Oceans 19

Dear Family and Friends,

I first want to thank you for all your love and support during my time at Atlanta Leadership College! When God has called you to love people around the world it is a huge honor.  Additionally, when he also places people in your lives to help you reach your goals and your heart desires, wow what a true blessing.

This year, as a student at Atlanta Leadership College, I have an incredible opportunity to take part in a tradition that ALC has been committed to for the last several years:  Missions Month. As a school, we take the ENTIRE month of February to focus on going all over the world to share the Gospel and to serve others. During this month, our school will be on several trips both in the United States, and overseas! When we are not on those trips, we commit to partner with several different non-profit organizations and ministries in Atlanta to serve in our own backyard.

I have been selected for a very unique trip this year, that is broken up into three parts. The length and locations of this trip have made it the most expensive to sow into. We will spend 19 days traveling to 3 locations throughout Pacific Asia and surrounding areas. We will be serving in Thailand, Indonesia and Hawaii.

Here is a little bit of what we will have the opportunity to be a part of while at each location:

THAILAND:  We will have the opportunity to work with a NEW organization in NORTHERN THAILAND that rescues hundreds of students each year from human trafficking. This organization is so respected that the United States FBI now works with them to target traffickers and sex offenders.  We will be spending time with the students, teaching them, showing them love as well as support their community through various work projects. We will also spend a brief amount of time in Bangkok working with a ministry we have partnered with for many years, WALK WITH LOVE. This is a ministry that goes into the red light districts of Bangkok, and assists in the rescue efforts of trafficked individuals.

INDONESIA:  The largest muslim country in the world that consists of over 10,000 islands.  Many parts of this nation were just hit by a devastating tsunami, killing 2,000 and leaving nearly 100,000 homeless.  We will work with an organization that will assist with revitalization projects, also offering care and ministry to those that are most need our love and support during this time.

HAWAII: Lastly, I know you may be thinking, “Hawaii! Is this a vacation?”  As this is a vacation location the need for consistency is very relevant. We will partner with a Church in Hawaii that is having us host a weekend youth camp / retreat! Sports, services, worship and small groups give us the opportunity to share a sustainable relationship, in Jesus, with the youth of MAUI, HAWAII

A week with each of these locations will allow us to disciple and develop rescued children;  aid in the rescue efforts of those who desperately need freedom; help restore homes and communities who have suffered a great lost (and doing it in the Name of JESUS); and hosting an incredible weekend encounter for some youth adults in Hawaii.

What a LIFE CHANGING MONTH this will be! And I need your help.

The cost of this trip is $4,000 per person. Every gift (big or small) matters!  While you may not be able to board a plane with me, your investment allows us to do this together.

In just a few months, I will join a small group of people who will make their attempt at changing the world, one person at a time. Thank you, for being a part of this life-altering opportunity with me.   Please pray with me to see if you would be open to either prayer support, financial support or both. 

Thank you,
Gerrit Huizinga

P.S. - Because Atlanta Leadership College is a non-profit organization, any financial support you give is tax deductible. A contribution letter and receipt will be mailed to you for tax purposes.
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