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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hello Family, Friends and Missionary Supporters:
 
Introducing THE 40-40-40 CAMPAIGN:
I'M ASKING 40 PEOPLE
TO DONATE $40
DURING THE NEXT 40 DAYS
For a missions trip to MEXICO, OCT 26 - NOV 2!

I’m thrilled to say that on October 26, 2013, I will be privileged to be part of the Crosspoint Missions Team heading to Mexico to bring love, hope, healing and God's amazing salvation to  many there. Since 2005, I've traveled to Peru eight times with Crosspoint, and God has always, always come through in a mighty way to allow us to bless the people and for us in turn to be blessed even more by the experience. Well, God has enlarged Crosspoint's territory and they have begun to venture to new exciting places, like South Africa and Mexico (with more planned in the future). So, God has directed my path to join them on their first trip to Mexico this fall. 

We will be working with Pastor Jonatan Chavez  in Mexico City, the most populous city in the world with 106 million people. Its museums are amongst the most visited in the world, and its subways move close to 5 million people every day. It's also the land of my favorite type of food -- Mexican -- and the land of birth to tortillas, tacos, enchiladas and world famous salsa! OK, I'm ready to go now! 

MINISTRY WE WILL DO:
  • Visiting an orphanage -- to shower the kids with love, hugs, attention, supplies and hope for eternity
  • Visiting an elderly care center -- to bring love, care and hope for eternity
  • Possibly visiting a prison -- to bring the captives the true key to their freedom, a message of salvation
  • Hosting revival services -- to give testimonies, possibly drama skits, and ministry in song and teaching
  • Service work in local churches -- to provide help where needed; could be painting, cleaning, construction, etc.
OUR GOAL: Simply put by Crosspoint Missions: "Our goal is to share the love of God everywhere we go and to share the gospel of Jesus. God uses our team to communicate and demonstrate the gospel. He who wins souls is wise. (Prov. 11:30)"

GOD WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE. We will show up and allow Him to use us in whatever manner He chooses. This will be my 10th time on the mission field -- once in Ghana, West Africa and eight times in Peru -- and ALL of those times, God showed up and did some amazing things.

PHOTOS. In addition to the photo links below, I've attached a few photos from my last missions trip to Peru in 2012 with my son -- that was his second missions trip to Peru. 

Street Drama Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150856728741205.400730.703396204&type=1&l=4e887c34a2
Serving and Teaching Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150856668256205.400722.703396204&type=1&l=4dc67d8506
Boys Home and Medical Clinic Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150856773191205.400731.703396204&type=1&l=eb4c385e60
Just Precious People Photos :-)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150856783541205.400733.703396204&type=1&l=7bf952251c

So, I have one question for you: ARE YOU IN? Will you help bring love, hope, healing and salvation to those in need by helping to send me to Mexico? 

Yes, there are plenty who are needy right here in the U.S., and hopefully we are all doing our part to help in some way. However, some of us are called to help internationally. I am one of them. I cannot go without your help. Funds will pay for airfare, lodging, food and local transportation. If you will do this great honor and sow a seed in God's kingdom, here is how you may make your donation:

(1) BY PAYPAL: Log into  your PayPal account and send your donation to the account: vanessaburke@clear.net. Or, I can send you a donation invoice from PayPal and you would just click on the link to follow instructions; just email me to request that. Either way, PayPal will automatically notify me when your donation is received; it will be transferred to Crosspoint Ministries; and you will be notified of the transfer. Your PayPal email receipt may used for tax deduction purposes.
 
(2) BY MAIL: Make your donation payable to: Crosspoint Ministries -- visit www.crosspointmissions.org to learn more about the ministry. And then please mail your donation directly to Crosspoint Ministries: 150 Plantation Trail, Statesboro, GA 30458. Be sure to indicate on a note that this donation is for Vanessa Burke's Mexico Missions trip. You may use your donation as a valid IRS tax deduction. 

Thanks in advance for your prayerful consideration to support this calling, and I look forward to hearing from you soon! Regardless, I ask for your prayers for sufficient donations and for the trip itself.

Remember, I need $40 from 40 people over the next 40 days! If you can fill more than one of the 40 slots I need, AWESOME!

Charged to Uplift.Encourage.Inspire,

Vanessa Burke
Questions? vanessaburke@clear.net

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