One generation will commend your works to another;Psalm 145:4
they will tell of your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty
and will meditate on your wonderful works.
Dear Grand Friends,
I am blessed to share with you some exciting news! Recently, I was asked by Bishop John Fenwick, the Bishop of the Diocese of Northern England, to come to his diocese as a short-term missionary through SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders). I will be continuing the work of Pass the Legacy Ministry as I share the light of Christ to grandparents. My home base will be in Preston. For two months (March, April, 2020), I will lead devotions at local senior homes, lead studies based on my book, Pass the Legacy: 7 Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference,minister one-on-one to grandparents and speak occasionally throughout the Diocese.
I am sending this letter to you for two reasons. First, I greatly need your prayers. Leaving my family and community to go alone to a foreign country is exciting but daunting. How do I speak to these people so that we connect and I can share the love of Christ with them. How do I make my American book applicable to a British congregation? How will this southern gal stay warm? Your prayers are greatly needed and appreciated. Are you willing to pray for me — both before I go and while I am there?
Secondly, I need to raise $4200 by December 31, 2019, to cover my flights and living expenses. Asking for donations is not within my comfort zone. But I trust the Lord to provide what has been determined as my budget. I also trust the Lord to tell you if He is calling you to partner with me in this journey by financial support.
If you feel so led by the Lord, you can mail a check to Pass the Legacy Ministry, 105 Lowndes Lane, Summerville, SC, 29483. Please make the check to “Pass the Legacy Ministry”. Or you can donate to my missionary trip through SAMS by mailing a check to SAMS, PO Box 399, Ambridge, Pa, 15003. Please make these checks to SAMS with my name in the memo line.
If you want to donate online, you can go to https://give.sams-usa.org/missionary/cathy-jacobs. Click to complete your giving information and to make your online donation.
It is with a pounding heart that I invite you to share in this opportunity with me. The Lord tugged at my heart a decade ago to go to the people of England where less than 2% profess to be Christian. As a sender, you become an important part of this journey. I cannot do it alone. That is for sure. May I thank you now for your mighty prayers and financial support as led by the Lord. I look forward to partnering with you doing God’s work as I travel this journey. Meanwhile, please contact me at email@example.com with any questions, thoughts or comments. I’d love to hear from you.
In closing, I will share with you a verse the Lord gave me as I sought His leading in this Godly adventure:
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”Isaiah 60:1