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Adam Is Going to India

$1,545 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 9 people in 24 months

Hi friends!

If you don't know me, I am a minister and sometimes-professor in the greater Chicago area. You can find out more about me at www.adammearse.com

Assuming that most of you do know me, I'll get to the point...

I have a great opportunity to go to India and Dubai this spring as both a teacher and an encourager. One of my dear friends is a missionary throughout the middle east and India and has been asking me for several years to come minister there. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and a huge blessing to a lot of great people there (my missionary friend assures me).  To make it happen, I need partners like you.

The majority of the money I'm raising goes directly to benefit people in India. This includes transportation, lodging, and food for hundreds of Indian believers to attend gospel meetings at a couple sites in India. These people are very poor, so an opportunity like this is a great blessing to them.

Here is a list of all that I'll be doing on the trip.

-  Preaching at two gospel meetings (some may call them Revivals) in India. Some of this will be to do with sexuality - which I love!

- Teaching at a preacher-training school for students  from all around the Middle East.

- Teaching at a preacher-training school in Dubai. 

- Preaching at a church in Dubai. 

- A total of 11 speaking/teaching engagements over 10 days (yeah, it's busy).

- Visiting with and encouraging church leaders in the middle east and India.

- Visiting and encouraging the children and staff at orphanages in Dubai and India. 

Therea are more details, of course, but that's the gist of it. It will be incredibly busy and, frankly, exhausting. But, my friend assures me that it will be a tremendous gift to the people of India, and throughout the middle east who are greatly encouraged by these events. 

By the way, I haven't mentioned the identity of my missionary friend as spreading the good news of Jesus in many of the places he goes is fraught with danger from those who oppose Christian voices. I do not want my public appeal to create any unneeded danger or trouble for him, so I'm keeping it a little vague. 

Can you help? Any amount would be an enormous blessing. There's a wish list available if you want to give toward a specific event or cause. Of course, airfare and other traveling expenses are a large portion of the cost as well. 

I need to start gathering funds immediately to keep costs of flights down, in particular. 

If you'd prefer, you can send a check to the following address (tax deductible!). Make the check payable to Naperville Church of Christ. Write "Adam Mearse mission" in the memo line. 

Adam Mearse
c/o Naperville Church of Christ
2035 E. 75th St. 
Naperville, IL 60565

Thank you for your partnership in this great opportunity that I hope will be of help to Christian brothers and sisters across the world. 

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Here we go! I'm heading to Dubai one week from today (India the following week) and I am FULLY FUNDED. To all those that contributed, shared my campaign, and encouraged me along the way, thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Now, will you please pray for the trip itself? I'll be posting updates on Facebook as I am able, but if you can pray for my efforts as an encourager, teacher, and evangelist between 3/29-4/12, I would be forever grateful. Blessings to all of you!
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I'm under $1000 to my goal! Response has been overwhelmingly encouraging and with just over TWO WEEKS until I leave for Dubai and India, I am have over $5500 already committed. I'm just speechless at the way God has brought this about and the people that have stepped in to make it happen. Thank you all so much!

Now, about that last $1000 or so. Can you help me knock that out? I'd be forever thankful. Even more, it would help wrap up all the costs for hundreds of our Indian friends to have a chance to come here the gospel AND see it in action as we provide food, shelter, and transportation for them. You can donate here, of course. You can also write a check to NCOC as a tax deductible contribution. Thanks for your consideration. Blessings!

Make checks payable to NCOC, with "Adam to India" in the memo. Mail to:
Adam Mearse
c/o NCOC
2035 E. 75th St.
Naperville, IL 60565
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Under 4 Weeks!
In less than 28 days I'll be heading to Dubai, then on to India. Can you help me finish my fundraising?

I am currently at about $4000 total (obviously, most of it has come via personal checks, which is why my total here looks so low). Can you help me finish reaching my goal? Raising the full $6500 will allow hundreds of Indian residents to attend multi-day teaching seminars where they'll hear the good news of Jesus, as well as insights into relationships and sexuality.

Any amount will help close the gap. Can you partner with me in this?
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Hello my friends! As we hit a new month, I press on to try to cover the expenses of this trip, which will offer a chance for hundreds of good people in India to hear about Jesus. The vast majority of the expense here covers THEIR costs, not mine. It provides help for them to travel into the city, have somewhere to stay, and something to eat for a couple days. I've up to nearly $2000 (much of it has come as checks, so not reflected in the total here).
Are you getting a tax return? Please consider sharing just a little of that to help provide this for our brothers and sisters in India. Donate here, or send a tax-deductible check to the address below. Any amount helps.
If you can share this on Facebook or Twitter, I'd greatly appreciate that as well.

Adam Mearse
Naperville Church of Christ
2035 E. 75th St.
Naperville, IL 60565
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Raised by 9 people in 24 months
Created November 28, 2016
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24 months ago

Can't wait to see what the Lord has in store!

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24 months ago

So incredibly proud of you!

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