Andrew's Missions Trip to Italy

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In November 2016, I had an overwhelming recognition of power and authority come about within my heart. I knew that applications for missions trips were coming out soon, and I was hesitant about applying due to my lack of certainty of where I should go.

Through prayer & devotion, I realized that enablement was something that Jesus shed blood for. As Christians, we have a call placed on our lives to go. Matthew 28: 18-20 states, "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'”

I recognized the affirmation of my capability, and I was free to greet the world with arms wide open. So I chose Italy!

Location: Rome & Francavilla al Mare, Italy
Trip Dates: May 13th-29th, 2017
Ministry Opportunities:
- Partnering with International Christian Fellowship Rome, an English & Italian speaking church in Italy’s capitol city.
- Street Evangelism
- Creating relationship with church attendees
- Church service projects
- Prayer night service (Possible testimony sharing with congregation)
- Women’s Bible studies
- Worship workshops
- Young Adult events
- Visit to a Refugee camp
-Offer a free sports camp at the YWAM base in Francavilla al Mare

Necessary Support:
While I am in need of raising $2800, I have an additional request regardless of your capability to provide financial support. Join with my team & I in prayer leading up to, during, and following our trip. Europe has history, and with years and years of familial bloodlines come generational oppression. Here are some things you can be praying for:

-Open hearts & Opportunity  -- Every moment is an opportunity, and we wish to take advantage of each second we're given to spread the freedom found in Christ! Pray for a Holy Spirit guided recognition of the time we have to minister & the tools we have been given as uniquley designed individuals.
-Spiritual Warfare -- With the furthering of the kingdom comes opposition. Our team is not ignorant of the attemps the enemy will and is currently taking in order to throw us off track spiritually, physically, and mentally. Pray for resilience, zeal, purpose, boldness, health, determination, healings, revelation, identity, callings & salvations, and above all the will of God! We walk forward as anointed and changed people.
-Safe travels -- To, from, and throughout Italy.
-Relationships -- We are seeking out genuine relationship with the people we will be encountering. At the heart of our passion for this trip, we seek to be conduits of the love, peace, and everlasting goodness of God & His Holy Spirit. Please pray that these relationships act as seeds planted within the hearts of the locals and that they can continually draw encouragement and love from the memories of our time with them!

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to invest in me, my team, and the lives of those we will be impacting in Italy. It is a blessing to know that there are people standing in support of this amazing opportunity.


Blessings!
-Andrew
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Update #1:

Hey everybody! Thanks so much for trekking with me thus far! As of right now, the campaign for my trip ahs been open for a month and two days! In that time, $515 has been raised through the generosity of many. And to that, I am so greatly humbled!

Something to note that I just came to the realization of is GoFundMe's automatic 9% withdrawal of all funds raised. The necessary amount needing to be raised for my trip is $2800. But with 9% of those funds taken away, this would leave me with $2,548. Because this is about $252 short of the total amount needed, I have raised the goal to $3100. 9% of $3100 amounts to $279, which would leave me with $2,821. If I happen to receive all of my funds from GoFundMe (which I assume will not be the case), there would be $21 in overage. In order to support the overall mission, that amount will be donated to fellow team members. In the very probable chance that I receive any amount of money over the $2800 goal before I can close the GoFundMe campaign, all additional funds will also be donated to fellow team members in order to show support for the mission.

Again, I want to thank all who have contributed to the mission thus far. I cannot express in words how deeply my heart runs for this country & these aspiration we have to see God's Kingdom furthered here on earth. Thank you for the love, all! More updates to come!
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$1,745 of $3,100 goal

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$30
Landon Fleury
13 months ago

God is going to use you in amazing ways dude! Can't wait to hear about it.

AS
$10
Andrew Skillern
13 months ago

Keep up the good work, man.

DD
$100
Donna & Keith Devereaux
13 months ago

We're so proud of you Andrew!

$100
Jeanette N John Lince-Cole
13 months ago

Totally excited for you honey!! Here's another $100.00 to help you out...I know you got this.. <3

SS
$50
Shane & Teisha Seyboldt
13 months ago
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You're an awesome person Andrew-- hope your time there is incredible!

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