Hello Friends ! :)
Since 2010 I have partnered with churches around Ireland to plant youth centers and raise up leadership to be able to run them. Each summer we send out a few teams to different towns to begin working toward the goal: to provide a safe place for teens as an alternative to drugs and alcohol (and of course the rainy irish weather!) in hope to show the love of God through our relationships with the teens. This summer I am planning on going to a town called Kilkenny with a small group of young adults to build up adult and student leadership and aid in the running of The Rock Youth Centre and Cafe. In addition to Kilkenny, there will also be two youth teams, one continuing the growth of a center called The Empire in Gorey, Co. Wexford and also a brand new one beginning in Greystones.
The amount of pain and brokenness I've experienced by hearing the irish teens' stories is truly heartbreaking, but to see them come to know Christ and be healed through Him is the greatest reward. I've been blessed incredibly by the amazing students and friends I've made in Ireland and being able to share the love of God and my testimony with them.
For this 10 day trip I will need to raise about $1,600 for an airline ticket and food/ living accomadationsm. If God has put it on your heart to help me financially I will be so grateful! If this isn't a possibility at this time, I would really appreciate prayer for the trips, money to be raised, safety, the church in Ireland, and the youth we will be working with
Sincerely in Christ,
If you have any further questions about the trip, what God has already been doing in Ireland, or anything else I would be more than happy to talk with you!--Blessings
- Michelle Schafer
- jim green
- William Sidebottom