January 2018

Hi there,

Remember when you heard that I would be part of starting a school here in Tucson? That was in 2009-2010 and many of you have been following and praying for Faith Christian Academy ever since. Well, we have gone from starting with 5 students to having 46 in our 7th year! That is huge growth and definitely a sign of God growing this ministry.

One of our visions for FCA is to have a huge mission emphasis... (hello, I'm a missionary kid who LOVED growing up overseas so of course I want to share that with anyone I can.) We want our students to experience missions. I am so excited that is it happening and I want you to have the opportunity to be part of impacting two specific girls ---through a trip to Africa! Yep, we are taking our two seniors to West Africa... Cote d'Ivoire to be exact. We will be staying with the Cuthbertsons (missionaries there for years and years) and assisting them with the ministries they are involved village meetings, street evangelism, youth ministries, ladies classes, school ministries etc...

I want you to meet Yvonne (far left) and Kristian (far right).  Misty (our Bible teacher) is standing next to Kristina, and that is me with the goofy grin next to Yvonne Smile

I actually met Yvonne when she was in 2nd grade ... she was on of the kiddos in my Sunday School I have known her for some time. Kristina I have known for 3 years. I have watched these girls go through all kinds of stages and turn into young ladies who want to serve the Lord. Both girls are super excited to have this opportunity to go even though it's a little scary to them. I don't think Yvonne has even been outside of Arizona. They are tenderhearted with a desire to serve particular with children.

We have to raise a total of $8000 for our team. That covers all expenses, making sure we are not a burden on the missionary family we will be staying with. The girls have been diligently working to do this and I want to give you the opportunity to help if you choose.

If you would like to be part of giving toward that $8000 you can send your donations to:

Faith Christian Academy
2555 W. Valencia Rd,
Tucson, AZ 85746

Or you can donate online at YouCaring.

(FCA is a 501(c)3 so you will get a tax receipt)

If you can't give, will you put a sticky note on your bathroom mirror and commit to praying for us? I am asking specifically if you will pray for Yvonne and Kristina... that this time will impact them for life... so many kids these days are focused only on their own little world and can't see the need around them. Kristina and Yvonne are open to where God would lead them... please pray for them.

Thank you for your time. I gotta get off here now and head into school. I don't know about you but we have a lot of flu going around here and it's hitting hard. We have a teacher out sick today, so I'll be covering some classes.... which can be quite interesting!

With love,



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