I'm thrilled to announce that I have been accepted to Iris Global's Harvest School of Missions in Pemba, Mozambique for the fall term! This is the fulfillment of something I have been longing for in my heart of hearts for a very long time.
“I don’t want to grow up, I want to grow down.”
I am humbled and excited to attend Harvest School. Mozambique is the sixth-poorest country in the world, but through the work of Heidi and Rolland Baker and Iris Global, the country is changing. In their 20 years of ministry, Iris Global has adopted 7,000 orphans and has planted thousands of village churches. They have various ministries that take care of widows, prisoners, drug addicts, prostitutes, and the poor. The people of Mozambique are so hungry that God works crazy, awesome miracles. Heidi Baker has a gift of healing the Deaf, and the local pastors have such authority – there have been countless healings and resurrections from the dead!! Most amazing of all is how Heidi Baker does not boast in her abilities; she simply loves Jesus. I am eager to learn from and live out the Sermon on the Mount from this ministry.
I will spend 10 weeks in Mozambique, attending classes, worshipping and soaking in God’s presence, developing deeper intimacy with the Lord, and building relationships with the Iris family, children, and Mozambican Bible students. Following Harvest School, I will serve with my Iris family and with my New Mercy family on extended outreaches to Cambodia. I am eager to follow Heidi’s example of stopping for the one, going low and slow, and utterly depending on our Daddy God for all things. Please consider partnering with me in this season of my life!
“Ministry is not about where you are or where you go, it is about where He is.”
October 2: Depart for PembaOctober 4: Arrive in PembaOctober 6: First day of Harvest SchoolDecember 7: Harvest School graduationDecember 9-20: Iris Global extended outreach to Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Sihanoukeville)December 20-January 6: Personal outreach in CambodiaJanuary 7-17: New Mercy outreach in Cambodia (Phnom Penh)January 17: Depart for homeJanuary 18: Arrive in New York
“If you stand, worship, and love God in the midst of lack and difficulty, you will never lose.”
Please join me in prayer:
Traveling Mercies:For all flights, outreach trips, and tuk tuk rides
Health and Safety:For protection against spiritual warfare and illnesses
Divine AppointmentsFor God to use each encounter to make His love known, for relationship-building, radical healing and deliverance
Personal GrowthFor deeper revelation and intimacy with the Father, for accountability partners and friends while away from home
“Love looks like something, yet it has no limits.”
If you wish to donate or lend me supplies for my trip, I would be ever so grateful! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For your reference and convenience - my online wish list and Iris Global’s wish list.
“‘There is always enough because I died for you.'”
Fundraising Expenses (~$8500-9000)
Deadline: September 27, 2015
Harvest School Tuition - $3200Cambodia Outreach - $850Airfare - $3,200Visas - $230Travel Insurance - $57Overnight layover in Johannesburg - $30Immunizations - $200Malaria Medication - $240Living Expenses in Pemba - $375Living Expenses in Cambodia - TBD
*If you wish to give a sizeable financial donation, please consider writing a check to avoid the 3% online transaction fee! Please make checks out to New Mercy Community Church (memo: Melissa Yoon/Harvest School). Your donation is tax-deductible! All excess funds will be given as a love offering to the missions partners in Mozambique and in Cambodia. Thank you so much!