(Not for ourselves alone are we born.)”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
My life isn’t about me, I know that. I have saved and worked this past year to raise funds to go help Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan. As the ISIS situation continues to grow and create havoc for our fellow brothers and sisters, I am ready to help, to go. As the crisis in the Middle East continues to escalate, I felt the need to extend that same love and compassion you all, and Christ, have shown me over the years. Love heals, love restores, and love brings hope in the darkest places. I have lived this, as I know many of you have.
I leave December 17 to head to Amman, Jordan to volunteer with two local NGO’s to serve the rising number of refugees in Jordan. They need the Fathers love, they need hope, and I feel called to walk beside them, if only for four short months. As many of you know, refugees and displaced people have been on my heart for years and I pursued my MS in Holistic Child Development with an emphasis on Refugee Resettlement in order to be the hands and feet of God to this people group. The time for me to go and do his work is now.
But I need you church family.
First and most importantly, I need your prayers. I am anxious and scared for what is to come. I need the prayers of my brothers and sisters as I follow where I believe the Lord has called me. Second, I need help financially to get to the Middle East. I still need to raise $2,500 dollars to pay for plane tickets, lodging, food, and daily living expenses. Not everyone can go do the work I feel called to do, not everyone can give a lot, and not everyone can give at all—and that is why I ask you to pray for the Lords protection and provision.
Thank you all for your continuous support, friendship, and love over the years.
I can’t thank you enough.
- Rev Sharon Jackson
- Howard & Sharon Herlihy
- Sherrie/Lance Gilmer
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