Harvest School of Missions

LOVE "“ It is a small four-letter word that will cost you everything: laying down your life, passion and compassion, giving without expecting, feeling His heartbeat and surrendering to His rhythm, and following the Lamb wherever He goes, even to Mozambique.


Dear friends and family,

  Imagine yourself in one of the poorest countries in the world where the basic necessities of life are extremely scarce and accustomed luxuries are nonexistent, where Mozambican Christians have nothing else but a full dependence on God and His love. With lifted hands and humble hearts they pray and cry out for God, fully aware of their absolute desperate need for Him. What would that feel like? I don't know:but I want to find out.

I want to share with you a challenging and life changing ministry opportunity that God has presented to me in Pemba, Mozambique. I am planning to attend the Harvest School of Missions, which is a three-month training school (October 1st  2012 to December 6th  2012) focused on raising up a new breed of missionaries who are fearless, laid-down lovers that know a love that has no boundaries and are ready to run into the darkest places of the earth to minister to the lost, poor, and broken. The school combines teaching, prayer, and worship with everyday application to ministry among children and the poorest of the poor. This school is located in Pemba, Mozambique, one of Heidi and Rolland Baker's ministry bases run by Iris Ministries. At the base I will be trained by Heidi and Rolland Baker along with numerous other international missionaries. I will also spend time learning from the Mozambican people and children who are cared for at the ministry base, which to me are the most valuable teachers. I desire to die more to my personal comforts and gain a deeper understanding of God's miraculous love for His creation. I desire to live, love, and learn from the poor and become more grounded in the two greatest commandments: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22: 36-40).

During the three months I will be engaging in evangelistic outreaches to unreached local bush areas where we will be witnesses of the gospel, praying for the deaf, blind, and crippled. I will also gain understanding on how to minister cross-culturally, become practically equipped for the physical challenges of third world nations, live with hundreds of children, experience the Father's heart, and serve in jails, hospitals, orphanages, and housing projects. God is calling His sons and daughters to go and make disciples of all nations, that all the nations of the world would know Him and encounter His love. My heart is cascading with love for everyone, especially those deemed as the lowest by society. I have been serving locally at food banks and soup kitchens in my city and I desire to see my fellow brothers and sisters understand their value, worth, and the deep love of Christ. I'm so excited for this opportunity to encounter God in an international setting!

            As you can imagine, a trip like this requires both financial and prayer support from many people. I need to raise $6500 by August 2012! That means that only 65 people need to donate $100 each or 130 people need to donate $50 each. That's it! Regardless, any size donation helps! This cost covers flight, room and board, local transportation, a diet of basic African cuisine, vaccinations, supplies, and books for the school. Will you join me in this journey through financial and/or prayer support? If you would like to be part of this mission through financial support, then you can donate on this page! I will receive your donation to my PayPal account so it's safe and secure. I pray that this letter shows you a glimpse into my heart and my passion to love people with the love that Christ has shown me.

  If you have any questions or would like to speak with me more about Harvest School of Missions, feel free to contact me via email at [email redacted] or by phone at [phone redacted]. Also for more information on Heidi and Rolland Baker's ministry visit: http://www.irismin.org. Thank you in advance for your support!

With love,

Stephanie Grammenopoulos

Isaiah 61: "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release the prisoners from darkness."

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