM will be covering most of my trip costs. This is a HUGE blessing! My only expenses are the in-country flight to leader training in Georgia ($650), the wages I will lose from being away from work for 3 weeks total ($720), and medications/small miscellaneous expenses (?).
Although all Christians are called to be on mission wherever we live, it is often said of overseas ministry that, “some go by going, but others go by sending.” Not only is this trip an opportunity for me to go minister, it is an opportunity for you to serve the kingdom by sending me. If you are able, I humbly ask for your prayers and financial support for this trip to Costa Rica. Partner with me in sharing the gospel with those in Costa Rica that need to hear it.
I am able to receive donations either of these addresses:
P.O. Box 1481
Poway, CA 92074
|If you need a tax write-off, send your donation to:
Adventures in Missions
ATTN: Kenny Liles Support Account
6000 Wellspring Trail
Gainesville, GA 30506