Dearest Friends and Beloved Family-
Oh how I wish to be having a cup of tea with each and everyone of you, talking about the things that the Lord is doing in each of our lives, but a simple update/email will have to do.
First of all I want to thank everyone who has stood behind me in the last year as I ventured to Africa in May 2009 and then as I went to Haiti earlier this year. The prayer and finances has been a gift from God. Through these times God has continued to grip my heart for orphans, widows, the poor and the ones who so easily fall through the cracks unnoticed.
Shortly after arriving back from Haiti I felt the Lord prompting me that it was time to go again. (I am in a constant state of feeling like a little girl…What’s next Daddy? Where are we going next? What do You want to do?) He said Africa.
I applied and was accepted as staff for the Iris Harvest School in Pemba, Mozambique. This is the missions’ school that I took last year. The missions’ school and experience in Pemba impacted me for life; I can’t explain the excitement I have about leading others through something that impacted me so much.
I will be staffing for the Iris Harvest School of Missions from October-December. This will again be a 3 to 3 ½ month position.
What does being staff look like? Hehe…I’m not 100% sure yet! What I do know is that I will be a house leader. (There are several houses for students to stay in. Each of the girl’s houses hold about six girls and a house leader. I’ll be leader of a house.
I will also be a “color group leader.” Each student is assigned to a color group. I will be the leader of a color group…which I’ll be doing lots of outreach with. I’ll be leading my group out to the “bush-bush” for evangelism.
Along with these things I’ll be heading up two or more areas that help make the school run smoothly or that are mercy ministries. For example, heading up putting on new roofs for widow’s homes, tending to the gardens at the Iris base, doing morning announcements at class, etc etc. the list goes on.
I will be leaving the 23rd or 25th of September and am unsure of what my return date is. Though uncertain of what the details will look like, I know the Lord is sending me and so I’m excited to go. The Lord has given me a great love for Africa and the African people. I have so much desire to see the nation of Africa prosper and for the people to be saved and set free.
I want to invite each and every one of you to come along with me. What does that look like? I would love to pack everyone up and put you all in my suitcase, but I know that’s not practical. Although I know that if it’s God’s plan you will go…(see you there!)
But you can come with me in other ways and reap the fruit of this mission’s opportunity. I want to invite everyone to come along with me in finances and/or prayer. Getting to Africa to do mission work is quite expensive. I want to invite anyone who wants to be part of this trip to do so in two ways.
1. Finances: You can give either one-time donations or monthly support for the extent of time that I am gone.
2. Prayer: If you want to be part of this trip, but don’t feel led to do so financially, I am also asking you to consider becoming a prayer partner. When I am in different countries doing missions, I feel and know when people are praying for me. I desire to have as many people as possible praying for me while I am gone! : )
These are exciting times to be part of the kingdom of God. I pray blessing over each of you as we bring in His harvest together.
Blessing to each of you!
My mom will be handling my finances while I am away so…
If you want to be part of my trip in a financial way please send checks to:
c/o Janet Marsh
11100 Walrond Ave
Kansas City, MO 64137
*make checks payable to: Carissa Marsh*
For donations that need a tax deduction
Send checks to:
Siren Assembly of God
P.O. BOX 21
Siren, WI 54872
Make Check payable to Siren Assembly of God.
In the MEMO put: Carissa Marsh
Also, I’ll be keeping people updated on my trip when I’m gone. If you want to be part of that mailing list please message me back! : ) Much love to you all!
*Also, if you desire to come along with me in either finance or prayer please email back with your mailing address and also note your intentions so I can plan accordingly. : ) Thanks!