I am reaching out to you with an exciting opportunity that The Lord has provided me with once again. The ministry of teaching the gospel in Ireland! I will be departing on this mission trip on August 1, 2014 for 10 days with a group from my home church, First Baptist Church of Jackson. We will again be joining hands in the ministry and the love of Christ with our fellow missionaries in Mallow, Ireland, Bob and Marilyn Hutton. During our time there, we will have the wonderful opportunity to teach the children of Mallow about Jesus Christ through Holiday Bible Club. For the children in Ireland, this is very similar to what we call Vacation Bible School here in the United States. This ministry is very important for so many reasons, but most of all because Jesus commands us to GO!
Mark 16:15, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (KJV)
This commandment from Christ is of the utmost importance in obedience through faith! Thus, the opportunity to return to Ireland for the second time is near and dear to my heart. To see the children I met previously and to follow up with them so that they know how much I care for them would be such a blessing to me and ultimately bring glory to God the father. Mission trips are also an opportunity to grow stronger in faith with the Lord Jesus Christ as I pursue a lifetime commitment to serving him with my whole heart and therefore serving others in the process.
During Holiday Bible Club, we will primarily focus on reaching children and teenagers for The Lord. We will be teaching them about the free gift of eternal life through the blood sacrifice of Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection. As odd as it may seem, some of these children and their parents have never been exposed to the gospel and do not own a bible. Many of these children have tumultuous and very weak home lives with their families and are in desperate need of biblical and spiritual direction in their lives. The opportunity to show them the love of Christ through teaching the Word of God will provide them with hope and a chance at everlasting life in heaven!
I am excited beyond belief and grateful for the opportunity to return to the friends I have made and to meet more children who need to know love in Ireland. I would like to ask you to join me in this remarkable opportunity to minister to these people once again. There are many ways you can help support this trip, if you feel led by God to do so. First and foremost, our group and the people of Ireland NEED your prayers! Prayers for safe travel, prayers for funding, prayers for the souls of the people of Ireland and for Jesus to remain sovereign over our entire trip! The power of prayer is what will allow this trip to be successful as we follow the Lord Jesus in his commandment to GO! Also, funding is a most certain need for this trip. I will need to raise $2,300 by July 2014 in order to make this mission trip possible. I would most graciously appreciate any consideration for donation to this mission. If you have the ability and the desire from God to make a donation, please know that every single cent raised to go on this trip will be spent for travel, lodging, food expenses and to directly benefit the Irish children and their families. I cannot wait to share with you all of the amazing things God will do while we are there!
I thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support and pray for God's blessing in your life!
In the love and service of my dear Lord Jesus,
Jayme Marie Speight