I am excited to tell you that I have been given a great opportunity to join our church’s first mission trip in going to the Dominican Republic this summer! (June 15-22)I will be working with Crosspoint’s children ministry team to teach and present the Gospel to hundreds of children. I will also have the opportunity to visit an orphanage that our church has sponsored and love on the girls that are dwelling there.
As I prepare my heart and mind to go on this trip, I ask that you would consider partnering with me in a couple of different ways:
1) Prayer support: As we know the power of prayer is mighty. I need many to keep us in prayer before our Great God for safety, health, wisdom, and spiritual regard for the needs of all we encounter. Also, on a personal level, this will be the first time both Wayne and I are leaving Emmalee and traveling internationally. We know she is in good hands, but emotionally this will be difficult for us to not being with her. Prayers for comfort and peace during our time away will be greatly appreciated, too.
2) Financial Support: I have to raise $1,500 to attend this trip. I have already placed a deposit of $150 down. I know times are tough right now, but a small amount from each of you will add up quickly and will help me to make a huge impact on our world in a mighty way! A convenient way to give is online! Go to http://www.crosspointlive.com/onlinegiving and click on the “Giving” tab and include my name in the notes section.
3) Encouraging Support: My team and I will be battling with a lot of doubt, fear, and trepidation about attending this trip. We know these things are not of God, but they do seem to cloud our view of the greater things God has in store for us. If you could write notes of encouragement to me personally or to my team, this would greatly help. Please consider words that will keep us focused on God and others. I would like to have these letters so we can read them during the trip or before as we prepare to go. When you send them, please mark when they are to be read (i.e. “Before” or “During”) and address to me (“Tina”) or to the “Team”. I think this will be a great blessing to all involved, God’s word will not return void.
I am extremely excited to see what God has in store for the mission’s trip team. I know we will have our work cut out for us, but God promises to be the very strength we need. Thank you in advance for your support and love. Please take some time to pray and consider how you and your family could best support and fill out the form below and return it in the included envelope.
Since we have had so many friends from all over the place wish us well during this pregnancy and since there have been so many of you that live outside of Florida tell us that you wish you could be there to celebrate at some of our baby showers, we decided to open the phone lines up.
During the next episode of “The Adventures of Wayne and Tina” we’d like to play some of the voicemails that you have left us in celebration of this baby coming soon!
If you’d like to participate in our “Online Baby Shower”, all you have to do is call (352) 397-4615 and leave us a voicemail!
Oh, and if you’d like to actually send something to “Baby C”, here’s where we’re registered:
We spent this past weekend running through Babies R Us and Target with a laser gun… a LASER GUN!
It was a lot of fun but I had no idea how tiring it would actually be. We started out by driving to the “big” Babies R Us store in Clearwater since there isn’t really one near our place except for a Toys R Us that kind of has a “Baby Corner”. Once we got there they took down our information and then we were set free with the laser gun!
I thought maybe this would be one of those “personal shopper” experiences but they really let us loose… alone… with very little direction.
So here’s the disclaimer. We’re first time parents; so go easy on us. We know we doubled up on some things and that’s mainly because we know that not everyone has a Babies R Us or Target near-by. But all three stores we registered at, (Target, Babies R Us, and Amazon.com) have online shopping and even some shipping deals too. That way if you’d rather ship it straight to our door you can!
The links are below, and thank you so much for all of the love and support!