Darwin, one of my friends and former students from Cuba, called me a few months ago to ask for YMI’s help to start youth ministry training in Miami. He also put me in touch with the Florida Baptist Convention’s hispanic division and they invited me to share a workshop at a conference they are having on March 11. I’ll be sharing twice in the morning and once in the evening at Darwin’s church.

While I’m there, I am going to take a week all over Florida to share about our ministry with Youth Ministry International.

Since we are support-based but live in the USA, we don’t have specific times to do “home ministry,” or time to get in touch with current donors and potential partners of our ministry. In the past we would come back to the USA from Mexico City to share with donors and those who were interested in our ministry.

This is a “mini-furlough” for me.

My goal for my trip is to share with as many people as possible about what is happening. Lately, I have been privileged to train youth workers in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and I’m excited to share all of this with new people.

I wrote this on our Facebook page last week about how people can help my trip to Florida:

  • Pray that I will be able to make appointments with the correct people while in Florida.
  • Pray about the possibility of partnering with us financially. If you’re not in Florida and would like to be a part of our ministry by supporting our family financially, just respond to this email and let me know. If you’re in Florida, I would be more than happy to meet with you for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, ice cream, a walk on the beach, or anything else you might want to meet over to talk about the possibility of partnering with our ministry.
  • Consider hosting a dessert night with people who are interested in missions and/or youth ministry who may also be open to supporting our family financially.
  • Put me in touch with leadership of your church to see if they would be willing to meet with me while I’m in Florida on this very specific trip.

If you live in Florida, I’m looking forward to connecting with you. Please let me know if we can get together.

(Photo by Bob Jagendorf)