As you probably know, Cheri and I have a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. That desire is prompting us to take a short-term missions trip conducting Pastors’ Conferences in Cartagena and Medellin, Colombia, South America this March. Through ministering to these pastors, we will be influencing much of the country of Colombia for Jesus Christ. It will be a full two weeks, but we are excited!
Colombia is a prime mission-sending nation because there is such a need among the people. Less than 7.5% of the people know Christ as their personal Savior in this predominately Catholic country. Additionally, many US pastors will not go there because of the perceived danger for which Colombia (especially Medellin) was formerly known ... and yet these Colombia pastors are hungry for someone to guide them and encourage them. We have been granted great favor with these pastors and want to take the relational love of Jesus to these pastors and to Colombians.
Although our food, housing, and ground transportation in Colombia are all taken care of, our flights will cost about $2500; we are in need of your help. We especially need your prayer support, since all of this is stretching us beyond our comfort zone! But Jesus commanded us to go into all the world to preach the gospel, and we truly believe He has appointed us for such a time and place as this. Perhaps you don’t similarly feel called to go to a foreign country, but you can be a part of the solution by your intercessory prayers and your financial investment.
If you are able to help financially, your gift is fully tax-deductible if you make it payable to Christian Life Center, 6363 W 183rd Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477. DO NOT put our name on the check memo. Please send it to us direct (19401 Tramore Lane, Mokena, IL 60448) so that we can submit it, or include a separate note indicating it’s for our Colombia trip if you mail it to the church.
Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help us, and may God bless you!
Pastors Jim & Cheri Garrett