Zdravo (Hello) Family and Friends,
I am writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity that the Lord has provided for me this summer. I have been chosen to help lead a mission team from Crossroads Church that will be going to Stari Bar, Montenegro for the second year. We will be helping support an Operation Mobilization team that is originally from Crossroads. We will be working with the youth in the city, which is predominantly Muslim, and showing them the love of Christ through games and activities. We will also be doing service projects in The School of Serbia, the local elementary and middle school, to help strengthen relationships between the OM team and the school. Last year we painted all of the hallways in the school, and the teachers and administrators were blown away by the fact that we came thousands of miles to do this for free and expected nothing in return. It will be great going back to continue strengthening relationships already built and show the love of Christ in tangible ways.
The trip to Montenegro will be July 7th – 15th. Each team member is responsible for raising 100% of our financial support and, even more importantly, our prayer support. The total cost of this trip will be $2,500 USD per person, which covers airfare, housing, materials, means and ground transportation while in the country. We must have 75% of this money raised three months prior to departure (April 15th). Will you prayerfully consider joining me on this journey as the Lord leads you? Financial support is part of this, but more importantly, please join me in praying for the families we will be ministering to and for my team as we continue to prepare for this trip. Pray specifically that others will come to know Jesus, as there are very few known Christians in Stari Bar. Pray for the Lighthouse Ministry that the OM team started that is literally in the shadows of a Muslim Mosque and training center. This center offers a safe haven for kids to come and hear about the love of Jesus. Pray that we will win the spiritual battle that is already taking place in Stari Bar.
If you would like to help me financially, please make your check payable to Crossroads Church with a notation on the memo line “Montenegro Trip”. Please do not put my name on the memo line if you wish to receive a charitable receipt for this donation. However, you may place a note in or on the envelope with my name on it to designate it for my trip. Or you may now give online at www.crossroadsonline.org. In the top right corner, go to “Give Online” and select “Give to Mission Trips”. In the comment line, write “Dan Judy-Montenegro”. All the money that I raise above the amount needed for my trip will be used to help fill the needs of the rest of my team.
I look forward to sharing about my trip when I return. Thank you in advance for your support and, more importantly, your prayers.
Grace & Peace,
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2