Dear Friends and Family,                                                                                                                                                   May 2011

For the past two years at Moody Bible Institute, as well as for most of my life, I have been surrounded by wonderful stories of missions work and tales of people serving God overseas. A few years ago, I was able to travel to Santiago, Chile with a team from my youth group to serve the people there through labor and love. I am excited to tell you that late this summer, I will again experience the mission field firsthand and implement much of what I have learned at Moody.

Let me pause to share some exciting news with you that will explain why I have been given this opportunity. Several months ago, my lovely sister married a man with a God-centered passion for the Czech Republic. Because of this, in late July I will be joining them for a three-week trip to Czech to work with Josiah Venture teaching at an English camp. Our team consists of my sister, her husband, and two other college students, all dedicated to the Lord’s work. My brother-in-law Jerry, also our team leader, has previously been on four short-term trips to the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is a spiritually dark place with less than one percent of its population identifying as Christians. We will be drawing from the Czech students’ desires to understand English as our entry point to build relationships with them, expose them to the gospel, and connect them with a local church youth group.

I am excited and blessed to personally share in the work that God is doing through Josiah Venture. I am eager to learn all that God has in store for me, through the trip itself, but also in preparing for it and in how it will affect my heart and life.

As I prepare for this trip, I first request your prayers. My most important preparation for this summer is spiritual, and I know that each of your prayers will be a blessing to me as I work out what it means for me to go to the Czech Republic and serve the Lord. Will you please pray that my heart will be moldable and teachable to God’s voice and plan for me?  Equally important, please pray for our team and those that we will be reaching – that the seeds we will plant in students’ hearts will be fruitful for God’s glory! In addition, I ask for your prayers in regards to my financial support. …

I greatly appreciate your support through prayers. I would love to hear from you if you have any questions about our trip. Thank you so much for your love and friendship!

Because they haven’t heard,

Jenna Kristine Pirrie

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