Congo Mission Trip

Campaign Created by: Yelizaveta Prikazchikov
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Goal : $3,900

Raised : $5,290

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Hello friends,
God always knows how to disrupt our plans in order for us to step out in faith and follow Him. This is exactly what He has done for me. I never thought that I would find myself saying yes to a mission trip to Africa until October 2020. When I was asked by Covenant Life Ministries based in Minnesota to join them on a mission trip to Congo to teach on Leadership to 1,500 pastors, I found myself not even hestitating to say yes. Once I unwaveringly said yes, there was "peace that surpasses understanding" in my heart, and I knew that God was calling me to the mission field again.

I have been preparing with a group of people from Minnesota for this trip. I recently received the material, and now I am seeking God for His leadership to direct my thoughts and words as I get ready for the seminar. We will be teaching for 2 weeks in 2 different locations, Matadi and Kinshasa. After the morning sessions, in the evening we will be holding Revival Serives. Our goal is to also raise enough funds to bless the pastors in Congo by covering the expenses for the food throughout the duration of the conference. I am praying that you would partner with me and Covenant Life Ministries by donating out of a generous heart into this mission. I know that the Word of God is truth. The Word says, "Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly; and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under complusion, for God loves a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

I look forward to all the blessings that are going to pour out of this mission trip. I know that there will be transformation in the lives of the people of Congo, our team, and everyone who sows prayerfully and financially into the mission that Jesus has set before us, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:18-20

Current Update: In the past week, I have submitted my Visa application, as well as I got all my travel shots and medication for the trip. There is now 30 days left until our trip.

UPDATES

It's Almost Time
February 10, 2021
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Are you excited?!

Think of the lives that you get to impact from a distance. Whether you have sowed financially or continue to support everyday in prayer, the Holy Spirit is on the move and preparing the way for victory. I am so excited to be stepping into this. If you aren't already, you can follow my daily prayers and updates on Instagram @elle_surmonter

The current update is...We got our Congo visas! Praise God! Yesterday, I also signed up for my covid testing to be done in the 24-72 hour window before the flight. As soon as I get my test, I will be headed to MN to meet up with the team. In addition, I was informed that if the opportunity arises, I may get a chance to serve the youth in Congo as well. This is extremely exciting and I cannot wait to have this opportunity, so please continue to keep this trip in your prayers so that we can have maximum impact in the short amount of time that we will spend there. Unfortunately, Kinshasa has new covid restrictions that will not allow us to gather there even with precautions, so we will be at one location the whole time in the city of Matadi. The church there can seat 3,000 and we will have 1,200 people in attendance for the seminar. We will also still be having revival services in the evenings. These will be outdoor gatherings.

I am studying and going through the material now for the seminars, and I am also asking God to pour into my heart and mind the things that He wants me to share with the people of Congo.

Again, thank you for your prayers, and I pray that in the next week together we can reach this goal of $3,900.

β€œThe Lord bless you and keep you;Β  the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;Β  the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
- Numbers 6:24-26

Plane Tickets are Ready for Purchase
February 4, 2021
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Thank you! Together we reached the first milestone. I sent the check in today to cover the plane tickets to Congo.

Today, Pastor Mcnay sent out our Visa aplications. I ask you to join me in prayer for them to fall into the right hands and for the process of approval to be done well and quickly.

I received news that I will not be able to fly out of DC to meet the team in Paris due to a restricted 10 hour layover. I will need to first travel to MN. The new goal total will reflect these added expenses.

Again, thank your for your generosity and continued prayer support.
May God bless you.

This 1st Week of February
February 2, 2021
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Hi everyone!

First of all, a great big thank you to everyone who has sowed into this mission trip. I pray that as God sees your generous heart, He will fulfill His promises that He states as truth in His Word for those who give with a cheerful heart and for those who help fulfill the great commission by giving provision to those who are going into all the nations to make disciples. His blessings are numerous and He never wavers from His promises. Thank you, again.

Secondly, Pastor Mcnay Nkashama is sending in our visa applications this week. Please help our team cover this process in prayer so that everything falls into place. In addition, Pastor Mcnay is getting ready to book our flights. This is so exciting! 27 days left until our departure.Β  In order to book the tickets, I need to have $2,000 by Thursday. I believe with your help we can reach this goal quickly. There is just $625 left to reach this amount. I am believing for a miraculous outpouring of provision. I know that God will put it on your heart to become a financial partner of the work that He is going to do through our team in Congo.

Thirdly, I was given another bit of news today. Something that will stretch my faith even more. Besides teaching leadership seminars in the mornings and leading revival services in the evening, I was asked to do some work with the youth in the afternoons. This news was a little bit intimidating to hear so close to the trip, but I am excited for the opportunity to reach the youth of Congo by sharing with them the Love of Christ.

I cannot wait to see what signs and wonders God is going to be revealing in Congo. Our God is Great!

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