Both Brennan and I have a passion for serving others, and that takes different forms in our lives. His job is to make people feel better (massage therapy) and he loves knowing that his hands can impact others positively. He is always quick to help people whenever he can. I love to serve people in daily life, whether that means taking a meal to a family in need, listening to a friend who needs encouragement, or using my talents and abilities to serve others however I can. I also have had the privilege of participating in mission trips to Tunisia, Haiti, Brazil, the Navajo Reservation, and even Pennsylvania. Missions is a major part of our lives.
Four months ago, Brennan and I became certified Disaster Relief responders through the Southern Baptist Convention. With the training that we received, we are now able to go whenever our state’s teams are called up, and we will be able to help people during their greatest time of need. In the past, Pennsylvania teams have served not only within our state, but also in Mississippi (Hurricane Katrina), Florida, Iowa (after flooding) and many other states.
We are trained in three major areas: mud-out (assisting with flood recovery), feeding unit (our mobile kitchen can feed thousands of people each day), and chain saw (helping cut up and clean up fallen trees).
While we are very excited to be able to serve others in this way, we are also beginning to prepare financially for when the call comes. We are responsible for paying our own way whenever deployed (gas, food, etc. for the trip there and back). Once we get to the area, we will be housed and fed. But, getting there requires finances.
We never want lack of money to keep us from being able to serve! Because of this, we are beginning to set aside money into a “Missions Fund” that can be used whenever God calls us to go into the mission field—whether that be a Disaster Relief deployment or a mission trip somewhere.
To kick-start this “Missions Fund” we are hosting a Thirty-One party! My mom has offered to help us build this fund by donating part of her commission to us, which is so incredibly generous!
Please take a look at the catalog/website. I personally own so many Thirty-One products that I use all the time. They are practical and durable, AND they are really cute! Their products make great gifts, as well…and Christmas is coming! 🙂
Thank you in advance for your support!