Happy 2018 — A Year of EXPANSION!

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“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander.” — Hillsong United

Dear Family & Friends,

Our family (minus the pup!) will be traveling to Sevilla, Columbia this April to participate in a short-term mission trip with Compassion International. We sponsor two young children through Compassion, and are thrilled to personally visit and serve their families and communities. We will experience both the realities of extreme poverty and the promise of a better future. Poverty is not a supply issue, it’s a distribution issue, and we feel compelled to share our time and resources with those in need, locally and globally. “Every child deserves an equal chance of survival. Every child needs to be protected, nurtured, trained, and provided for. The welfare of the earth’s children is our post. We need to be strategic in our pursuit of justice for them.” — Lisa Bevere

Our April Peoria Columbia Team will train and prepare together during the next few months. While in Columbia April 4-9, 2018, we will do home visits, attend and support local churches, attend children’s educational classes, participate in recreational activities with the kids, and spend one-on-one time with the children and families we sponsor. “May none of us be content with the safety of our children alone, but instead grow in the understanding and awareness that all the children of this earth are our charge. May we be careful to move all out of harm’s way. Together we can be strategic. — Lisa Bevere

“I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!” — 2 Corinthians 6:11-13, The Message

We would love for you to be a part of our team, prayerfully and financially. Together we can make a difference! Please pray for us to be strengthened physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and to energetically serve in love, peace, and unity. May we be an encouragement to every person we meet, and may our lives, perspectives, and purposes be changed forever.

❦ Please cover us in prayer now until returning April 9, 2018 (SO appreciated!)

❦ All financial contributions are 100% tax-deductible and 100% goes toward our family and trip: Wiest Family April Peoria Columbia Mission Trip.

❦ Contributions can be made online at my.ccv.church/missions/donate OR cash/checks payable to Go360, LLC and sent to CCV, 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd, Peoria AZ 85383, Attn: Missions

“Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, ‘I have COMPASSION on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.’” — Matthew 15:32 NKJV

Thank you for supporting us in this call of EXPANSION! May we all continue to LOVE, SERVE, and INSPIRE locally and globally through our thoughts, words, and actions!

May you be blessed beyond measure!

Gratefully,

Jon, Heather, Madeline, Mackenzie, & Gardenia 🐶

 

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