Rachel A. McAskill
601 9th Ave SE
Puyallup WA 98372
Family and Friends— Greetings from the Pacific NW! First of all, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Isn't great to know that we can proclaim the reason we celebrate this wonderful season? That is the birth of Jesus Christ.
I want to share with all of you that I am once again heading back to SE Asia in February. The Masters Commission (an internship program) that I help with at my church is going to Singapore, Thailand, and Borneo. We have 31 team members that will be leaving on Sunday, February 4, 2007, and returning Wednesday, February 21, 2007. The last two years we have able to spend time in various churches in Malaysia and Indonesia. This year we are branching out a bit further and visiting churches, bible colleges and orphanages in Bangkok, Thailand and at Mt. Hope Orphanage in Borneo. Through the generosity of many people, we have been able to feed hundreds of families in; provide fresh water and basic living necessities; buy new instruments for a Bible College; and bring suitcases full of clothes and toiletries, most of which went to clothe children in orphanages. Thank you to all of you who have donated to our efforts, the smiles and hugs that we received were wonderful! We serve a great God.
As I said, this year we will be heading into Bangkok, Thailand, which is the center for child prostitution. One of our main goals while in Bangkok, is to simply find the areas where children live and feed them and love on them every morning we are visiting their country. We want them to know that there are people and more importantly a God who loves them more than those who place them into prostitution. We will also be going into more orphanages and simply loving on children, telling them of God’s love, and hopefully leaving money to see to the basic necessities of life.
We have had so many great opportunities over the last few years to touch lives throughout SE Asia. One gentleman on our team brought teaching materials to a Bible College last year, not knowing why but being obedient to the Holy Spirit. The leader of that Bible College happened to mention in conversation with our leader that he was looking for teching materials on leadership....the EXACT materials our leader brought with him!!!! God knew, and therefore, those teaching materials were left there in Bali, and our leader sent further materials and books upon his arrival back in the States! He sends us to teach and equip!
The cost of my trip is $3000, all of which I have to raise on my own. I know that God provides for my every need, and that I don't need outside help. However, God has also shown me throughout the years to accept the blessings that people give monetarily. I am asking that you prayerfully considering sponsoring my trip to SE Asia. All donations are tax deductible, if the check is written to Puyallup Foursquare Church.
Please mail all donations to:
Puyallup Foursquare Church
601 9th Ave SE
Puyallup WA 98372
I understand that not all of you are able to help monetarily; however, all your prayers are coveted and much appreciated. Once again, thank you for your support. May God’s blessing be on each and every one of you as we share God’s love in places around the world!
Love and Blessings