Let me introduce you to Janie Wise. She is no stranger to our FBC family. Janie is a student at the University of Kentucky and recently sensed God's call on her life to short-term missions through The World Race. She will be traveling to five different countries over nine (9) months! During her journey, she will be sharing the love of Christ through a wide variety of projects. The projects will range from construction, Bible camps, working with orphans, prayer walks, to hospital visits. While every day of the World Race may look different, Janie's goal is to share the love of Jesus every step of the way.
Janie will be living out of a backpack while traveling to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Nepal, and the Philippines. She will be challenged to abandon the comforts of her daily living in exchange for a greater understanding of Kingdom focused living among the "least of these." It's more than a "mission trip." It is a journey to see the world as Jesus sees the world.
What can you do? You can begin by praying for her right now. Pray for Janie as she prepares for this unique opportunity. Pray that God will prepare her mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Pray for her as she participates in a ten (10) day training experience in mid-July. Pray that she receives all of the financial support that she needs ($5000 by July 7th and another $5000 by August). Pray about your own financial support of Janie. You can read her blog and donate here: http://janiewise.theworldrace.org/.
God is using the young adults of FBC in an amazing way. We will be hearing from Andrew Ledford on Sunday, July 17th during worship as he shares about his missionary work in Montenegro. Janie will be sharing with us on Sunday, July 31st during worship as well.
Praying for you Janie!
Dr. Chris Dortch has been in vocational ministry since 1993. His blog is aimed to "equip the saints for the work of ministry."