Loretta and I have some very exciting and humbling news. Calvary Community Church is sending a team to serve alongside other volunteers in Israel’s Christian ministry "Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation," and Loretta and I are joining that team. We're going to Israel.
The main purpose of the trip is to work at a children’s camp alongside a wonderful Christian organization (the Musalaha Christian Ministry of Reconciliation) that works to build bridges of reconciliation among the competing ethnicities and religious groups in Israel. We are thrilled to be included in this trip, and we may even be able to see some of the places where Jesus actually walked, so you can imagine our joy.
Our team has been given the green light to begin fundraising - which includes airfare, room and board, insurance and meals - and it has just begun. And so, I'm bringing this request to you, our readers, as something you may want to participate in with us. This is not something we take lightly, so please know how grateful we are for your hearts toward this endeavor. And above all, please be praying for us, as this will stretch us both spiritually and physically.
Our trip dates are July 7-18, 2016 and the full amount is due by June 26, 2016. If you are able to help financially, your gift of any amount is fully tax-deductible. There are several ways to give:
Online: You can give online via Team Israel’s trip support by clicking HERE. All of the funds go directly to Calvary Community Church, so please be sure to indicate that the giving is to send Jimmy and Loretta Peña to Israel.
By check: Payable to Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake, CA 91362. On the check memo line, please write “Israel 868” and include a separate note indicating that it’s for my Israel trip.
Thank you so much everyone. Loretta and I are so grateful for your prayer support and financial giving that will allow us to make this trip. May everything we do together bring God glory.
Growing in grace,